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Stories

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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Why early puppy socialisation has been vital for Luna

Newly-weds Andrew and Magda welcomed a new addition to their family in the form of a big ball of white fluff called Luna. Here’s their story, told by Andrew, about their journey into pup-parenthood. He explains why early puppy socialisation was important for Luna. Magda’s been around dogs all her life,

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Social media helped to find my lost dog

It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare when their dog goes missing. As Kerry shares in this story, getting the word out on social media can be a powerful way to find a lost dog.  Three-year-old Flo is a Spanish Podenco, rescued and brought to the UK by an animal rescue charity.

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Life with my loveable but over-excited dog

Physical exercise and mental stimulation are really important for a dog’s wellbeing. But for some dogs it can be too much of a good thing. Read Caroline’s story about her over-excited dog, Jimmy the Whippet, and how she brought calm to his life.  It took us a long time to decide

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I realised I had new puppy anxiety

For Helen Edwards, the early days with her new Zuchon puppy, Archie were difficult. After researching how she was feeling, Helen discovered she was experiencing new puppy anxiety - also known as the new puppy blues. Keen to help other first-time puppy parents, Helen has since written a book to

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Training my dog the positive way

When Kirsty got puppy Jessie, she discovered she had a passion for dog training. Read this winning team's story. When I got Jessie, just over a year ago, I would have never expected for a dog to have changed my life and outlook so much. First and foremost she brings a

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Choosing the perfect puppy for our family

If you’re thinking about getting your first puppy, but stuck on how to go about it, you may find Natalie's story helpful. Find out how she went about choosing the perfect puppy, Hugo, for her family. We always knew we would get a dog one day, but we

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“My dog eats everything, literally!”

Elsa is a cute Springador with a dark side - she’s a dog who eats everything. And not just food. Read Charlotte’s story about Elsa’s escapades. It was never the plan to get a puppy. A dog, yes, but having always wanted to give a home to one of

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Finding a dog walker saved the day

Jane and her husband were only meant to be caring for puppy Apollo for a few months. But one year on, he’s become a permanent fixture in their lives. As they both work, they needed to find a dog walker to help care for their bouncy golden retriever. Read their

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