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 …

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 …

Lady training Spaniel

Animal Welfare

Something we are extremely passionate about here at Digs for Dogs, for obvious reasons, is the welfare of animals. Our Dog Home Boarding Service is built on the idea of providing a comfortable and safe environment for dogs whilst their owners are not around, and to this day we still stand by our company slogan …

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

Just like us humans, exercise helps keep dogs in shape, but it is also really important for their mental health. A daily walk is essential for all dogs, but unfortunately research (PDSA Animal Wellbeing report in 2019) showed that thousands of dogs in the UK are not being walked at all! So, why is a …

Puppies of the Pandemic

Pets. The unsung heroes of quarantine! Were you one of those seeking some company from man’s best friend for the lockdown? Well, you were not alone! As well as benefiting an animal, having a pet around can help with people’s mental health – especially if they are on their own, and it seems that in …

Find Your Paw-fect Match!

Finding the perfect pet breed for your lifestyle is just as im-paw-tant as finding the right partner or even choosing the right friends – if only there was a tool for that! Although, perhaps a little Facebook stalking of somebody is kind of the same as doing your research to ensure you pick the right …

A Day In The Life Of A Digs for Dogs Dog Walker

Through the eyes of Craig Morley, our very own Middleton Dog Walker. The winter months can be tough for dog walkers. The rain comes down sideways, the wind whistles across the open plains and come the New Year all that Christmas excess can make it that bit harder to hike up hill and down dale …

Ideas to Keep the Winter Blues at Bay

It’s been a long, cold winter already and with January feeling as though it lasted 131 days, I think we’re all feeling the winter blues a little. It’s important we make sure that our canine family are happy and healthy, both physically and mentally during the cold season as they play a big part in …

Dog in a field covered in snow

The Health Benefits of Dog Walking

It is no secret that owning a pet is a wonderful thing. For years we have cuddled them, played with them, and lavished them with gifts, but one thing that some dog owners struggle with is the daily walking, especially out in the Great British weather. On top of your 9-5 office job and 45-minute …

Man runs with his beagle dog at sunny morning.

Helen the Hero…

Helen the Hero – Bringing Timid Pebbles out of his Shell!   10 month old Shitzu, Pebbles, was so nervous when he first met dog-walker, Helen, that he would bark, shake, run away and hide. Gradually Helen, who offers dog-walking in Prestwich, Heaton Park & surrounding areas, gained his trust by spending quality time with …

Helen the Hero…
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