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Are Extending Leads Good For Dogs?

Lifestyle
One of the most popular leads out there is the extending lead, which is also known as a retractable lead or an extendable lead. But are these really safe for your dog? Are they the best option out there? Our behaviourist, Alyssa Ralph, explores this below. 
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Raise Money For Charities With The Wagathon 9K

Lifestyle
With July officially coming to an end, Wagathon has begun. A month-long charity fundraising event from the 1st August right until the 31st August where fundraisers are encouraged to walk, run, or bike 9K with their K9.
St Giles Animal Rescue

St Giles Animal Rescue Charity Golden Shareholder

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Introducing St Giles Animal Rescue St Giles Animal Rescue care for and rehome stray and unwanted dogs, cats and small animals within the county of ...
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Camping With Your Dog

Lifestyle

More and more of us are enjoying staycations recently, which means our dogs can join us for a holiday, too. Whilst this can be a huge amount of fun for the whole family, if you or your dog are new to camping together, preparing for it can be a mammoth task. Where do you even start?
We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to go camping with your dog, to help your adventure go without a hitch.

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Northern Ireland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Charity Golden Shareholder

YDC News
Introducing Northern Ireland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue Northern Ireland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue (NISBTR) was established in Augu...
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Dog Events To Visit Over The Summer

Lifestyle
Looking for popular dog events to visit? Look no further, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite dog events to visit across the UK. Ranging from annual charity events to the latest up and coming socialising events, there’s something for everyone.
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Scrumbles Dog Food: Brand Spotlight

Nutrition
Scrumbles dog food have been taking the dog nutrition world by storm ever since they launched back in 2018. They have waged war on runny poos, and ...
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How to Choose Dog Poop Bags - Key Eco Tips

Lifestyle
It’s certainly one of the less glamorous parts of being a dog owner, but picking up after your pup’s poop is as important, conscientious and respon...
Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs Charity Golden Shareholder

YDC News
Introducing Medical Detection Dogs Who would believe that the key to a greater understanding of the diagnosis of human disease was held in the paw...
Service Dogs UK

Service Dogs UK Charity Golden Shareholder

YDC News
Service Dogs UK is the only accredited PTSD assistance dog charity in the UK. They provide Veterans from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder the benefit of specially trained psychiatric assistance dogs.  
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Dog Friendly Days Out

Lifestyle
With it coming towards the end of July, we’re about halfway through summer. Why not make the most of it by planning days out that even our four-legged friends can enjoy! No matter where you are across the UK, we’ve collated a list of the most popular fun days out to enjoy all year round.
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Doris Banham Rescue Charity Golden Shareholder

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Introducing The Doris Banham Dog Rescue  The rescue was started in 2002 and became a Charity in 2004. They were founded to help old and ill dog...
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Your Dog’s Club Charity Golden Shareholders

YDC News
Our Charity Golden Shareholder programme is very dear to our heart.  As a company dedicated to ensuring that our dogs receive the most ethical, sus...
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Dog Heatstroke: First Aid Tips

First Aid
When temperatures start rising, we Brits get very excited about having some fun in the sun. Most of us, though, know the precautions to take to keep ourselves safe - we apply sunblock, we keep ourselves hydrated, we stay in the shade or sit in front of a fan. But it's a little harder when it comes to our dogs.

This article outlines everything you need to know about keeping your dog safe in higher temperatures, and what to do if you end up in trouble
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Taking Your Dog on Holiday? Here’s What You Need To Know

Lifestyle
Going abroad with your dog can feel like navigating a minefield. A lot of people choose to leave their dogs behind because the whole process can feel so overwhelming. We’re here to outline the steps you need to take, so you can know where you stand when it comes to having a full family holiday.
Happy Wet Dog

5 Must-Have Products For Your Dog This Summer

Lifestyle
This summer is setting up to be an absolute scorcher! Whilst that’s great news for us humans, our dogs can often struggle in the heat. This can be simply a little uncomfortable for them, but it can easily escalate into a fatal case of heatstroke if we’re not careful.
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4 Things You NEED To Know Before Training Your Dog With A Ball

Behaviour/Training
If your dog doesn’t really like treats, it can feel impossible when it comes to training them. All the training tips and advice out there tend to focus on rewarding your dog with a tasty treat, and it can make you feel like your dog is just ‘untrainable’. Well, what if I told you that you absolutely CAN train your dog WITHOUT treats – and even have more fun with it?!
 
