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Ultimate Dog Guide

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Canine Behaviour: Excessive Barking – Reasons and Fixes

All dogs barks - it is a natural response and an important part of how they express themselves and communicate with us humans. No dog owner should expect a completely silent dog, indeed barking can be very useful - alerting us to intruders for example.Some dogs bark excessively however, which can be frustrating for you as the owner, and can also be a sign of underlying behavioural concerns.

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An Introduction to Hand Stripping

Hand stripping is a grooming process that involves removing dead hairs from the coat by hand instead of clipping to keep the coat tidy and healthy. Completed twice a year in spring and autumn, it speeds up the natural process of growth and moulting.

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More Dogs with Jobs

Dogs have been at our side throughout history, and over time have been given more and more roles in our society. Our pet dogs provide us with companionship and love on a daily basis, but there are also innumerate dogs around the world who work with us on a daily basis. Last week we looked at rescue, assistance and sniffer dogs - today we will look at what other areas working dogs play in our lives past and present.

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Dogs with Jobs – A Short Profile

Our pet dogs provide us with companionship and love on a daily basis, but there are also innumerate dogs around the world who work with us to save people’s lives, fight crime, or simply make our lives easier. Here is a short profile on key roles working dogs play in our society.

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Common Canine Skin Problems – How to Spot and Treat

Skin complaints are a fairly common problem with canines, and for certain dogs it can be a consistent issue. If your dog is constantly scratching or licking a certain area, it could be the sign of an underlying skin condition. Have a look at our list of common skin complaints to help determine your canine’s cause for concern.

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Jubilee Dog Cake Recipe

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee this weekend, Great Britain’s military caterers have baked her majesty the Queen a special cake for the jubilee parade. The 70kg tiered cake took six weeks to make, and features royal icing and an ornate sugar crown. In celebration of this event, we at Groomers have therefore decided to create our own jubilee cake recipe, specially devised for canine taste buds. It even includes a special type of royal icing!

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What it Costs to Own a Dog

To be a responsible dog owner, it is important to evaluate the cost of dog ownership in relation to your own personal income. When you take a dog into your life, you agree to take on certain costs that are often vital to the animal’s wellbeing. Sadly, many dogs are given away to rescue centres, or are even put down because their owners can no longer afford to care for them. It is therefore vital you consider the true cost of dog ownership before you bring a new four-legged friend into your home.