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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 shady and have water sources for drinking and swimming or simply lying in (your dog not you!). Reduce the length of your walks and give your dog ways of stimulating his brain to tire him out.
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...

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Retired Guide Dog Quin has returned to his puppy socialisers!

Shirley from our Peterborough branch used to be a socialiser for Guide Dogs and she has recently welcomed back one of her puppies, the lovely Quin. Here she tells us more about Quin!

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Stanley the Labradoodle looking very smart having just been groomed

Part of owning a dog is ensuring that your dogs coat is manintained so that they are clean, comfortable and matt free. For Stanley (who runs Wagging Tails Yorkshire dog boarding service with his Mum Jane) that means regular trips to the salon...

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...

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...

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