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Staying safe – simple tips for you and your dog - Water

Swimming can be great fun for your dog when out on  your walk in the countryside or by the sea. It provides exercise and is a lovely way to cool down during hot summer months. Keeping your dog safe in or near water is down to us. Below are some tips I hope you’ll find useful.  Some dogs simply love to swim but some have inbuilt fear. These dogs tend to panic when submerged and this can lead to fatigue, making drowning much more likely.      Helping your dogs to enjoy water safely.  It can be helpful to encourage your dog to get used to water safety in their own time. You could take them to shallow water to...

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Staying safe with your dog

There’s a lot to consider when taking on a dog. One of the big questions is whether you have enough time and space to give your dog the exercise it needs. Consulting a dog trainer before you get a pet can save time and heartache in the long run as they can advise you on the breed that most suits your lifestyle. For us, having to walk our dog regularly was one of the benefits and motivations for getting her. We are certainly leaner and fitter since Maisie came into our lives and there are clear mental health benefits; even in the rain - one sight of the lead and her excitement knows no bounds, so you just have to...

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Staying Safe – simple tips for you and your dog

Understanding your legal responsibilities: There is a lot to consider when taking on a dog in particular asking yourself if you have sufficient space and time to give your dog the exercise it needs. Consulting a dog trainer before you acquire a dog can save time and heartache in the long run as they can advise you on the breed of dog that most suits your lifestyle. For us, having to walk our dog regularly was one of the benefits and motivations for getting a dog. We are certainly leaner and fitter since Maisie came into our lives. And there are clear mental health benefits; even in the rain - one sight of the lead and her excitement knows no...

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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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