5 Ways to Avoid Dog Separation Anxiety After Lockdown

AD | Collaborative post If you’ve spent the last year confined to your home, your pup has probably felt incredibly grateful to have more quality time with you. Getting more cuddles and attention from their owner is any dog’s dream. However, when lockdown ends and your routine changes, being away from you might come as a shock to your pooch if you don’t prepare them.  Before the restrictions are due to lift, gradually ease your dog into being alone to avoid separation anxiety. Otherwise, your pup may show signs of distress when you leave, including crying, whining, barking, destructive chewing,

Top Professional Services You Need When Raising Your Dog

Collaborative post Raising a dog can be a solo effort, but at certain junctures it may be better to call in some help.  Whether you have taken on a puppy or adopted a rescue, it is important that you adapt accordingly to accommodate all their varying needs. Not only this, but it is also vital that their presence does not upend your life in almost every way conceivable. This needs to be a natural fit that provides minimum disruption, and professional services can ease off much of the pressure here.  In addition to vets, who else can help you manage

Things To Think About Before You Get A Dog

Collaborative post Being a dog owner is a massive responsibility and sometimes people rush into getting a dog without really thinking it through. There are so many things that you should consider before rushing in to getting a dog and Lords and Labradors have come up with a great great infographic to help first time dog owners. Here are just some things that you should think about before getting a dog: Look at what a usual day is like post COVID At the minute a lot of us are spending a lot more time at home than we would do normally. This

What You Need When You Get a New Pet

Collaborative post Getting a new pet is a very exciting time for everyone, but there are a few things you need to get for your pet either before you get them or once you have got them. Making the right choices at this point will make sure your pet will grow up to be as healthy as possible, so making sure you are ready and prepared when you have it is very important. It doesn’t matter what type of pet you are getting whether it be a rabbit, hamster or cat the principles remain the same throughout to get prepared

3 Tips for Teaching Your Children to be More Responsible Dog Owners

Collaborative post We often get pets for our children, but they usually have a different idea of what it actually means to be a pet owner. They probably don’t realize it takes time and dedication, and that it’s a full-time job. If you start taking over their responsibilities for them, they might miss out on a basic lesson in life which will start manifesting again later.  This is why you need to teach them how to be responsible dog owners now so that they don’t end up being irresponsible adults later on. It’s also about the wellbeing of the pet

Daschund Lab – Two Things to Know About, Personality and Health

Collaborative post Nowadays there are mixed strains of everything, from cats to dogs and horses and various other animals. Perhaps its because people love animals so much they want a little bit of something from all of them, put into one, or perhaps it is to minimise the genetic disposition of health difficulties in certain species.  Sometimes it is simply to create an animal that has only the best traits of its species. The process is usually employed using pure breed parents from two different species of animals, for instance, 2 different breed of dogs to create an offspring, more

How to Teach Your Kids to Love and Respect Older Dogs

Collaborative post Owning a dog is a big responsibility and as they get older, you will need to make certain changes in order to ensure they are comfortable and happy in their environment. If you have young children, loud and boisterous behaviour can be difficult for a senior dog to deal with, especially if they’re suffering from an age-related health condition that affects their day to day life. Your elderly pet has been a faithful friend and deserves peace, love and respect during their golden years. The best way forward is to make a change, so here is how to

How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

Collaborative post Being pregnant is an extremely unique and exciting feeling. When the baby starts to show, it makes everything feel real and you will know that it is time to prepare yourself and your home for your new arrival. However, your dog will not understand what you are preparing for and for them, the new member of the pack will appear overnight. It is important that your dog always feels like part of the family, and preparing your dog for the new routine, sights, sounds and smells during your pregnancy is highly recommended. Here are some tips on how