Does it matter if your dog pulls on the lead?

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While I was at All About Dogs in Newbury recently I couldn’t help noticing that the majority of the dogs there were out in front of their owners, pulling them along. Most owners didn’t seem to mind at all about this, although I did speak to a few who were . . . → Read More: Does it matter if your dog pulls on the lead?

The responsibility of being a dog owner, guardian, carer or ‘parent’

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There is much hot debate as to whether our dogs should be considered pets, wards, family or possessions. Personally, I think they are a combination of all of these, although it’s important to remember that they are also adults of their own unique species, not a furry version of our . . . → Read More: The responsibility of being a dog owner, guardian, carer or ‘parent’

Time to Move On

This sort of thing makes me really cross!

I received an email at the weekend from someone who was very upset after being verbally abused for ‘correcting’ her dog. This person had, apparently, tugged the leash and said a firm ‘no’ when her young dog tried to jump up at a passer-by. . . . → Read More: Time to Move On

He only wants to play…

One of the first articles we ever published on Paws Around Berkshire was about the consequences of dogs meeting up incorrectly when out walking: Dog on Dog Attacks. Sadly, nearly four years later, this is still one of the most frustrating and potentially . . . → Read More: He only wants to play…