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Stories

The truth about puppy farming

In this sad but heartwarming story, puppy farming campaigner Janetta Harvey shares her experience of life with her wonderful dogs who were rescued from the cruel puppy trade.  When five month old Albert Claude breezed into our world in February 2019, he brought with him a vibrancy and innocence that had

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Back to basics with puppy potty training

Hislla's search for the perfect puppy brought her to Jasper, a bouncy springer spaniel. She shares her experience of raising a puppy in a flat. Guess what happens when you take your eye off the ball with puppy potty training! My husband and I spent years talking about getting a dog.

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A year and a half on with our nervous dog

When looking for a puppy, Norbert and his wife knew they should choose one that was inquisitive and confident. Florence was anything but. However, just as they were about to walk away, they spotted something in Florence that changed their minds. Eighteen months on, life with nervous dog Florence has

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Adopting a greyhound was the best thing we did!

Connie and her family hadn’t planned on getting a dog. That was until they looked into adopting a greyhound and Cyril entered their lives. In this short story Connie shares her experience of adopting Cyril through the Greyhound Trust.  We got Cyril the greyhound after three weeks of knowing him. He

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Life with a reactive dog

When veterinary nurse Hollie rescued Oscar, she knew she was going to have her hands full. A history of abuse had left him scared of people and other dogs. On top of that she found out that Oscar was allergic to almost everything! Read Hollie's story about what it's like

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Why I love having an office dog

Are you lucky enough to be able to take your dog to work, or work from home with your dog by your side? Regular homeworker, Tracy shares the pros and cons of having an office dog and tips on how to stay paw-ductive during the working day.  As someone who has

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We were scared our sick puppy wouldn’t pull through

The first time your puppy is sick or injured can be a worrying time for new dog owners. First time puppy parents Vanessa and Tina share their experience of when their sick puppy Yumi had to be rushed to the vets for emergency treatment. Spoiler alert: it has a happy ending.  Yumi

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Finding help for my fearful dog – what I wish I’d known

As Carol found out the hard way when she sought help for her fearful dog George, anyone can call themselves a dog trainer or behaviourist without having any formal qualification. Just because they have a glossy website and great reviews, doesn’t mean they are good. Here’s her story.  George, my Golden

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Life with a crazy cocker spaniel puppy

Hi there, I am Natalie also known as the furless mama to Piper. This is a completely honest account about our time so far with Piper, she is a little working cocker spaniel puppy with the attitude of a Great Dane. Decisions Decisions  We lost our beautiful old lady, May after a year

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And then there were two!

Harvey, the working cocker spaniel, literally bounced into Rachel and her family’s life in 2018 following the loss of their much-loved westie. Not deterred by Harvey's energy, he's recently been joined by pup number two, Hazel. Here's Rachel's story. After 14 years in 2018 we lost our beloved westie Woody. We're

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