4 Ways To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day 2021!

Make your dog feel special this ‘Love Your Pet’ Day! You’ll know as well as we do, dogs are family, so it only seems right that there’s an entire day dedicated to showing our love and appreciation for them! While our pets love their routines to help keep them calm and balanced, it’s sometimes nice …

The Ultimate Doggy Pancakes!

Happy Pancake Day! Arguably the best day of the month – but we can’t forget to include the pooch! Treat them to the ultimate dog-friendly pancakes this year with our quick and easy recipe… 🐾 Apparatus: Non-stick frying pan Medium mixing bowl Whisk Spatula Sieve (Bone shaped cutter or squeezy bottle with a thin nozzle …

3 Pillars For Positive Dog Training

Guest Blog by Lynne Jones – Digs for Dogs franchise owner, Northwich Training with Pawsitivity Use ‘paw-sitive’ training to bring up a reliable, confident & well-controlled dog. As a behaviourist, I regularly work with dogs who suffer from fear, anxiety and aggression which has been triggered by out of date training techniques that are nowadays …

5 Freedoms Of Animal Welfare

Guest Blog by Leeann Bentley – Digs for Dogs Franchise Owner, Bredbury Are you aware of the Animal Welfare Act 2006? I must admit I wasn’t fully aware myself, until I started studying my diploma in Canine Care, Welfare and Behaviour! Now, I think that is it necessary to educate owners/potential owners, and even reach …

19 Tests To Prepare You For A Puppy!

Are you thinking of adding a little bundle of joy to the family this year? Take this fun test to find out if you can cope with living and looking after your new pup… *Best taken in the autumn or mid-winter. 1. Buy a lead and tie it to a big stone, walk around dragging …

Why is Dog First Aid Important?

Gemma recently trained our new Digs for Dogs franchisees on Dog First Aid, to ensure they are well equipped with all the skills necessary to look after your four legged family members. Read on to hear why Dog First Aid is so important, and how a course is suitable for all; owners, home boarders, and …

The Extendable Lead, Good or Bad?

Guest Blog by Leeann Bentley – Digs for Dogs Franchise Owner, Bredbury Extendable leads allow the dog to walk some distance away from you while being under some sort of control, however they are fraught with danger as I learnt with my own pup, Baxter! While returning from a nice walk the lead decided that …

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10 Festive Gift Ideas for the Dogs & Dog Lovers in Your Life…

Dear Santa Paws, The most wonderful time of year may be a little different in 2020, but we still need to show the dogs and dog lovers in our lives just how much we care. So, here are some of our favourite festive gift ideas… *hint, hint* Did you know for every £1 spent with …

8 Top Tips To Help Prepare Your Dog For Firework Season

Remember, remember (your dog on) the 5th of November! Bonfire Night is just around the corner, which can be a dreaded time of the year for your pups – and owners alike! 2020 may be a little different to usual (how many times have you heard that?) – with most organised displays being cancelled, there …

10 Warning Signs To Look Out For When Getting A Puppy!

The ‘Puppy Shortage’ in the UK has been a hot topic over these past few months, and you may have read our ‘Pandemic Puppies’ blog back in April, where we discussed the panic buying of canine companions for lockdown. Well, a new study has shown some interesting results from these new puppy purchases… 27% of …

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