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  • Post-lockdown separation anxiety in dogs

    By Paula McArthur on 7 May, 2020
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    As we look to easing of the lockdown, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief. Our dogs, however, may not feel the same way. They are going to be confused  and anxious when things change and we go back to work.  Some may even become very distressed and develop separation anxiety. They have been with us constantly for some time now […]
  • Home grooming tips

    By Paula McArthur on 6 April, 2020
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    During this time, we understand that your furry friend may be getting a bit too furry.   While the salon is closed, we’d encourage you to do some home grooming to keep your pooch’s coat in the best condition you can. Most dogs, even those with shorter coats will benefit from a bit of extra brushing and combing.  It’s a great […]
  • Online tricks training for dogs

    By Paula McArthur on 31 March, 2020
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    Is your dog bored? Do you need a way to keep them entertained while you stay safe at home? We can help! Like humans, dogs need mental challenge as well as physical activity for well being. Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to combine learning new things with a bit of physical activity so you both benefit. We’ve […]
  • How to choose your dog daycare provider

    By Paula McArthur on 6 March, 2020
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    Your dog is part of your family. It’s important that you choose daycare for your dog in the same way you’d choose childcare.  There’s a lot more for dog owners to consider than you might think. Some factors such as cost and convenience, may well be very important when choosing dog daycare; however we’d urge owners to make more informed […]
  • Sheep Worrying On The Increase

    By Paula McArthur on 8 April, 2019
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    Everyone loves the countryside and it’s great that we have so much of it on our door step that we can enjoy with our dogs, however there is a growing problem. With the incidence of sheep worrying increasing by 67% in the last two years, it’s time for a soapbox moment. It is particularly difficult and distressing subject to discuss […]
  • Is your dog walk fun?

    By Paula McArthur on 13 March, 2019
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    Do you walk your dog the same route every day?  Do you find it boring or do you just walk on auto pilot?  Have you ever noticed how excited your dog gets when you go somewhere like the beach at the weekend? That’s because it’s different to their normal routine – unless you are lucky enough to live right near […]
  • Just a Dog

    By Paula McArthur on 12 February, 2019
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    We love this poem by an unknown author who clearly understood what dogs bring to our lives.   JUST A DOG From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a […]
  • Are you thinking about buying a puppy?

    By Paula McArthur on 23 August, 2018
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    The recent news that the sale of puppies and kittens by pet shops and dealers is to be banned is without doubt good news in the fight against puppy farming. Unfortunately, that still leaves many unscrupulous or ignorant breeders who are selling poor quality, unhealthy puppies to unsuspecting families purely for the money. There are of course lots of responsible […]
  • Is your dog lonely?

    By Paula McArthur on 10 August, 2018
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    Like humans, dogs are social creatures who need the company of others for the majority of their day. Living a life of lonely isolation can cause anxiety, depression and stress which can lead to destructive and other behaviours  which we may deem unacceptable or inappropriate. Day care is often used when puppies are young because owners understand that a puppy […]
  • Cookies Policy

    By Paula McArthur on 11 April, 2018
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      Cookies Policy  Introduction Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. About cookies 2.1       A cookie is […]