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
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
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
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
Sarah Whitehead is probably one of the most qualified Dog (and cat) Behaviourists in Europe; and the UK’s most respected Behaviourist. Sarah wrote a few books, however my favourite one is Clever Dog. Clever Dog is the compilation of some of the Behavioural Cases Sarah’s dealt with over her 25 years of experience.
There are a few things I like about this book; firstly, it’s very accessible to everyone (very little Dog Training and Behavioural jargon). Secondly... Read More
We too often assume that dogs can think and feel as we do, but they don’t. Dogs don’t think Right vs. Wrong, they think Safe vs. Dangerous, and so if something feels unsafe to them (scary), they will defend themselves, try to get that scary thing to move away, or at least move away from the situation...... Read More
We care for them, play with them, feed them the best food we can afford, train them, hug them, make them feel safe, take them to the vet when they are poorly. We have dog-sitters, dog-walkers, dog trainers; the list goes on...... Read More
I know it’s still only September, but now is a good time to start thinking about how you can help your dog if he is scared of fireworks.
The Do’s: Read More
Allow your dog to find a safe space around your home, if your dog is happy in his crate, that’s a good place to start. If it’s under the sofa, so be it. Dogs like small spaces. Make sure...
If your dog becomes anxious when traveling by car, he might show signs of stress such as panting, drooling or even vomiting. This is not fun for you, but even less fun for your dog. Very often the first experience a puppy has of a car journey is the day he leaves his mum and littermates; and the second, his first trip to the vet. So is it any wonder he finds stepping into this large noisy thing stressful?... Read More
Believe it or not, dog mess is also damaging to local wildlife and the environment. I asked my friend Henry Glynn, Government Ecologist/Environmental Warden why and how. He says: “The high levels of nitrogen in dog mess can physically damage and kill plants causing “nitrogen burn” and ... Read More
This week a simple poem, in memory of our friend Jaxon.
Happy Dog, by Flying Lemming Read More
Dogs don't want to fight, they know that potentially it can be dangerous for them too. Most dogs demonstrate 4 survival strategies when confronted to a situation they are not comfortable with: Flight, Flirt, Freeze and (generally as a last resort) Fight. The Four Fs. Think about it, us humans sometimes uses these too.... Read More