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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. She very kindly invited me to attend her course in Reading to see her and her delightful Parsons Terrier, Possum in action. I went along on the very first sunny day this year so I must confess that I

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...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Ted enjoying a walk with Wagging Tails dog carer Jenny

Interested in becoming a dog carer or host? Find out all you need to know in order to welcome dogs into your home for a happy holiday legally and ethically.

Let's face it, who wouldn't want to look after dogs? They are a source of love and comfort, a listening ear and are great...

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Grass seeds

If you have a spaniel, retriever or similar dog and your dog takes walks ANYWHERE where there is long grass, the chances are it may have grass seeds between its toes.

Grass seeds have little barbs at one end which, if not removed, can literally bore into your dog’s tender skin between its...

Monday, June 05, 2017
Wagging Tails Dog Sitter Janice enjoy a walk with holiday guest, Retriever Archie

South Wales Dog Carer Janice talks about how she joined Wagging Tails and the joy she and her husband get from welcoming guests dogs to stay with them for a holiday. 

It's funny how things happen. I picked up a free magazine to pass the time, while i was waiting for my husband. I...

Friday, May 19, 2017

In an ideal world we would all be able to take our dogs on holiday with us or have a friend or family member who is able to look after our faithful friend when we go away. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world and very often as dog owners we require care for our pets when we go away....

Monday, April 03, 2017
Wagging Tails' Poodle X applies to be a Pets as Therapy Dog

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances health and wellbeing in the community through visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. They provide visiting services in hospitals, hospices, nursing...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Cocker Spaniel Bailey, the inspiration behind Wagging Tails

Sadly today we had to say goodbye and sweet dreams to our beloved "little old man" Bailey.  

Our lovely Cocker Spaniel Bailey was the inspiration behind me setting up Wagging Tails ten years ago, indeed some of you may even remember our first logo - a Cocker Spaniel! At nearly 13 years...


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