I'm so excited to be able to share this news with you! Read More
Throughout this new series of 4 episodes we will look at how everyone gets a puppy or dog for a reason. This can bring challenges when training your dog to reach goals that you set.
With Chatsworth House in Derbyshire as a backdrop, new dog owners learn how to navigate puppy parenthood, with the…
If you and your dog have ever worked with me you’ll know I like to train our dogs so they have tools to sometimes make up their own decisions.
However, as we are in charge of their welfare and environment, there are a few steps all dog owners should take to protect our friends, and one of them is to make sure that they cannot be in contact with harmful substances…. Read More
I have written about Mayhew before and supported their work throughout the years, but this Tuesday we were exposed to first hand experiences of how amazing their work truly is. I am amazed and humbled by their work and vision. Let me tell you more… Read More
Mayhew has partnered with internationally acclaimed production company Iconoclast to challenge public perceptions of homelessness and animal welfare.
I was going to call this Blog; The Challenges Of Training Urban Puppies. Then I realised it should simply be called; Training Urban Puppies, because I think calling it a challenge is unfair. Young dogs, like us, are brilliant at adapting to their environment- we just have to support them along the way. We can use smart training techniques... Read More
Is your child always keen to go and say hi to every dog? A few tips and things to think about when you have young children and dogs/puppies together, whether it be visiting people, out and about in the big wide world or even your own pets in your own home... Read More
The Most Harmful Misconception In Dog Body Language… Guilt!!
In my opinion one the the biggest miscommunications between dogs and humans, and potentially the most harmful too, is the impression we can recognise “that guilty look” in our dogs when we "catch them” after having done something they shouldn’t have done. Read More
Can you recognise stress in your dogs’ behaviour during everyday day situations? Read More
Not sure? Not always? Maybe?
This new video was made for you…
We recently organised to meet up at their Animal Home for a visit, and I now realise the extent of their work, not only with the animals they care for, but also with our London community, and around the world. My first question to Duschanca... Read More
Yaena, one of my clients, called me a few months ago as she wanted to learn more about dogs' behaviour in order to communicate better with her dog Marley, a gorgeous and lively Toy Poodle. We quickly approached the subject of the Kong, and with Yaena being extremely focused on food and the effect it has on humans and dogs alike, she started experimenting with Kong filler recipes. I asked Yaena if she would share some of her delicious, healthy and seasonal recipes with us, she said yes!... Read More
Why keeping fit is just as important for your canine companion.
We all know that we should keep on top of our fitness regimes to reap the many health and wellbeing benefits of exercise, but did you know that there are just as many perks for your pet pooch?
Not only do regular walkies help with weight control and socialisation, but exercising your dog also offers a plethora of behavioural rewards, like building trust and preventing destructive and attention-seeking tendencies.
Want to branch out a bit and try some more creative canine activities?... Read More
What do you look for in a partner? Understanding, compassion, a sense of humour perhaps? And what do you think your partner looks for? Love, kindness, strength? Now, what do you think your dog needs from you? Have you ever wondered? Food (Of course! Mine does), fresh water, daily walks & exercise, love? Read More
I think that above all else, what a dog needs from his human is safety. We ourselves should become our dogs' safe place....
One of our lovely clients has been at it again with a wonderful Kong recipe for the summer months. Take it away Jeremy:
Out of all the seasons summer is the one I love the most. On a sunny day nothing beats getting a gaggle of friends together (both two and four legged) for some al fresco dining. Bobbie, my Rottweiler puppy, has been enjoying some summer food and I wanted to share with you one of her favourite recipes.... Read More
Once again this wonderful day is almost upon us and we have again proudly sponsored this great initiative.
This Friday (24th June) is Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2017. HOORAY!
#BringYourDogToWorkDay is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs.
Last year, businesses from across the UK.... Read More
Puppies are cute and lovely, but it can be a real challenge to bring them up to be lovely dogs. Puppies jump, hang, bite, destroy, run away, empty bins and make-up bags, chew on shoes, trainers and plug sockets, the list goes on. Of course, all puppies are different, therefore some people will remember these days fondly; others will remember how stressful and tiring it was; but most will... Read More
Easter Weekend is a wonderful time to spend some quality moments with your family and friends, but when planning your weekend why not include your furry friend. Go for a walk in your nearest dog friendly park, chose a pub where dogs are welcome and and take some extra time for a good play of fetch or tug of war, maybe that could be their... Read More
I don’t easily get overwhelmed with shyness. It did happen once before, way more than a decade ago, whilst working for a well-known Private Member’s Club. There, I met Kylie Minogue, and whilst I thought I was super cool, telling her where she could find a... Read More
As some of you have asked, we are going to start trying out the other branded products we sell online so you can see what we think. These products will then get the "Oli & Bernard Approved" Stamp. See our latest video below to see how Bernard got on with The Odin..... Read More
Are you like me, in trying to keep your dogs cool in this increasingly hot weather? Do you remember my Instagram post from a few week ago.....? But now we go a step further as Jeremy has kindly agreed to share some of his recipes with us all..... Read More
So as many of you already know (if you are following us on Social Media) we've trialled the food prepared and delivered by Butternut Box (sounds like a fashionable Californian trend diet) for a few weeks and we loved it. So we though who else would be best to ask but you guys... Read More
When we first think about getting a puppy, we think about the cuddles and all the fun stuff. However after a couple of days in our home we start scratching our heads and wonder how can such a small thing wee and poo so much. Where does it all come from? Then getting that little terror toilet trained becomes our new first priority. Read More
Some dogs will be clean within a couple of weeks; some will take...