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Surviving the First Night

- Dog Life

The first night with your new addition is the first and hardest hurdle in your new relationship.  Not only is their new home a completely new surrounding, with new people and new smells, it is probably the first time they have ever been alone.

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What I Look For in Treats

- Dog Life, Treats

It’s no secret that Ember loves food and behaves best when she is rewarded with treats.  I love working with her training, whether it’s just enhancing her basic skills, or our new recent hobby agility.  Therefore, high-quality treats are an important part of our daily arsenal, here are a few things I look for in treats for Ember.

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Why You Should Take Your Dog on Holiday

- Dog Life, Travel

Holiday season is here! Whilst some people prefer to go abroad on super swanky holidays, I like nothing more than an adventure holiday where Ember can come too.  Two years ago we went to the New Forest and we’re going back again this year, I can’t wait!  There are so many benefits of taking your dog on holiday, here are a few of my favourites.

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Spring Harmony | Dogs and Wildlife

- Dog Life

Spring is the most enjoyable season for walks with Ember, I love being outside when the weather is warmer (hopefully soon, please). However, it is also the worst season and can become uncomfortable for dogs, owners and wildlife alike. Spring synergy with dogs and wildlife isn’t something which comes easy, but I’m fed up of being tarnished with the same brush as other, irresponsible dog owners.

Sarah from Twilight Bark wrote a post recently and her experience really resonated with me and inspired me to write this little post.  Go check out her open letter to dog owners here.

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Compassionate Companions

- Dog Life, Lifestyle

My mum had to have an operation last year, she’s thankfully now recovered, but at at the time she was very tender and couldn’t do as much as before. Combine this with an over excited 14 month old Labrador you can understand why we were a little nervous about how Ember would react when mum came home. She had calmed down a lot since when we first got her but it’s still very exciting when someone comes into the house, especially if it’s one of us back from work. She’s not a little dog, she’s pretty strong and is always on a mission to kiss your face by jumping up at you.

I’ve heard many times about the sensitivity of dogs and I should have had more faith in this and in Ember too.

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14 Reasons Dogs are the Perfect Date for Valentines Day

- Dog Life

Who’s a better Valentines date than your dog, right?  Here are 14 reasons why I’m not ashamed to be spending Valentine’s day with my dog.

Dogs are always over the moon to see us.  What’s better than a greeting from a wagging tail?

They’re always up for a cuddle, doggy snuggles are the best.

Dogs keep us warm at night and don’t steal the duvet and they don’t want anything in bed.

Dogs don’t care what you look like and never complain if you want to slob out.

They don’t mind what you do with them, as long as they can spend time with you.

A dog will never judge you. Never.

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Dog Christmas Safety Survival Guide

- Dog Life

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Christmas is coming (read that in a Jon Snow voice, of course) in fact, it’s only a week until Christmas Day.  It’s Ember’s first Christmas with us and while Christmas is supposed to be stressful, with some fun too, it’s obviously more stressful when you are a dog owner.  In order to make sure that Ember has the safest first Christmas, I’ve been making a list, and checking it twice. So I thought I would share with you to make sure the Christmas period goes smoothly for your dog and you.

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The Great Christmas Treat Off

- Dog Life, Treats

Christmas is just around the corner, it’s literally next week, but there’s still time to make sure your present for your furry friend is sorted.  Treats, of course!

I know the title makes this sound like a competition of the Christmas treats available, but in Ember’s opinion, if it’s food – eat it.  So instead we’ve compiled a list of some of the most natural, delicious dog treats available for pups this Christmas.

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Halloween Safety

- Dog Life

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It’s almost time for Halloween, it’s as scary a time for dogs as it is for us.  So here’s seven helpful tips that I have discovered to help your dogs have a treatful 31 October.  Happy Howloweeeeen!

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