Stop puppy biting – nipping it in the bud

Teaching a puppy not to bite is one of the more challenging aspects of getting a dog. Biting and mouthing is a natural behaviour for dogs. While it may seem funny when your dog is young, it’s vital to stop puppy biting. It’s not something that should be encouraged into adulthood. Although their needle-sharp teeth … Read more


Siberian Husky – Are you up to the challenge?

With their wolf-like looks, engaging personalities and almost human-like vocalisations the Siberian Husky has grown in popularity as a family pet. But this stunning dog needs a dedicated and energetic partner. The Siberian Husky can be challenging for a first-time owner due to their high exercise requirements and independent nature. So, what do you need … Read more


Teacup puppies – all breakages must be paid for

We’ve all seen them, those pint-size puppies that fit in the palm of your hand. They’re hard to resist, and many people succumb to their cuteness.  But as the demand for teacup puppies continues to rise it’s time to stop and think. Not about how sweet they look but rather about the consequences of our … Read more


Best dogs for first time owners – perfect pets for novices

If you’re a novice dog owner, it’s essential that you choose a dog that will fit in with your lifestyle. The best dogs for first time owners tend to be more adaptable and easy-going than some other breeds. Of course, if you’ve set your heart on a specific dog, there’s no reason why you can’t … Read more

Miniature Bulldog

Miniature bulldog – small dog, big personality

With its distinctive looks, winning personality and reputation for being both kind and loving, the Bulldog is a popular choice for families. But, what do you do if your heart is set on a Bulldog but you don’t have room for this big, sturdy chunk of a dog? Enter the miniature bulldog, a smaller version … Read more


Types of spaniel – the spaniel manual

Spaniels are a popular choice when it comes to a family dog. As these dogs come in all shapes and sizes and are intelligent, good-natured and affectionate, it’s not surprising. With over twenty types of Spaniel to choose from. How do you pick the right Spaniel for you and your family? Well, we’ve got the … Read more


Boxer dog breed – fun and fabulous

The Boxer dog breed will fill your life with fun, laughter and play. Maturing at around three years old the Boxer is the Peter Pan of the dog world. If you want a cheerful, loyal and energetic partner, then the Boxer dog could be the perfect hound for you. Coming from working stock, the Boxer … Read more


Blue Heeler Australian shepherd mix

If you’re high energy, active household that’s looking for a capable running partner, agility companion or obedience champion, then the Texas Heeler could be the perfect partner for you. A cross between the Australian Cattle dog (Blue Heeler) and the Australian Shepherd dog, the Texas Heeler is active, smart and friendly. So, what makes the … Read more

dogs for elderly

Dogs for elderly owners – senior sensations

We all know that owning a dog has many benefits, including improved health, more confidence and better social lives. So it’s no surprise that as we get older and we have more time on our hands that owning a dog can be even more appealing. But what are the best dogs for elderly owners and how … Read more


Crate training puppies at night

Crate training a puppy is a controversial subject. Some people think that crate training is nothing short of dog imprisonment. In contrast, other people insist that a crate offers a cosy and safe den-like retreat for a dog to enjoy. The debate for the pros and cons of using a crate rages on, in part … Read more