As your dog gets older, they will naturally slow down. Where a puppy or younger dog will want to gambol about the park, your senior dog will more likely want a quiet walk. With age comes increased chances of health issues that will affect your dog’s ability to exercise. Arthritis, joint issues Loss of sight Loss of hearing Heart issues Though your senior dog may be slower than before, it’s still important they get exercise. Maintaining an active lifestyle throughout their whole life will actually help your dog by reducing... Read More
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
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
Choosing the right toys for your heavy chewers is a tough task, especially for the younger puppies that are still teething. Sometimes it’s as if they’ll chew everything they aren’t supposed to be chewing! Even when we do give them a toy that was bought for them, they’ll often rip through it in minutes. The compulsion to chew is one that is hard for our four-legged friends to ignore, particularly for breeds that are descended from working dogs. But, there is something we can do for our chewers and that’s... Read More
Working from home has seen a drastic rise lately, with many of us spending day after day inside the house. For some, this might have got tiring pretty quickly, but for others, working from home just means you get to spend more time with your four-legged friend whilst you work. Do you remember the first few times that you didn’t leave the house for work? The excited tail wagging from your four-legged companions? Your dogs will be ecstatic to have you at home, readily available for cuddles and attention. But... Read More
Sleep is a vital part of a dog’s day, and contributes towards both their physical and their emotional health. In fact, sleep is so important that a healthy adult dog needs between 12 and 15 hours of sleep in any 24-hour cycle. This can be up to 20 hours in puppies, elderly dogs, and larger breeds!