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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Beagle Bandit recuperating post op

Many of us sadly experience caring for a pet after an operation, for many it's a relatively straightforward procedure such as spaying but for some dogs more invasive surgery with longer recovery time is needed. For those who follow our Swindon Facebook page you will know a bit about the various operations Bandit has been through.

Here Hilary shares her experiences of caring for Bandit during his operations. Please note Hilary is

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Alexis and Sunny at the Mason's Arms

One of the benefits of being a Franchisee is that we’re never on our own if we don’t want to be. One of our favourite things is to meet up in dog friendly pubs to exchange ideas and best practice.  Today we met at a fabulous pub - which we’d heard good things about - called The Mason’s Arms, in...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lisa Suswain and Caroline Harrison from Wagging Tails meet Hearing Dog puppy Neve

On Wednesday evening myself and our Southampton Franchisee, Caroline Harrison, went to see our Hearing Dog for Deaf People puppy Neve in her training class. Working with her socialiser Doug she is already a very well behaved little...

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Swindon home dog boarding license title

Hilary Coates of Wagging Tails Swindon dog boarding franchise in Wiltshire provides an overview of the licensing requirements for home dog boarding in the UK. 

Licensing – why is it so important?

All our Dog Carers at Wagging Tails are licensed by their...

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Pickles the Spaniel after grooming with Totally Mutts, Maidenhead

Keeping on top of my Springer Pickle’s grooming is not easy. Like all spaniels, she is a mud magnet and tends to get burrs caught up in the long fur on her ears. These can become matted and lead to ear infections. I also have to be super vigilant with the fur between her pads. It’s important...

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hearing Dog Puppy Neve

We are delighted to welcome in the New Year with some very exciting news......we have our very own Hearing Dog puppy in training!

Thanks to all of you donating when you book your dogs holiday, through to purchasing a Wagging Tails calendar or even being rescued by a Newfoundland - all of...

Thursday, December 07, 2017
Christmas Dog

As dog owners we all want to ensure our dogs enjoy a wonderful Christmas, but with the celebrations come potential dangers that we all need to be mindful of.

In terms of food chocolate is very toxic so save those Christmas tree chocolates and keep them out of reach of your dog. If you’re...

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Nigel, My Family and Other Dogs by Monty Don

To appreciate this book you don’t have to be an avid gardener, although there are numerous references to wonderful sounding plants so those green fingered will no doubt enjoy an extra dimension!

However if like me you are a fan of Gardener’s World (and always wonder how Monty’s two Golden...

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Dog watching fireworks

With bonfire night fast approaching you may have already heard fireworks being set off in your local area. For many of us we enjoy the sight, smell and sound but what about your dog? In our house Izzie used to love sitting in the garden watching them go off and Bailey wasn’t bothered either way...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Many of us love Halloween and enjoy the ghost stories and local traditions that go along with it. However, as with every celebration there are things a dog lover should watch out for:

- Chocolate. Highly toxic to doggies.

- Jack-o-Lanterns. Those candle lit carved pumpkins can be...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Puppy farming continues to be a huge problem in the UK. I was shocked by the recent BBC News report on the increasing prevelance of puppy breeders trying to cash in on the demand for "designer" breeds and a link shared subsequently on the Swindon Dog Community Facebook page reporting that a...


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