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Running isn’t for everyone, but there is something quite special when you run with your dog.

By Lucie Mountain

Paw Runner

The environment and your dog - A dog lying in the grass with a chew toy

Being a dog owner and being environmentally conscious can be quite tricky at times. Get some tips on how to consider the environment more when making choices for your dog!

By Jo Baker

Collar Club

Enriching your dog's life - A dog eating an apple

Providing our dogs with adequate mental stimulation can be just as important as meeting their exercise needs and can help to prevent a wide range of problems that occur when our dogs become bored and under-stimulated.

By Amanda Griffiths

Cognitive Canine Company

welcoming home a rescue dog - a dog between the ankles of a person

When will they be walked, fed, trained, toileted? What will happen when you go out to work or to the shops? Who will be responsible for dog walks, feeding and clearing up after them?

By Suzanne Gould

Edinburgh Holistic Dogs

transporting your dog safely - a woman and a dog sat in the boot of a car

Safe and comfortable pet transport is something that we are deeply passionate about so here is some helpful advice to know you are doing the right thing when travelling with your dog.

By Claire Harris

Pets 2 Places

Begin adapting to the environment gradually, so your current pet has a chance to get used to the new arrangements. Have a look at your home and think like a cat, get to know them as a species and similarly for the dog too.

By Katie Scott Dyer CDBC

Behavioural Consultant

Reactivity is a reaction to something that is scaring or worrying your dog and can often take owners by surprise. In reality, there will have been an accumulative of things that have built up to end up at this stage.

By Carrie Stuthridge

Carrie’s Canines & Friends

Their advice to help dogs with the stress of fireworks is to provide them with a safe haven, consider a calming collar or plug-in, walk during daylight, and try to desensitise them to firework sounds.

By Rachel Spencer

The Paw Post

Lymphoma is a condition that, sadly, we can’t cure in most cases. However, it is often one of the more treatable cancers, meaning that it is more likely that we can achieve remission in your pet.

By Ben Sweeney

Vidivet

All of the typical ‘undesirable’ behaviours that we want to rectify, such as excessive barking, are just their way of expressing how they feel about something at that moment.

By Becky Shuttleworth

Therapy 4 Dogs

Pet Bereavement

When that bond is broken, whether it is an accident, illness or age, there will come a time when we have to make a decision and then we have to live with the burden of making that decision or of taking care of their remains.

By Carrie Ball

Animal Bereavement Counselling with Carrie Ball

Is it fear or anxiety? Medically, fear is an emotional response to a known, real, or perceived threat, whereas anxiety is an overwhelming sense of apprehension caused by an unknown, expected or poorly defined threat or anticipation of future threat.

By Kerry Lawson

The FairyDogmother

I’d always urge anybody searching for a dog care provider to consider welfare first, put your logical cap on and think pragmatically about what is really being offered to you and your pup.

By Rikki Sullivan

Poochville Doggy Daycare & Adventures

Mantrailing

It is for all breeds and all behaviour issues, or attitudes. All breeds excel at Mantrailing as all dogs have noses, from the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Cane Corso.

By Kathryn Jones

Trailing K9s

Puppy training is important. It improves the bond between the puppy and owner, it can help work out the puppy’s likes and dislikes, makes the puppy an easier dog to live with and it can help to limit the stress of the whole family

By Lyndsay

Puppy Training IOM

Puppy training is important. It improves the bond between the puppy and owner, it can help work out the puppy’s likes and dislikes, makes the puppy an easier dog to live with and it can help to limit the stress of the whole family

By Lyndsay

Puppy Training IOM

Running with your dog

Stress of fireworks