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How To Welcome a Rescue Dog into your home

How To Welcome a Rescue Dog into your home

Rescue dogs are a fantastic way of gaining a pet. Not only do you help provide a dog with a better life, but the rehoming charity or organisation will only give suitable dogs to families or owners with the right conditions. Read on for some great tips to make sure you are ready for your new furry friend.

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What happens if you don’t walk your dog?

What happens if you don’t walk your dog?

The majority of people fantasise about welcoming a dog into their family. But it’s important to remember that your four-legged friend will need a lot of walks if he’s to live a happy life alongside you. In fact, experts recommend that canines should be taken for a decent-length stroll at least once a day – and some larger breeds can even benefit from being taken out several times a day. Just in case you don’t know, skipping walks could have an extremely detrimental effect on your pooch. Here are four common issues experienced among dogs who don't get enough exercise:

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3 ways to break your dog's bad habits

3 ways to break your dog's bad habits

It can be difficult to break your dog’s bad habits – especially when they reach a more mature age. However, it’s not impossible. If your pooch has got into a problematic pattern, it’s never too late to change the way they act. With this in mind, here are three bad habits that your pet can exhibit and three ways to combat them once and for all.

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4 training tips for a stubborn puppy

4 training tips for a stubborn puppy

You may be at the stage of tearing your hair out after having a new puppy because you just don’t know how to control their reckless behaviour. All dog owners have been there, but you will be pleased to know that this is all part of the puppy stage and your little one should calm down over time. If you don't know where to turn, here are a few great training tips to take control of your stubborn puppy:

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Eco-Friendly Dog Waste bags to be won each month!

Eco-Friendly Dog Waste bags to be won each month!

We are so excited to announce our first Instagram competition! Do you want to have the opportunity to win one year supply of our very popular SmugPets Premium Scented Eco-Friendly Dog Waste Bags? Keep reading! ⭐We're picking FIVE lucky winners this month!!⭐⁣ Read the rules to enter here.

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How To Prepare For Your New Dog

How To Prepare For Your New Dog

The day you bring home your new canine, whether its a puppy or an older dog is an exciting time. However, in order to make your new family member feel welcome and ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible it's important to prepare your home beforehand.

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6 Top Tips To Walking Your Dog At Night

6 Top Tips To Walking Your Dog At Night

Winter time can make the logistics of exercising your dog(s) more difficult. Their needs are no different, and skipping walks because of the dark and cold can lead to boredom and mischief within the home. Here are six top tips to help you through the winter.

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Does Your New Puppy Hate Riding The Car? This Is What You Need To Do.

Does Your New Puppy Hate Riding The Car? This Is What You Need To Do.

Is your puppy having difficulty traveling in a car? Most puppies hate car journeys at first, but here are some ways to get your new friend used to travelling. Number 5 will surprise you!

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Three gifts to really spoil your dog with this Christmas

Three gifts to really spoil your dog with this Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town – so let’s hope he’s got something thoughtful for your dog! There’s going to be plenty of temptation to spoil your dog with treats like bones and squeaky toys. Even though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, you should also make sure your canine gets some items that will improve their health, comfort and intelligence. With that in mind, here are three presents that would certainly achieve this.

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3 Essential Dog Walking Tips Any New Dog Owner Should Know

3 Essential Dog Walking Tips Any New Dog Owner Should Know

3 essential dog walking tips to keep them safe on a walk .Those first few weeks with your new puppy can be so precious. It’s all about bonding and training – not to mention plenty of cuddles! Here are our top 3 essential tips every new dog owner must know before walking their new puppy.

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5 Human Foods You Can Safely Feed Your Dog

5 Human Foods You Can Safely Feed Your Dog

Our pets are a part of our family, and just as we would if they walked on two legs, we like to show them our love with the occasional treat to brighten their day. 

However, when it comes to feeding our pooch food intended for people, we have to be very careful to give them treats that are kind to their tummies. Here are five to try… 

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How to Keep your Old Dog Feeling Young at Heart

How to Keep your Old Dog Feeling Young at Heart

We all want to do the very best for our pets, and often older dogs need a little extra help to keep them feeling on top form. Although you can’t entirely slow the ravages of time, there are lots of things that you can do to keep your canine in tip-top condition. Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction… 

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