Dog Advice


Be Prepared! Picking Up After Your Dog

It’s a way of life for pet owners and dog walkers everywhere – if you’re walking your dog, you pick up their waste. There are now fines in place for people who don’t pick up and they’re pretty hefty! Don’t get caught without a poo bag and always have your kit at the ready with these handy items: Waste Bags – Never forget this essential, and always remember to put it in a bin afterwards Poo Bag Holder and Dispenser– A clip-on holder makes it easy and quick to retrieve... Read More


On The Leash – Measuring For Collars, Leads & Harnesses

Keeping your dog on a lead is important in a lot of situations. Perhaps they are skittish or aggressive towards other dogs, there are busy roads near your home, or there are certain areas of your local park where dogs must be kept on leads. No matter the situation, a lead or harness is an essential piece of kit, and it’s important you get one that fits correctly. Measuring and Fitting Your Collar, Lead or Harness Collars – No lead can be complete without a collar! Use a fabric tape... Read More


Is It Play Time Yet?

Play is a huge part of a dog’s life to keep them healthy and happy. That includes a good game of tug or playing fetch in the park with their favourite ball. Why is play great for dogs? It encourages them to have a bit of fun, alleviating boredom, which could lead to behavioural issues. Toys are great training tools, allowing puppies to learn commands, realise boundaries and have comfort when needed. Exercising their bodies and minds makes for a healthier, smarter, stronger dog. Chew toys help keep the mouth... Read More


Dog Beds and Their Benefits!

It’s really important to get the perfect bed for your pet. Their bed will be their place of comfort and rest, and therefore it pays to get one that is big enough and comfortable enough for them. Getting the Right Size While your dog stands, measure from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. Then measure from the top of their head to the ground. Add two inches to each of those measurements, and you have the optimum width and length of bed for your pet.... Read More


Caring for Celtic Canines

It wouldn’t be St Paddy’s Day without showing a little bit of love for our Irish dog breeds. Here’s a few, and our favourite things to bathe and groom them with. Irish Setter Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo or Copper Coat Enhancer Shampoo Pin brush and a comb Wheaten Terrier Crown Coat Shampoo Slicker brush, pin brush and thinners Kerry Blue Terrier Ebony Coat Enhancer or Scissoring Prep Shampoo Slicker brush and a comb Glen of Imaal Terrier Seaweed and Cucumber Shampoo Stripping knife and pin brush

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Cold Weather Survival For Dogs

Don’t let the cold weather get to your pets this January! Save paws from getting too frosty, rescue noses from cracking and save skin from drying up with the Natural Dog Company, and don’t forget to wrap them up after wet walks to help them dry quicker without losing too much heat. Find products to help you here: http://bit.ly/2jHSs7o

New Tricks: Roll Over

Teach your dog to roll over with these simple steps: First ensure that your dog has learned to lie down when commanded. When the dog is laying, stand or kneel close to them with a treat in your hand. Ensure you have a closed fist and hold the treat by their head. Move the treat around the head in a circular motion so that the dog has to turn their head. The chances are that their body will not roll with the head on the first time, but the dog... Read More

Help Dogs Lose Weight Healthily

Has your vet told you that your pet is overweight? Don’t despair, because we have put together the best tips we could find to allow out to help your dog lose weight. Ask yourself the following questions: How often does my pet get exercise each day, and for how long? The correct amount really varies according to the size of the dog. Larger dogs could need up to two miles per day, whereas miniature breeds only need around 500 metres. In any case, the amount that the dog exercises should... Read More


How to Handle a Dog that Bites

Many groomers come across dogs that severely dislike being groomed and that can get aggressive. Try these tips to avoid being bitten: Try not to look into the eyes as this can be viewed as a challenge. If the dog is matted, it is quicker and less painful for them to clip out the matts rather than trying to brush. Going short may be a good idea so that the dog is groomed less often. Dogs tend to bite when they feel pain, so be gentle. Do not put your... Read More


Choose the Right Scissors for You

Your choice of scissors can affect how you groom, and choosing the wrong one can sometimes cause injury such as Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Strain Injuries. Make sure you are choosing the best scissors for your hands and your scissoring style with this helpful guide: 1. Blade performance. Stainless steel is easy to care for and holds and edge well, whereas Cobalt Base Alloy has a good rust and chemical resistance, but it can chip easily. Molybdenum allows for a fine, sharp edge and is very durable. Also consider ICE... Read More