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Preparing your pet for a return to work

If, like us you have spent the last few months working from home, there have been real benefits for your pets. We’ve had a chance to spend more time together, there may have been longer, more regular walks, time for extra fuss and attention, the opportunity to learn some new tricks and play games and more tummy tickles than usual. When things have got on top of us, our pets have been there for therapeutic snuggles.  Unpalatable truths. Now there is an unpalatable truth to share with them; things are going to change and for many pets, this could cause new stress and disorders related to separation anxiety. As we found out, this was true for us. Our experience –...

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Seven things that might surprise you about your Barking Bag (we think number 7 will astound you)

They were designed in the UK but are all handmade in India We meet regularly with the crafts men and women to ensure they benefit from being part of a fair and respectful working environment. Our products are carefully stitched in a bright airy workshop, and the artisan’s ideas on new fabrics and designs are regularly embraced. We pay the workers a fair price for the bags and ensure a regular stream of work and job security We are working hard to be pawfect partners We know we are not pawfect but we are working hard to be as ethical as possible and are keen to support local charities. Many of our bags are packaged at MK SNAP - a...

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Dog Shows and Dog Fun Days

If you’ve never been to a dog show, a festival for dogs or a county show you have missed something special. This year many of them have been cancelled along with other mass gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-1, but don’t worry  they will be back so maybe we can whet your appetite and you can make a note when you dust off your 2020 calendar. So what actually takes place at a well organised event? Whether you are an avid foodie, a dog lover, want loads for children to enjoy, or simply want a fun-filled day out, these shows are for you. Many are created to support small producers and offer a wonderful shopping experience.  Organisers are unashamedly...

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About Barking Bags & how we started

It started with poo……   …and ended with a brilliant dog walking bag Oh… and a family business called Barking Bags Joining in the fun. I know it’s a cliché but we’d really no idea how much our live would change once we had a dog. My husband, Rob wasn’t too sure about taking on a puppy and was adamant there would be clear rules that wouldn’t be broken (we’ve all been there). Now, if the boat was going down, I have a sinking feeling he would push me out in favor of Maisie. And as for broken rules… I was the one attending all the classes and he was the one snuggling her on the settee and allowing her...

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