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Dog Advice

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Five puppy training misconceptions you need to do away with before you buy a puppy
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12th September 2020
If you’re planning to get a puppy, you should also be planning to train them properly too, and this is not always a quick or simple process. You need to know what you’re getting in to where training is concerned before you bring your pup home, and rid yourself of any misconceptions about puppy training that will come back to haunt ....Read Full Article

Five things you need to have clear about what you want in a puppy before you buy one
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12th September 2020
Picking a puppy is to an extent an emotional decision, as your personalities have to match and you have to be able to bond with them.However, the journey that leads you to your puppy of choice should be rather more objective, much of which means ruling out as unsuitable dogs that would not be right for you, however much you like....Read Full Article

Five frequently asked questions about group dog walks
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8th September 2020
Group dog walks are becoming ever-more popular all over the UK, ranging from loosely organised small local gatherings of just a handful of dogs to much larger and heavily planned out events. Particularly in bigger cities, the sheer range of group walk options available can surprise owners, and breed-specific meet ups are no....Read Full Article

Five skills you need to master before you get a puppy
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8th September 2020
Living with a puppy can be great fun, but it is also a great responsibility too! It is also a bit like being a human parent, in that the experience is different for everyone, and how everyone approaches it will be rather different from case to case as well.However, regardless of how puppy ownership looks for you and how you choo....Read Full Article

Five serious potential consequences of not doing enough research before you buy a puppy
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8th September 2020
Getting a puppy should be (and is for most dog owners) a really exciting thing to do, if a little daunting given the weight of responsibility that comes with it. It should also be a wholly rewarding experience that leaves you feeling positive about your puppy itself and the choices you made on the road to bringing them home; such as th....Read Full Article

Getting ready to return to your place of work
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4th September 2020
All too many puppy buyers go from “Hey I’d like a puppy” to actually having both a puppy and an empty bank balance within the space of a week – or even less.Making the decision to get a puppy is one that should take weeks or months, not days. Making the decision of what type of puppy, and then which individual puppy to g....Read Full Article

Ten reasons why you need to think twice before buying a puppy
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4th September 2020
So you think you want a puppy? Think again. Then think about 100 more times too, all the while doing your research.In a couple of months, you might be ready to make an informed choice about whether or not you should buy a puppy, what type of puppy, and if you can care for one appropriately. In the meantime, here are ....Read Full Article

Why are some brachycephalic dog breeds so popular?
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2nd September 2020
Brachycephalic dog breeds like the French bulldog, Pug and Chihuahua are hugely popular in the UK; and in fact those three breeds are the three....Read Full Article

Why is my French bulldog toileting in the house?
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2nd September 2020
The French bulldog is the UK’s most popular dog breed by a long chalk, and every year thousands of new first-time owners buy or adopt a Frenchie puppy and make the commitment to care for them and take care of all of their needs.One of the most important part....Read Full Article

Can Pomeranians swim?
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1st September 2020
The Pomeranian is a tiny but very fluffy little dog that falls into the Kennel Club’s toy dog group, but they’re also dogs of the spitz type, which means they have plenty of close relatives with working heritage and are rather more robust than they might look at firs....Read Full Article

Do dogs have paternal instincts?
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1st September 2020
If you are thinking of breeding from your dog or are seeking a puppy to buy and viewing litters with their dam and potentially sire, you might be wondering what kind of relationship the sire of a litter has with his puppies if he lives with them and their mother all the time.Do dogs have paternal instincts? No, but they might fo....Read Full Article

Can you give a dog Calpol?
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1st September 2020
If your dog has managed to injure themselves or taken a knock and they seem largely ok but you suspect they might be in a bit of pain, you might be wondering if they really need to go to the vet or will be fine in a few hours or a couple of days.If you decide they don’t need to see the vet but are wondering if there’s anythi....Read Full Article

Can Staffordshire bull terriers swim?
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24th August 2020
The Staffordshire bull terrier is a hugely popular and very common dog breed in the UK, and one that most of us regularly see out and about in the dog parks and on the streets all over the country. This medium-sized dog breed has a lot of good....Read Full Article

Can you give dogs paracetamol?
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24th August 2020
If your dog appears to be suffering from a minor ache or pain and you don’t think it is really serious enough to need to see a vet about, you might wonder “can you give a dog paracetamol?” You should not give paracetamol to a dog at home as it is very dangerous, and can cause potentially fatal toxicity.While paracetamol is....Read Full Article

Does your dog have a tail pocket, and what does it mean if they do?
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24th August 2020
A tail pocket is present on the rump of some dogs with a specific style of tail, but it does not occur in all dogs with such tails, and can only be found in certain dog breeds and types.It is important to find out if your dog has a tail pocket as you need to check it over and keep it clean, and also, to be aware of the potential....Read Full Article

Does owning two dogs mean twice the expense of one?
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20th August 2020
Dogs are social animals and unlike cats, usually enjoy living with another of their kind. Having canine company also helps to ensure that the two dogs go some way to keeping each other entertained and providing for some of their social interaction, although they also need plenty of both from their owner too.However, owning one d....Read Full Article

Do animals like music? It depends on the species!
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20th August 2020
We’ve all seen funny videos online of pet birds apparently bobbing their heads along to music or of dogs going absolutely loopy when a certain song comes on, but do animals like music, or are these situations coincidental, or even demonstrating distress or unhappiness with the noise?The answer to this depends on the animal spe....Read Full Article

What you need to know about corneal ulcers in dogs
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20th August 2020
The pug is one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK, and if you asked anyone to describe the pug appearance, one of the key traits they would almost certainly mention in one form or another is their very prominent eyes.However, eyes of this type, which can be found in several other dog breeds too (most of which are brachycep....Read Full Article

Can a Pug’s eye actually pop out?
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14th August 2020
Pugs have large, very round and prominent eyes, and this is one of their most striking features; it helps to give them the unusual appearance that tends to polarise dog lovers into those that find it endearing and those that find it unappealing.Pugs are sometimes depicte....Read Full Article

Can French bulldogs swim?
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14th August 2020
The French bulldog is the most popular dog breed in the UK and the one that is most numerous and common across the UK as a whole. This means that every year, tens of thousands of people pick the French bulldog as their next pet, and picking a Frenchie means doing ple....Read Full Article



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