As a Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Expert, I am often surprised by the number of dog owners who don’t adequately socialize their puppies properly. I don’t think that breeders and vets stress the importance of socialization from a very early age. Sadly, lack of socialization can affect a dogs personality and behavior for the rest of their lives. There is no excuse to not be socializing your puppy from day one. If they are not fully vaccinated, you can take them out and about in a bag or stroller What is Socialization? Socialization is a broad term used to…

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It seems to be that time of year again. The weather improves and so many dogs start to stray from home. We thought it would be a great idea to have a chat to someone who dedicates their career to reuniting dogs with their owners. We are so lucky to have a great friend in Hollie Morrell (a dog warden in the south of England) who has given us her top tips on how to be quickly reunited with your dog if they ever go missing ____________________________________________________________________ Have you ever lost your dog? If you have, then you will know…

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One of the best things about being in the EU is the freedom of movement for both people and canines. Hopefully this won’t change with the forthcoming British Exit from the EU (Brexit) and will stay as is for the next 2 years at least. Travel is a very important part of my life and I want my dogs to experience it also. From within the EU, the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), is an easy way to include Fido in all adventures you go on. We have traveled within the EU without any issues and thought we would share a…

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Today is “Love Your Pet Day” and we celebrated by baking some special treats for the pups!!! It’s not often that the desire to bake hits me……it’s been a long time…..a very long time….. So in order to celebrate the love of dogs, I decided to try my hand at baking some healthy puppy cupcakes that we could use for training and also as healthy “just because” treats. This was frankly a lot easier than I ever thought it could be and not nearly as complicated as regular baking Ingredients: 2 cups shredded carrots 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk (we…

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I love having dogs in the city. I love city dogs so much, I dedicated this website to them. Having a dog in the city is sometimes HARD and is not for the faint hearted. However, most of the times we make sacrifices as city pet owners that are totally worth it for the pleasure (and honor) of owning a dog. Before you decide on getting a dog (especially a dog in the city), its important that you think long and hard about why you want a dog and also the pros and cons of having a dog in an…

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