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Days out in NL with your dog and toddler

Days out in NL with your dog and toddler

Before we get into the Dutch destinations and activities, a little background preface.... Did you know, statistics suggest many dogs will be rehomed after a baby enters the fold? Even the most committed dog guardians can find themselves questioning their dog's future...

Can a horse bite harder than a Pit Bull?

Can a horse bite harder than a Pit Bull?

Did you know that the power behind a horse bite is greater than the majority of dogs? To be a tad more specific, did you know the bite of a horse is more than DOUBLE the power of a Pit Bull's jaws? Me neither! I spend my days as a dog trainer working closely with a...

To tug or not to tug?

To tug or not to tug?

Do tugs turn dogs into thugs? That is the question. A dog owners dilemma that I have heard so often in the past few months that I've decided to dedicate an entire blog post to the (somewhat) controversial topic that is tug of war. It's all about that ''A'' word......

Dog days out: The Netherlands

Dog days out: The Netherlands

We adopted Kygo from DOA almost two years ago and have been busy discovering Dutch destinations that welcome wags and woofs one paw at a time… “Can my dog come too?” Is a phrase I often ask. It’s no secret that well-behaved dogs have more freedom. Putting your...

You wanna be a dog trainer?

You wanna be a dog trainer?

The dog industry is a funny one. Like all fields, it has mighty quirks, perks and of course, downsides. A canine career means a world full of possibilities. It’s intriguing, creative, extremely hands on and undoubtedly highly rewarding work. Whether it’s structuring...

Cats and Dogs: felines are friends not food

Cats and Dogs: felines are friends not food

''Fight like cat and dog'' - it's a tale of tails that's as old as time. I'm a dog person, that's a given. Don't get me wrong, I've never had anything against felines, I just found my calling with canines, yet here I am typing whilst sharing my seat with my purring...

My Super Nero

My Super Nero

I wrote the following text a few weeks after Nero passed but for some reason could not bring myself to publish it on the blog. It’s now been almost one year to the day since Nero crossed that rainbow bridge and even though reading this still brings me to tears, I feel...

Dogs that dislike dogs.

Dogs that dislike dogs.

When your dog doesn't mix well with other dogs life can get complicated. Shout out to all the dog owners who know exactly what I mean. I've been there. I completely understand the emotional stress and humiliation a reactive dog can cause. Taking an enjoyable walk with...

Kygo.

Kygo.

Young Kygo has been with us for just over a fortnight and what a woofing, wonderful whirlwind it has been! Prior to Kygo coming home, we had a fair few doggies through the doors of our Nero B&B so I had plenty of practice establishing the common house rules and...