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Getting Started

Choosing a dog can be a truly rewarding experience. We share our tips and advice to help ensure you get off to the right start.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Next Pet

Deciding to get a new furry family member is an exciting time. There are so many cute, playful, loving cats and dogs out there - but how do you choose your perfect forever friend?
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Collars, Leads and Harnesses: Which is Best for My Pet?

A tough, stylish and durable collar is an important purchase, and having the correct lead can make a huge difference to the enjoyment and safety of the walk for both you and your dog.
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Regular Health Checks for Dogs

Regular check ups give your vet more opportunities to monitor your dog's health for changes, leading to better diagnosis and treatment over the long term.
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7 Real Benefits of Owning a Dog

If you have owned a dog, you already know what joy your a pooch can bring to your life. Here are some of the benefits that you might not have known about.
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How to Teach Your Dog to Shake

Teaching your dog to shake is a great party trick and one that is easily taught. You can even get the kids involved. Most children over the age of 7 years can be taught basic training techniques and in fact many children are more persistent than adults when it comes to training the family pet!
Two Alaskan Malamutes playing

What to Know Before You Get an Alaskan Malamute Puppy

The Malamute, similar to the Samoyed and Siberian Husky is an ancient breed that is valued for its endurance and strength. They can have a very independent and strong-willed personality so an experienced owner is recommended. Training and socialization will also help to keep your dog happy and free from behavior problems.
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Best Dogs for People with Allergies

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, pet ownership is not necessarily out of the question. You may just need to do a little more work to firstly identify the source of the allergy, but also to investigate treatment options and low allergen pets.
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Choosing Soft Toys That Are Safe For Your Pet

Buying toys for your pets is like buying toys for your toddler. Be sure to follow these pet safety tips to reduce the risk of injury to your furry friend.
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First Night Home with a New Puppy. What to Expect

When you bring a new puppy home, he might feel sad and lonely. We discuss how to make your new pup feel loved, secure, and, above all, safe.
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Introducing A New Pet To Your Furry Family

Bringing a new pet into our lives is a fun and exciting time. For our other pets, though, it can be an uncertain and unsettling experience. With a few simple steps (and lots of patience!) we can help improve the chances of everyone getting along.

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