Out and About with Dogs


Puppy Socialisation Tips

Why Do Puppies Need Socialising? Socialising puppies involves lots of pleasant encounters with other animals, humans and environments. It’s easy to do, and it could mean the difference between a fearful dog and one that is happy and willing to make new friends. How Do I Socialise My Puppy? The younger the puppy, the easier it is and the quicker it will learn. Between 3 and 12 weeks, the puppy needs to be in contact with lots of people, animals and situations. This is the critical period in which the... Read More


Exercise Pets’ Bodies AND Their Brains

We know dogs need daily exercise to stay fit and healthy, but did you know that exercise can benefit their brains too? Of all the exercise we know, those taken up at Crufts are definitely effective at keeping dogs’ minds active: Flyball – Leaping over hurdles in perfect timing and retrieving a ball that could go in any direction will ensure dogs are staying sharp Agility – Listening and responding to commands quickly while traversing obstacles is very tricky! Try out this kit to get started – click here. Heelwork... Read More

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Firework Focus – Keeping Dogs Calm

It’s getting close to that time of year where there are firework displays, crowded events and changes in the home dynamic. For some pets, this can be a very stressful time, so ensuring that you and your customers are prepared is of the utmost importance. Here are 3 ways you can be prepared: Ensure you buy calming products so that you can sell them on to customers. Care for animals after their grooming session by supplying owners with the items they need in a retail section of your salon. That... Read More

Tips for Buying A Dog Coat

The winter months are looming ahead, and your dog needs to stay cosy. Here are our tips on what to look for when you buy a dog coat:   Why buy a coat? Coats are not just a fashion statement; they can benefit you and your dog. Breeds with thin body types such as greyhounds and whippets, small, short-haired, or hairless dogs and elderly or ill dogs are all likely to lose body heat quickly when exposed to cold, wintry weather. Some dogs will benefit from a warm fleecy coat... Read More

Keeping Your Dog Active

Keeping your pet active is vital for their health – it will help keep them at a healthy weight, aid with bonding and behaviour, and will also be beneficial for your own health too.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe

Losing a dog can be a cause of significant stress and worry. We may have an answer for you with our top five tips for keeping pets safe.


Exercise Tips for Your Senior Dog

While your older dog might be starting to show signs of age, exercise is still important, and can even help to improve and prolong their quality of life. You may need to tone down certain activities as they age, but there is still plenty of scope for bonding and fun.

Mental Exercises for Your Dog

We all know how important it is for dogs to get regular physical exercise, but it is also vital that we provide our pets with mental stimulation on a daily basis. Boredom can cause negative behaviours such as depression or destructiveness, so it is important to keep your dog mentally and physically fit.

Top Five Dog Friendly Beaches

Summer is not complete without a trip to the beach, and it is one of life’s great pleasures to walk along the sand with your canine companion. Beaches are a great place to take your dog – offering wide open spaces for him to run, swim and play.

Ideas for Easter

It is now officially Spring, and Easter is just around the corner! To celebrate, we at Groomers have compiled a selection of fun, dog-themed tips and ideas for Easter. These suggestions would be ideal for fun at home or with friends, but they would also work well as seasonal promotional endeavours for grooming salons or indeed any dog-based business.