The Dog Blog


Separation Anxiety

Dogs are inherently social creatures, and are not genetically set up for being left to their own devices. It is down to owners to teach them how to survive - or even enjoy - time alone.


The YDC Guide to Dog Walking Etiquette

With lockdown restrictions gradually easing, we are all getting out more and enjoying walks with our doggos, but, after the last 12 months of social distancing our furry friends haven’t socialised as much as they would have done in pre-Covid times.


Feeding Overweight Dogs

Right now around half of the pets are overweight - that’s around 5 million dogs just here in the UK. And since obesity dramatically increases a dog’s chances of developing a whole range of associated health problems and has been proven to reduce a dog’s life expectancy by an average of two whole years, it’s no wonder vets are calling the obesity crisis the biggest health concern our four-legged friends have ever faced.


Guide to the Best Dog Toys in 2021

Buying toys for your dog can be one of the most fun jobs in the world, but when you’re just starting out, maybe you’ve got a new puppy or a new rescue dog who’s older, it can be overwhelming with all the options available. We’ve put together this guide to help you pick the best dog toys in 2021. Things to keep in mind When searching for dog toys, there are some things to keep in mind. The first is the age of your dog! Sounds obvious, true, but it’s... Read More


Hiking With Your Dog

Most dogs love a good long walk in the countryside, and that goes especially when we have lovely weather. Hiking with your dog can be a fun and rewarding experience for you and the dog, so let’s look at some of the things you’ll need before you make the trip. What hiking gear do I need for hiking with dogs? Going on a hike with your canine companion is a great way to get outdoors, give them vital exercise, and let them do what they’re built to do: explore all... Read More


Feeding Senior Dogs

Getting old is no joke - for us and for our dogs it means dealing with reduced energy levels coupled with a slower metabolism and, of course, fending off all of the many age-related illnesses for as long as possible. With all of these challenges, diet can either help to remedy the problem or exacerbate it so it’s important to make sure your senior dog is on the right food for his or her specific needs.