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Explaining The Puppy Blues And 6 Tips To Help.

Explaining The Puppy Blues And 6 Tips To Help.

You’ve just got a puppy, you should be over the moon, but you’re feeling down... I know what you’re going through, I was there! Honestly. Everyone was full of compliments for my puppy, and thought he was marvellous (and he was!) but I just didn’t feel it.  I went...

22 Most Popular Names for Golden Retrievers

22 Most Popular Names for Golden Retrievers

hy is naming your new Golden Retriever puppy so tough? Are you finding it tough? I really found it tough! Really found it tough!  Naming Indie (my shepherd cross boy) I think I went through so many names. It was tough! I knew that knowing that I’d have to call it and...

22 Most Popular Names for German Shepherds

22 Most Popular Names for German Shepherds

I found it so unbearably tough to name Indie (my German Shepherd cross) - knowing that I’d have to call it and deal with it every day - not to mention that he might get teased by the other puppies in puppy school if I named him poorly… Well, okay, the last is a little...

Bully Billows Ramsey Range – The Big Dog Test!

Bully Billows Ramsey Range – The Big Dog Test!

Ok, so, I don’t typically support aversives - and you those of you who follow a positive training methodology (like me!) might look at this and wonder why on earth I’m testing it - it goes against my ethos, right? Well, no. Not when properly fitted (which is how these...

7 Tips for Coping with Teenage Dogs

7 Tips for Coping with Teenage Dogs

Has your dog hit adolescence? The Teenage Period? Well, lucky you! Maybe? Kinda…? No… Not really huh?  Your perfect puppy has deteriorated into an impulsive dog who responds to certain things and not others… Yep! Been there… It’s tough huh? Especially when you’re the...

10 Awesome Kong Recipes for your Dog!

10 Awesome Kong Recipes for your Dog!

Kong’s are awesome, we know this! Whether you need a little inspiration, or you’re just starting (and if you are? I would thoroughly recommend giving How To Use Your Kong a read!) Sometimes knowing where to start with a Kong is tough! What to use… how to do it… the...

How To Kong

How To Kong

Kongs are one of the most popular dog toys in existence, worldwide - but do we know how to use them? Are you one of those Dog Mamas or Dads? I sort of am, but my kong went into disuse because Indie’s a monkey, and hasn’t ever been all that food motivated. I was...

Dog Parkour in your Local Park

Dog Parkour in your Local Park

Local walks can be a real snooze-fest - for both you and your dog - so why not change it up a little and introduce some parkour?  COVID-19 is a real killjoy for walks. I’m trying to be super strict and keep us as local as possible as often as possible so we’re using...

9 Dog Breeds That Definitely Are Not German Shepherds

9 Dog Breeds That Definitely Are Not German Shepherds

So, there’s no word of a lie when you say that German Shepherds are one of the worlds most popular breeds of dogs - apparently they’re second favourite breed globally. So, it’s no surprise when you leave the house with a dog that’s not a german shepherd, that people...

All about Dog A.I.D Assistance Dogs with Rachel Rodgers!

All about Dog A.I.D Assistance Dogs with Rachel Rodgers!

Dogs are such an important part of our life - but what if you depended on them for more than just companionship? Our canine pals are massively important in our lives! You don’t have to train, or walk dogs to know that much. But, what if they were the key that unlocked...

9 Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of! 

9 Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of! 

The world is full of dogs! At latest count, the Kennel Club recognise 218 breeds, whilst the American Kennel Club recognise 195 - but they’re also not the same! For example, the Thai Ridgeback appears for the AKC but not the Kennel Club! Whilst the Akita (not the...

Helping your dog with Stranger Danger

Helping your dog with Stranger Danger

We have our first guest post! This is from Caroline Wilkinson who is a Certified Animal Behaviourist. Whether your dog has always struggled with greeting new people on their own territory, or elsewhere, or if you're worried about how greeting people will occur now...

Are doggy head collars making owners lazy?

Are doggy head collars making owners lazy?

It’s a tough question at times, but what is the right way to use a headcollar?  I see so many people using headcollars when walking their dogs around Basildon or Billericay. If you ask them, the most common reason is that their dog pulls and the headcollar stops them...

10 Things Only A True German Shepherd Parent Can Tell You

10 Things Only A True German Shepherd Parent Can Tell You

Okay, so, we all know German Shepherds are loyal, brave, strong, clever, agile and powerful - but there’s some things that only a german shepherd owner knows.  We love them dearly, don’t get me wrong! But there are some things you just don’t know until you get them -...

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“Alex has been walking Brody for the past 6 weeks and he has thoroughly enjoyed his walks with her and loves his new pal Indie!!

Alex posts plenty of pictures and videos of Brody’s adventures which brightens up our work day. Brody adores Alex and its clear the feeling is mutual. Alex is an absolute professional, trustworthy and always cheerful.

I would not hesitate to recommend her, she is fab!”

– James, Neets & Brody

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