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Mummy Can We Pleeeeeease Get A Dog? (Considerations Before You Say Yes)

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It’s a request that most mum, dads, and caregivers have heard at some point. Yes, it’s when the kids realise that dogs aren’t just pets that other people have, but that they could get one in there very own home too. Of course, it’s a tough question to answer from the parents’ side of things, because it’s not only about giving your child a cute new canine best friend. Luckily, I have outlined some of the primary considerations that you need to think about before you decide. Read on to find out more. Continue reading “Mummy Can We Pleeeeeease Get A Dog? (Considerations Before You Say Yes)”

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Here’s How You Make Your Dog’s Coat Super Healthy and Shiny

When you have a dog, it’s nice to try and make sure that their coat is nice and shiny. After all, a shiny coat is the sign of a healthy dog and it is very easy for you to try and get that glossy coat that you see in advertisements. All you have to do is make a few simple changes while also monitoring the type of food that your dog is eating. Continue reading “Here’s How You Make Your Dog’s Coat Super Healthy and Shiny”

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This Is How To Nail Puppy Motherhood

When you’re thinking about getting a puppy, it’s always going to be important for you to adjust to the lifestyle change as much as possible. You have to make sure that you’re more accommodating, and that you’re okay with the changes that you will have to make. But don’t worry because it’s not all scary. It is more about the case of actually adapting the way that you live now to ensure you will be putting your new puppy’s interests first. So if you want to work out just how you’re going to do that, let’s walk through five approaches that are going to help you nail puppy motherhood.

 

  1. Make Them Part Of Your Life

The very first thing you need to do is to make sure that you’re bringing them into your life. Don’t just see your dog as a dog. They need to be apart of the family too. Essentially, you’re going to want to treat them like your child- hence the puppy motherhood status! This is definitely something that will come easily to most people and once you find your rhythm, everything will slot into place.

 

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  1. Show Them Love

Next, you need to make sure that you’re being affectionate with them. Puppies love to be fussed. So it’s going to be incredibly important that you show them the love that they need. Yes, dogs love to play, but they also love to be stroked and cuddled too. So think about working in some time each day to snuggle up with them and really show them that you care. Again, when you’ve been dreaming about becoming a pup mom for a long time, this is probably something that you’ll look forward to anyway.

 

  1. Pamper Them Pretty

Next up, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re looking after their hygiene. This is something that they can’t overly do for themselves. Make sure that you’re focusing on coat care with something such as Aniforte, as well as taking care of their teeth too. These are both areas of their hygiene that will require the most work. Regularly grooming and vet appointments can help you to stay on top of this.

 

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  1. Take Them On Holiday

Next, you need to make sure that you’re taking your dog on holiday too. You can’t always just head out and leave them whenever you feel like it. Instead, you need to be able to bring them into your everyday life, vacations included.

 

  1. Focus On Their Health

Finally, you then need to think about their health levels too. There are lots of things that you can do to keep your dog or puppy healthy, but essentially you need to make sure that you’re feeding them well and giving them lots of regular exercise. Your vet can personally recommend anything else that you may need to do.

 

We hope that has helped you to take your steps into puppy motherhood and wish you the best of luck with your new little friend.

 

 

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Go Fetch: Helpful Solutions To Common Dog Problems

A dog is a great companion and loyal friend, but as any canine owner will tell you, there are challenges and problems that come with having a pooch in the home, no matter how adorable they are. Here are some common issues dog owners face, and some helpful tips to resolve them.


Your dog’s bark is worse than his bite

That’s not true of course; it’s only a saying. However, hearing your dog bark constantly can be a nuisance for you and your neighbours. Short of soundproofing your walls and investing in a pair of noise-reducing headphones, what can you do about it?

Tip: Figure out why they are barking. Once you understand why you can do something about it. They may be begging for your attention or could be distracted by other animals outside, as possible examples. You should try and focus your dog’s attention on something else, or use these training tips to teach your dog to be quiet. Continue reading “Go Fetch: Helpful Solutions To Common Dog Problems”

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15 Years With My Loyal Friend

I mostly write about being a parent but every now and then I like to include other aspects of my life too and before becoming a Mum my first ‘baby’ in my life was Molly, my border terrier. Today marks a special occasion as it is 15 years since I first clapped eyes on an energetic 7-month-old who needed a new home. It didn’t take much to win me over. She bounded into the house from her awful concrete run in the garden and leapt on me, licking me like crazy. She was so full of beans and personality that I just knew right then that she was the right dog for me. Continue reading “15 Years With My Loyal Friend”