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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, October 09, 2014
Alabama Rot

Many of you will be aware from the updates on our Facebook page of the number of cases of 'Alabama Rot'. For those who are not familiar we wanted to inform you of the illness.


Thursday, October 02, 2014
Bandit the Beagle enjoying a run in the park

After what seems like far too long, Bandit has finally been let off his lead and allowed to have a great run around in the park every morning! To recap, he had to have a bilateral arthrotomy in March due to problems noticed on a CT scan and a pronounced limp after exercise and has been to...

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Golden Retriever mother and puppy

You may, or may not, be aware that Jim and I's experience and knowledge with dogs extends beyond being dog owners and founding and running Wagging Tails, we are also Kennel Club Assured Breeders. Our Golden Retriever Izzie has great health scores to match her fantastic temperament and the pups...

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Bandit the Beagle relaxing in the garden

Unfortunately, Bandit had not been improving after his hydrotherapy, so, following consultation with both the vet who performed the surgery & the Dog Studio, we decided that we should stop his hydro sessions for a while and see if physiotherapy would work.

The vet nurses at my own...

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Tyler the labrador enjoying agility

In October 2011 we were woken in the night by a strange sound downstairs and couldn’t quite work out what it was. We were straight out of bed and found Tyler our black Labrador, stumbling around, banging into doors and walls and he then fell on his side with his legs paddling in the air. He wasn...

Monday, June 23, 2014
Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Working from home running a dog boarding company we (my wife Lisa and I and our franchisees) are in the fortunate position to be able to welcome our dogs into the office and enjoy their company every day. Indeed they go pretty much everywhere with us and are involved in practically all areas of...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bandit the Beagle swimming at the Dog Studio, Swindon

Following CT scans showing signs of cartilage damage in one front elbow and possible degeneration due to the onset of arthritis in the other Bandit, my beloved Beagle, had to have a double arthrotomy in March. No definitive cause for the cartilage damage was identified but a twist or pull when...

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Large Munsterlander, Bacchus on his holiday

After much internet searching trying to find someone who could look after our dog, Bacchus, to the same standard as we do, we stumbled across Sarah and Dexter (Wagging Tails CV area). I was unsure as to whether she'd be willing to accept Bacchus as not only were we just outside the "areas...

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wagging Tails franchisee Sarah Evans with her dog Dexter

As an only child I grew up with a menagerie of dogs, horses and guinea pigs as playmates. I spent many happy hours with the two family Boxer dogs in the garden building jumps and obstacles for them to jump over.

After leaving home I pursued a busy and fulfilling career in Central London...

Monday, November 18, 2013
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

I’ve been in the fortunate position of being surrounded by entrepreneurs for the last decade. Their energy, mind-set and problem-solving skills have enthralled me for years.

My most favourite part of their stories is The...


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