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Let’s talk about the weather….again!

May 03, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Let’s talk about the weather….again!

In April we had rain, wind, sun, mud then more rain, wind, sun and mud! Let's hope May is kind to us, but apart from talking about it, we don't have any control. We just need to keep both wet weather gear and dry weather gear handy, just in case!

Double Bank Holidays in May

May 03, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Double Bank Holidays in May

Many people welcome Bank Holidays as an extra day to relax but, of course, dogs don't think about what day it is, do they? They will certainly enjoy a day of company, a special outing or a different walk. I hope you enjoy whatever you and your dog do.

Snacks and treats

April 01, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Snacks and treats

It is amazing how many snacks and treats are available for dogs nowadays. Like people, though, some dogs can be allergic to a variety of ingredients so always check the list on the packaging to be sure or think about researching recipes for home made treats, there are plenty online.

Spring again!

April 01, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Spring again!

As the Easter weekend finishes and the clocks have gone forward, we can really start enjoying the brighter days (ignoring the rain and wind, of course!) The dogs I have been looking after recently have certainly liked finding any sunny spots indoors and outside to lie in for a while.

Young or old, they’re all lovely!

March 02, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Young or old, they’re all lovely!

Recently I have looked after dogs between the ages of 7 months and 15 years. While the older dog might want slower walks or different food, there are some things that stay the same whatever age they are. They all love company, cuddles, treats, outings and things to keep their brains occupied, like games, toys and new sights, smells and sounds. It's such a pleasure to look after them all!

Dirty dogs!

February 01, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dirty dogs!

Watching your dog enjoy a wet and muddy walk can be good fun and even if your walks are on pavements, there's the eternal challenge of keeping your dog clean and dry. What a fantastic range of coats, jackets and other waterproofs there is, along with paw cleaning pots, drying "bags" and a multitude of wipes, towels and grooming tools. I hope you're all enjoying washing/bathing/showering/drying or otherwise pampering your dogs while we wait for drier weather to arrive!

Happy Valentine’s Month

February 01, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Happy Valentine’s Month

While 14th February is only one day, I'm sure our dogs like to know that we love them every day. Walks, play, treats, training, toys, company,  stimulation and home comforts are all important parts of the bond we develop with our dogs, but a lot of dogs also like gentle physical contact such as touch, strokes, pats and cuddles. Every dog and owner are different, of course, but if we show our dogs love and affection they definitely give it back to us as well. Xx.

Sofa or not to sofa?

January 03, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Sofa or not to sofa?

Do you let your dog onto the furniture with you? It can be a contentious issue. I let the dogs who stay with me do whatever they normally do at home which means that most of them join me on the sofa for a cuddle!

Happy New Year

January 03, 2024  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Happy New Year

Another January has begun so I'd like to wish everyone happy doggy walks and fun this year!

There’s a lot of weather about

December 04, 2023  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

There’s a lot of weather about

They do say there's no bad weather, only the wrong clothes....it's still a bit of a trial keeping on top of wet coats (human and canine!), towels and everything else that's involved.  But it's still lovely to get out and about exploring the New Forest.