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Tips and tricks for training an older dog

Tips and tricks for training an older dog

Despite what you may have heard, you can teach an old dogs new tricks! Although there is the chance that bad habits might develop and be harder to break as a pooch grows older, that doesn’t mean they are necessarily more challenging to train than a young puppy. In fact,...

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Train your dog to be good with kids

Train your dog to be good with kids

Who grew up with a dog in the family? If you did, you’ll know how wonderful it can be to have a best four-legged pal throughout childhood. For a child and pup friendship to flourish though, your pooch needs to be well-trained. And even more importantly, your human sprogs need...

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What you need to know about training a large breed dog

What you need to know about training a large breed dog

When we did our puppy survey, the size of breed was your biggest concern when it came to choosing the right dog for you. And that’s no surprise. The size of your home, amount of exercise, and potential extra training a bigger pooch may need will all come into consideration...

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Fun tricks to teach your dog

Fun tricks to teach your dog

In our last blog post for Train Your Dog Month, we listed some essentials for training your new puppy. If your clever pup has already got the basics down, how about learning some fun tricks to teach your dog too? All that’s required to help your hound paw-fect the following party...

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How to train your puppy - the essentials

How to train your puppy - the essentials

Before your new pup can master any out of the ordinary tricks, it’s super important to help them perfect the basics. A dog who can roll over or fetch your paper is paw-some, but skips the essentials and go straight to these funner party tricks and you may be letting...

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Puppy's First Christmas

Puppy's First Christmas

Christmas is a time for family - and that means those with fur as well as the human members. If a new doggy has recently joined your pack, then there is an extra excuse to make it a special one. We have listed some of our favourite ways to make...

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Preparing for a new puppy survey results

Preparing for a new puppy survey results

Did you share your experiences in our recent puppy survey? We called on dog owners to tell us all about preparing for a new puppy, from picking a name to how much they spent on their pup. Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer our questions, we’ve uncovered some...

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How to check your dog for ticks

How to check your dog for ticks

Most dog owners will have come across the pesky parasites that are ticks. They lurk in grassy areas such as fields, meadows, woodland and gardens. So everywhere our dogs love to walk and play! More than just an itchy annoyance for our pooches, ticks can also carry some nasty diseases,...

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Is your dog overweight? How to tell and how to get them back in shape

Is your dog overweight? How to tell and how to get them back in shape

Obesity is becoming a huge problem for dogs in the UK, with pet obesity rates continuing to rise across the country. If you've made a vow to get your own pooch in better shape in the new year, keep reading for some top tips. Why is this important? Quite simply,...

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Christmas tips for cat owners

Christmas tips for cat owners

If we’re not careful, cats and Christmas can equal complete chaos. From how to keep your tree standing, to giving Felix a break from the festivities, we’ve listed some Christmas tips for cat owners to give you and your fur babies a stress-free yuletide this year. Christmas Trees The shiny,...

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What exactly goes into ‘premium’ dog food?

What exactly goes into ‘premium’ dog food?

You may know premium dog food is better for your canine pal. After all, quality ingredients, lower fat and salt levels, and no artificial added extras can only be a good thing. But do you know what exactly goes into these dog foods, to make them premium-quality? And would you...

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Barking Heads Puppy Survey

Barking Heads Puppy Survey

From picking a name to puppy proofing your home, we want to hear YOUR experiences of finding a new dog and bringing them home in our puppy survey. Welcoming a four-legged friend into your home is one of the most exciting times in life. But anyone who has owned a...

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