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St Albans walking and refreshment stops

St Albans is blessed with lots of beautiful dog walking spots. Here are a few of my top picks, along with some dog friendly refreshment stops. Verulamium park This is a lovely park. It has three main walking fields – two of which are away from the main road. You can...

Worried about how your dog will cope with your new arrival?

If you’re thinking about welcoming a dog home, and you already share your life with one, it’s likely you will be thinking how you can prepare. What to think about First things first Does your dog get on well with dogs?  If you are thinking of welcoming a...

How to teach your dog the on and off cue

Perhaps your dog is really mucky and you don’t want them snoozing on the sofa with you until that fox poo has been washed down the drain – yuck! Or perhaps you have a visitor who is nervous of dogs and doesn’t want them beside them on the sofa. Here are some...

Why do dogs do things they know are wrong?

There are a lot of dog shaming calendars available in bookshops and pictures on social media. They show signs of dogs looking guilty with signs next to them. They concern me. I feel that anthropomorphism of animals in this way (which often happens to dogs, presumably...

Do you have a puppy? Are you experiencing the behaviour blue’s?

Today is world mental health day. Something that can happen, but something not many people talk about is the puppy blue’s. You’ve welcomed your gorgeous bundle of fluff home after preparing for their arrival for weeks. You have their bed, water and food bowls, and all...

Does your dog know how to simply relax and do nothing?

Learning how to settle is important for you and your dog. A dog who is on the go all of the time and doesn’t have the chance to relax can be over excitable and embarrassing. Imagine this: your dog jumps up at a table resulting in a bowl of soup being knocked over,...

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