November 11, 2019

I saw a hare this week while out, I see lots of rabbits on my travels but not very often a hare. It reminded me of a walk I did years ago. I saw a hare, luckily before the dogs did, and promptly called everyone back and put them on leads just in case (I had some wildli...

October 7, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, ticks are not only active during the summer months. With climate change our autumn months are getting warmer, meaning that ticks are still a risk to our pets, and us, even at this time of year.

The most common disease transmitted by ticks in...

May 28, 2019

The only venomous snake native to the UK is the European adder and while adder bites in dogs are rare, it is between April and July that they are seen most often so is something to be aware of when enjoying the sunshine with your dogs. Adders are more active in the aft...

April 23, 2019

It almost feels like we have skipped spring altogether and jumped straight to summer but as it is technically spring still, I thought I would share some hazards for your dogs to be aware of at this time of year. Being Easter chocolate is a big one. Most of you are prob...

April 4, 2019

You have probably heard the common saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” But did you know that this is not at all true. Most dogs, no matter what their age, thrive when learning and trick training with your dog has so many benefits. It increases your dog’s co...

August 17, 2018

Sadly dog theft is a common occurrence and is rife all around the country so it certainly pays to be extra vigilant with your dogs. If you do notice anything out of the ordinary or suspicious please report it to the police and the range warden. However there are certai...

June 25, 2018

Your dog’s sense of smell is a fascinating thing.  You probably know they have a much greater sense of smell than we do but you may not know just how much.  Dogs have up to 300 million scent receptors in their nose, whereas we only have around 6 million.  The part of t...

May 11, 2018

With the weather getting warmer, it's important to think about keeping our dogs safe and happy at the same time as enjoying the sunshine. There are lots of things to be aware of during the summer months. Heatstroke is a big one, dogs are very susceptible to the heat as...

April 2, 2018

As we have just celebrated Easter the chances are you have lots of chocolate in your house now. As much as we enjoy chocolate, most people are aware that it can be harmful or even fatal if eaten by our dogs.  However, did you know that certain types of chocolate are wo...