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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

Monday, June 15, 2015
Two dogs sleeping curled up together

Hilary Coates of Swindon dog boarding company Wagging Tails recently attended Dog Behaviour Consellor Donna McDonnell's talk on Understanding the Language of Dogs. In this post she writes about what she learnt. 

I was lucky enough to notice information about a talk by Drove Vet...

Monday, May 11, 2015
Vipera Berus by Benny Trapp

Read qualified Vet Katy Dalton's post about Adders, Britain's only venomous snake.

As the summer approaches we are already hearing reports on local social media sites of adder sightings and encounters. Adder ‘hotspots’ are being flagged up but I would encourage everyone to be...

Friday, April 24, 2015
The Cockapoo Club GB logo

Sue Day, owner of Cockapoos Bess and Maisie talks about the Cockapoo Club of Great Britain (of which she is a founder member) and the enjoyment of owning this crossbreed.

The Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle) has grown in popularity in recent years due to its sweet, biddable,...

Thursday, April 02, 2015
Keef the Retriever. A much loved and much missed family dog

Qualified Vet Katy Dalton talks about the trauma and huge sense of loss she experienced when she and her husband had to say goodbye to Keef, their beloved Retriever. 

In my 'previous life' as a veterinary surgeon, I dealt with families saying difficult goodbyes to their beloved...

Friday, March 20, 2015
Rocky & Duke relaxing on their Coventry dog boarding holiday.

Louise, a dog owner from Coventry, talks about her experience of finding a holiday home for her Labrador pups, Rocky & Duke...

Like all dog lovers, the thought of leaving our Labrador puppies to go on holiday wasn’t something we found easy, or thought we ever could, until we...

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Black labrador, Tyler, leaping a dog agility jump

Wagging Tails franchisee Teresa Bowers talks about how she and her lab x Tyler became involved in dog agility.

I came across agility when deciding how to give my dog Tyler more exercise other than by walking and playing games. He had just about the same amount of energy when we...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Coco wears her Kennel Club Gold Award

Wagging Tails Coco , owned by franchisee Rosemary Gooch, has achieved her Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Award.

We are thrilled to report that little Coco got her Gold Kennel Club Good Citizen Award on Wednesday.

Here's a photo of Coco proudly wearing her gold rosette....

Monday, February 16, 2015
Coco with her Kennel Club Citizen Silver Award Rosette

Wagging Tails franchisee Rosemary Gooch talks about training for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award with her dog Coco.

The aim of the KC dog training awards is to ensure puppies and dogs are well socialised with other dogs and people, that they learn basic commands and are well...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Dog carer Sandra Reeves with her holiday guests

New Year is often a time when people think about their health and resolutions to go to the gym or start a diet are made (and subsequently broken!). One thing that many people seem to be unaware of is the health benefits of having a dog in the home. ...

Friday, October 10, 2014
Charlie and Henry enjoying their holiday with Steve

At Wagging Tails we are always looking for more carers to open their homes and provide holidays for dogs while their owners are away. We require that our carers are at home during the day (either no longer working or working from home), have experience of owning dogs and most importantly are dog...


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