Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

Dog owners: why sheep worrying should be a real worry

Dog on lead with owener looking at group of sheep © RSPCA

Our #DogKind report, which was released last week, highlights how dog behaviour around livestock is a concerningly common issue. If your dog worries a farmers livestock, they may be within their rights to sue you. As a last resort, a farmer is legally allowed to shoot a dog who is threatening their animals.

Sheep worrying is a worrying subject, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Read on for more on keeping your dog under control around livestock.

Liven up your walk with these training games

Training

We’ve got some tips for making walk time more fun, more interesting and more productive. Learn how to play ‘find it’ and ‘get it,’ and use these games to help your dog stay more engaged while you’re out and about.

Training your dog doesn’t have to happen in scheduled sessions or training classes. Adding training games into your regular activities – walks in the park, hanging out in the garden, or even when you’re on the beach – can be … continue reading ››

Nine things that anyone who’s ever owned a puppy will know

Puppy at the vets

Puppy Awareness Week covers the very serious issue of responsible puppy buying. It’s also a chance to celebrate healthy, happy puppies who have been well-bred, and well-matched with their new families.

If you’ve adopted a puppy from us, or bought from a responsible breeder – you’ll know that caring for a young dog can be a heartwarming, hilarious, and sometimes exhausting experience. Here are nine things that anyone who’s ever owned a puppy will know!

1.That nothing compares to that continue reading ››