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Watching the world go by

August 29, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Watching the world go by

It's so important for us to stop every now and then and just look around us and it's the same for dogs. They love to sit on a bench or in a cafe and watch the world go by. Not only is it great socialisation for young dogs who are learning about normal sights and sounds, but dogs are just as curious as us humans about what's going on! So, enjoy those quiet moments together.

Is it really September?

August 29, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Is it really September?

Well, yet another summer has come and gone so quickly, but dogs seem to like September because it's a little cooler and, of course, the autumn colours in the New Forest are just beginning to show. Let's hope we don't have to get the doggy raincoats out too soon!

Dogs getting hot!

June 15, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dogs getting hot!

While it's nice to say the weather's improving, it's not so nice to see our dogs getting hot.  Out came the paddling pool the other day and it was such fun to see the dog I was caring for splashing about and playing apple bobbing with a ball!  Ice cubes made out of beef stock were also a great hit!

Doggy snacks

March 25, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Doggy snacks

Over the past year, I have been experimenting with home baking some doggy treats. There are lots of canine nutrition courses and recipes online. I have really enjoyed making small oatmeal & chicken and peanut butter & banana biscuits. They freeze brilliantly and the dogs who have tried them have given them the paws up!

Spring time!

March 25, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Spring time!

The time springs forward this weekend, so it will be lovely to welcome back the longer days. The daffodils and bluebells are all looking so cheerful and our dogs will enjoy drier (hopefully) walks as much as we will!

Here’s to a happy 2021

January 05, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Here’s to a happy 2021

In spite of the continuing Covid rules, the New Forest is a lovely place to live. The cold weather might be bracing, but all doggy people know how to wrap up warm! Take care and stay safe.

The Dog Training College

September 01, 2020  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

The Dog Training College

I was recently recommended this site for general information. They have lots of resources for dog owners and professionals, such as courses and free webinars on all sorts of topics.  I have added a link to their website.

Another season begins

September 01, 2020  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Another season begins

Apparently it's now officially autumn and it's lovely to see some of the trees in the New Forest beginning to change their colours. Dogs don't seem to notice, but they certainly like walking through the leaves that have fallen down. So almost time for wellies and coats again!

Dogs love summer!

July 21, 2020  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dogs love summer!

It's so lovely to see dogs enjoying the sunny weather. I've been walking in some shady parts of the New Forest, such as the Ober Water Walk which follows the river under the trees.

Coming out of lockdown

July 21, 2020  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Coming out of lockdown

I am pleased to say that, during lockdown, I was able to help some keyworkers by looking after their dogs.  New Forest District Council is now allowing Home Dog Boarding to get back to normal, which is great news for us all.