The Dog Blog
Retailers are constantly in pursuit of THE gadget that will successfully remove dog hair from clothes and furniture. Cleaning up pet fur is big business for the hound pound and choices range from special suction attachments for the domestic vacuum to mittens coated in Velcro!
Living with a dog means letting go of some of those [...]
The family mutt is inquisitive and eager to be part of the festive activities. How shocked, we were then, to hear one owner confess that she locks her labrador away in the utility room on Christmas Day. We assume this was to remove him from annoying the visitors and to prevent the chaos around tempting [...]
Social network is no stranger to hoaxes, and this week there was an alarming hoax post stating that the dog trainer, Cesar Milan, had died. Let us state here, he is alive and well and so is his gorgeous dog Junior.
As with any hoax, its impossible to discover who is responsible. However, since we have [...]
A question for all you dog owners out there.. “What made you choose one breed over another?
Everyone has a ‘preferred’ view on what’s the perfect or ‘Top Dog’. Some decisions might be based on ‘personality’ , looks and fashion rather than more fundamental points like intelligence, health and lifespan.
Often its based on history “My family [...]
As we begin the countdown to the festive season, The Dogs Trust reminded us this week, of their now famous slogan, ‘A Dog is for Life and not just for Christmas.”
Despite the charity’s tireless campaigning for puppies not to be bought as Christmas presents, ‘Fido’ is still high on the list for Santa every year.
It’s over a year since our book was published and since then the market has been flooded with dog related publications.
So we were flattered to be invited to speak at Kilburn’s first literary festival, held at the popular Tricycle Theatre. It was a sell out and how gratifying to perform in front of a dog [...]
If it’s possible for us to have got out of bed the wrong side in the morning can the same be said of our dogs?
Do they have moods that swing from elation to despair and back up again? For no apparent reason.?
Is the mystifying reason for your dog uncharacteristically snapping at a stranger simply because [...]
We are all familiar with the image of a campaigning, grinning, politican holding a baby but is the act of humanity quite so strong if the same MP is clutching a dog?
With a general election on the horizon we wonder if a dog owners vote can be swayed by a strategically placed mutt?
The two of [...]
Known as “a nation of animal lovers,” it’s a concern, therefore, that Britain’s animal rescue centres are bursting at the seams. Despite the likes of Paul O’Grady and his successful Battersea Cats and Dogs home series, there are simply not enough homes to go round.
Some of the blame can be linked to the fact that [...]
Relationship break ups are never pleasant and along with who gets what in the vinyl collection, for pet owners, there is also the dilemma of “Who get’s the dog?”
As with children, the dog could be traumatised by the fragmentation of the family circle. Although the decision over the car, or the sofa is often acrimonious [...]
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