Category: DOG BLOGS

Socialising A Puppy In Isolation

Socialising A Puppy In Isolation

Socialising A Puppy In Isolation When Ripley the chihuahua came along in February I was determined to take every opportunity to socialise him really well. He came everywhere with me, visiting friends and family and meeting dogs of all shapes and sizes. When his vaccinations were completed we started taking him for short walks, and…

Mental Health Therapy From Dogs

Mental Health Therapy From Dogs There are many reports about how humans can gain positive mental health therapy from dogs. We know that stroking a pet can reduce blood pressure and increase levels of serotonin and dopamine which reduce stress levels. Also, studies show that pet owners have lower cholesterol and triglycerides which prevent heart…

Puppy Training in Winter

Puppy Training in Winter When I decided to welcome a new addition to our family I wasn’t quite prepared for how difficult puppy training in winter can be. Other puppies I have housetrained through the years have arrived in spring and summer, when the weather is milder, drier and much warmer. It is so much…