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The need for speed: A guide to slow down eating for dogs

Have you ever noticed your dog literally inhaling their food? We had a border terrier puppy, Becca, who was the smallest in her litter and often went hungry as her brothers and sisters got to the food first. She always gobbled her food down as fast as possible, probably because she had experienced real hunger […]

My first experience of fostering dogs

I have been thinking for a while about fostering, and I knew I would like to help; I love dogs and have a dog-friendly house and garden… also Luna loves most other dogs and would definitely benefit from it. My expectation was to begin my fostering journey sensibly, pacing myself and NOT falling in love, […]

My Luna story

Every idea starts with a story, mine started with my love for my dog, Luna. I met Luna in February 2021, like the best love stories, I wasn’t looking for her or expecting it, I saw this scraggly, scared little thing and fell in love with her. People say dogs look their owners, Luna looked […]

What does my dog need to be healthy and happy?

We love our dogs and want the best for them. Having a dog, like any parenting, does not come with an instruction manual. We are all learning, and each dog is different, and also learn into these blog How to understand My Dog Needs. There are some key areas you need to tick the basics […]

Help! Why does my dog bark for no reason?

Barking can be very annoying. I’m sure Luna and Sasha say to each other sometimes, ‘Let’s go out and just bark.’ It’s hard not to shout at them to ‘Stop Barking!’ or tell them to ‘Shut Up!’ This reinforces the barking behaviour, and makes you look like a numpty. Read About Why does my dog bark […]

Face to face with Luna: How to Read Your Dog’s Facial Expressions

Dogs are known for being man’s best friend, and for good reason. They are loyal, loving, and incredibly intuitive when it comes to their owners’ emotions. However, it can be challenging to understand your dog’s emotions, as they cannot express themselves in the same way humans do. Luckily, dogs communicate through body language, and their […]

What natural snacks can I feed my dog?

When researching this blog, I came across this statement, “In theory, if your dog eats a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, they don’t need any snacks or treats. They won’t be hungry between meals and won’t be starved of nutrients. Too many extras outside your dog’s meals can throw off those meals’ nutritional balance.” But […]

The sea and dogs

Do you and your dog love to walk by the sea? There is something I love about the sea and the beach. Every week I go sea swimming with my best friends. I often don’t want to get in, and then I don’t want to get out. It is cold – sometimes, my legs and […]

The Importance of Regular Dog Grooming: Keeping Your Furry Friend Happy and Healthy

As a dog owner, you know that your furry friend is much more than just a pet. Dogs are members of our families, providing us with love, loyalty, and companionship. However, taking care of a dog is not just about giving them love and attention. It’s also important to maintain their physical health and well-being […]

The secret to dog training

My dog trainer, Karen, said, “80% is training the owners, 20% the dogs”. Luna and I have started a new dog training course, we have been to three dog training lessons so far, and we are bottom of the class.  Why do we put ourselves through dog training? In the first lesson, we were sent […]