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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Fred in front of the Christmas Tree

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.

CHOCOLATE

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 thinking of serving up a Christmas dinner for your dog remember Turkey skin can cause pancreatitis, cooked bones are brittle and can splinter and choke your

Monday, September 24, 2018
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Could your dog be a Lifesaver?

Did you know that dogs can give blood just like humans? And just like people, sick or injured animals frequently need blood transfusions to save their lives. Like many of you this year I frequented summers show with our dogs. It was at The...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Lisa and Jim from Wagging Tails walking their dogs in the woods

With the Autumn Equinox not far away and the squirrels currently busy burying nuts under my lawn I wanted to draw your attention to the many dangers this time of year can pose to our dogs. Personally Autumn is a season I love; long walks kicking the leaves, cool enough for man and dog yet not...

Monday, September 03, 2018

Things you should consider to ensure that you get the business that is right for YOU...

The recent #FranchiseAppreciationDay got me thinking about how many more franchise opportunities there are than when we started franchising 8 years ago. Although I wasn’t keen to franchise (yes you...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Electric Dog Collars to be banned in England

Bank Holiday Monday (27th August 2018) brought welcome news that Government will be banning electric shock collars. The Kennel Club have been calling for a ban of e-collars for over 10 years so yesterday’s announcement is long overdue. These collars can spray noxious chemicals or up to 6000...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Lucy's Law image from Instagram

At Wagging Tails we have eagerly been following the ‘Lucy’s Law’ petition since its launch in December 2017 when it was brought to our attention by PupAid founder Vet Marc Abraham. We’ve written before about Marc’s fantastic “Where’s Mum?” campaign to educate owners to only buy puppies from a...

Monday, July 23, 2018
Puppy packed for its holiday

Your suitcase is packed, your tickets are at the ready and now it’s time to pack everything for your dogs holiday. Here’s our handy little check list to ensure Buster has everything he needs for his own holiday!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Clara enjoying her paddling pool

With the weather set to heat up even more this week we thought we’d share some tips for helping to keep your dog cool.

  1. Adjust your walking time and duration. Aim for an early morning or late evening walk when the weather is cooler, choose areas that are more...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Lottie enjoying a cuddle on the sofa with David while on holiday

As a dog owner myself I understand how stressful finding a holiday home for your dog can be. You are trusting someone to look after and care for your best friend. As a result my family and I still travel a considerable distance to ensure that our two Goldies, Lottie and Clara, get a holiday in a...

Monday, May 07, 2018
Marianne demonstrating dog first aid

I am often asked for referrals for various dog related services in my area so I’m always interested in seeing how other industry professionals operate. Marianne from Dog First Aid contacted me a few months ago to tell me about her Dog First Aid course which she offers across Berks & Bucks....

Friday, May 04, 2018
Jane Bamford from Wagging Tails York during her visit to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

There are 2 training centres for 'Hearing Dogs for Deaf People', one in Buckinghamshire and one in York. As this is our chosen charity to support at Wagging Tails I feel very lucky to have one so close. On Thursday 26th April I went along on one of the organised tours and took my friend Denise...

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