Here are four things you need to know to get started.
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How To House Train Your Puppy

House training, also known as potty training and toilet training, can be one of the most frustrating times as a puppy parent. It seems everyone and their mum has a technique that they swear by, but how do you know what will actually do the trick? Our dog behaviourist, Alyssa, explains what you need to know, what you need to avoid, and how long this process should be taking. 
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Is Your Dog Jubilee-Ready?

Healthcare
All of us Brits are gearing up towards the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next week, with street parties planned for up and down the country. It's all a bit of a jolly for us, but it's important that we consider how our dogs may be feeling, and that we put in place measures to keep them safe, happy, and relaxed! 
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What You Need To Know When You Bring Home A Rescue Dog

Behaviour/Training
Whenever we decide to add members to our family, our daily lives need to change a little to accommodate them and help them to settle in. This is especially true when we are rehoming a dog, as they will likely have some personality quirks due to what they've been through - either in the previous life, or just because of the stress of moving home and joining a new family. Here are some tips to help you welcome your new pup as seamlessly as possible. 
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The Warning Signs of Aggression

Behaviour/Training
You may have noticed that more and more people are experiencing dog bites than seemingly ever before. The newspapers seem to have a new story on the matter every week. And, you may not want to believe it, but your own dog is capable of delivering a bite just as much as the untrained pit bull down the road. 
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Top 10 Tips For Anxious Dogs

Behaviour/Training

It's no secret that mental health problems are pretty common in people, with approximately 1 in 6 of us Brits reporting symptoms each week [1]. But, did you know that it's even more of a problem for our dogs? 

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What Are The Best Dog Harnesses?

Behaviour/Training
You may have noticed more and more dogs are now wearing harnesses when they go off on adventures - but why are they wearing them? Are they better than other pieces of equipment? Are certain harnesses better than others? Let's find out!
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Is My Dog Trying To Dominate Me?

Behaviour/Training
If you're experiencing problems with your dog, you may be thinking that they're trying to assert their dominance over you, or be your family's 'alp...
Dog Vs Wolf

Should My Dog Eat Like A Wolf?

Lifestyle
So much of what we hear about our dogs relates back to them being 'domestic wolves'. We hear about an 'ancestral' diet being good for them, and tha...
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‘Pet’ or ‘family': what’s your dog to you?

YDC News

You and I have welcomed a dog, or maybe dogs, into our family. We have embraced a rare species capable of giving us unconditional love; a friend that listens but doesn’t talk back, there when we need company, and so much more. That’s why I started Your Dog’s Club – a vision of being not just another big online pet store, but a community that shares the ups and downs of living with a dog.

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Why Won't My Dog Eat Healthy Food?

Behaviour/Training

As our knowledge and awareness of our dog's food grows, more and more of us are changing our doggy diets to more nutritious, healthy options. Or, at least, we're trying to. A good portion of us, however, find that our dogs point-blank refuse to touch their new, healthy food. This often leaves us frustrated, confused, and annoyed. 

So, why exactly do they snub these diets that are better for them? 

 

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Is Kibble Good For My Dog?

Nutrition
If you own a dog, you've probably heard someone, at some point, say that kibble is awful for your dog. There's even a hashtag for 'kibble is murder...
Dog Waiting For Food

Does It Matter What I Feed My Dog?

Healthcare
Just walk in to any pet shop or supermarket and you'll get a taste of just how many foods are out there for your dog. There's dry, wet, raw, fresh - and innumerable options within those categories. With so many possibilities, it is so easy to get 'decision fatigue', where the prospect of choosing is so draining that you just pick the first one, the cheapest one, the one your friend down the road recommended. 
Kong Dog Toy

Kong Dog Toys: Why You Need One

Behaviour/Training
You will regularly hear dog owners, groomers, and trainers raving about the wonder that is the 'Kong' - but, what exactly is it, do you need one, and how do you even use it? 

We're here to answer all of these questions and, TLDR: yes, you need one!