• General Dog News

    Preparing for old age

    Please share this!When we first buy a puppy, not many of us look too far into the future – the years seem to rush by and we share lots of memorable moments, holidays, long walks etc. Then the day comes when we notice our dog isn’t quite as quick as he or she used to be.  More content with laying on the sofa watching TV with the family than out walking in the cold.  For some breeds this happens sooner than others and life expectancy does not even reach double figures, whilst other breeds can reach the ripe old age of 18. By preparing for old age in our dogs,…

  • Dog Behaviour

    Dealing with Excessive Barking

    Please share this!Barking can be a major problem – not just for dog owners but their neighbours also. There are 5 main reasons a dog barks, being: 1) an excited bark, 2) watchdog – guarding either territory or owner, 3) I want something barking, 4) fearful bark and 5) boredom barking. The first step is to find out which sort of barking your dog is doing.  If it’s excitement barking, this isnt usually a problem as it stops when the excitement does. Depending on the context and surroundings of the situation, if your dog gets over excited about playing with a toy, then you can come into conflict if other…