Dog Behaviour


Destructive Dogs: Dos and Don’ts

One of the most common behaviour problems reported among the UK dog population is “destructive behaviour”. It’s a very natural behaviour but can often leave you frustrated and infuriated. So, if you’re used to ripped up furniture, chewed doorways, holes in the garden, and destroyed dog toys, this one is for you.


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.


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


Tough Dog Toys for Heavy Chewers

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


Introducing a new bed to your dog

If you find that your dog is ignoring that plush new bed you’ve bought for them, or is consistently lying next to the bed rather than in it, here are some tips that may just work for your pup.