Some people don’t give their city pups the right amount of socialization because they are worried about them catching a disease. However, what we can do as pet owners is balance the need for socialization with the risk of disease. By controlling the conditions, you are minimizing risk.       Our job as City pup owners is to expose our pup to as many different city experiences as possible to ensure that as our dog grows, they are happy in their new surroundings. Low risk experiences you can try with your pup Carrying your puppy out and about with…

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We were sent a Doddle for Dogs to try out on the pups.  A Doddle is a small robust pod fixed onto your dog collar or harness. It contains a lead which springs in and out to a maximum length of 1m with a looped handle for immediate control of your pooch, whether you are inside or outside. The idea behind Doddle for Dogs It all makes your whole dog walking experience happier, safer and easier. It means you never have to sarch for your dogs lead as it is already on your dog!   I take the dogs out on lots of…

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At the moment, it is only required that all dogs wear a collar and have an ID tag. Compulsory microchipping of dogs comes into effect on April 6th this year. In February 2015, the Government laid out its plans to have all dogs in the UK microchipped by April 6th in its Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015. This covered Wales, England and Scotland. It will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks to be microchipped. Owners may face a £500 fine if their dog is found not to have a microchip. This is after the…

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This year City Dog Expert made their first journey to Crufts at the NEC Birmingham on March 10th. We had a fantastic time and we want to pass on some information and tips to others wanting to go there for the first time.   Have a game plan for Crufts Crufts is absolutely massive. There were 5 halls open for this year’s event, plus the main arena. You can get information about what’s on and where from the Crufts website but there are opportunities to buy a show guide from vendors outside each hall. Make sure you get one and…

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Following on from our post about the dog poo DNA post, we have received a fantastic product from PoopPot to show you. The PoopPot is a fantastic product for those who aren’t particularly keen on carrying full and smelly poop bags around until a bin can be found. Being a responsible dog owner is paramount but picking up after their dog still isn’t a priority for some people because they think that it is unhygienic, smelly and disgusting. Well, they should really get a PoopPot. It is small, portable and locks away any nasty odours due to being an air tight…

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