Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Don’t try to tell me you haven’t giggled when your dog suddenly hears a sound and tilts his head.  You’ve probably gone further and tried to recreate the sound so he will do it again.  But why do they do it?  Well apart from because it’s absolutely adorable (like everything else about dogs).  We don’t…

Briard – a heart of gold wrapped in fur

A favourite Breed of mine as my beautiful Misha is a black Briard.  I can personally testify to their loyal, loving and intelligent temperament.  Misha is a regular visitor to aged homes and loves making kids with disabilities smile and giggle with her tricks and cuddly nature.  And while I couldn’t imagine life without her I’d be remiss…

Summer Safety for Dogs

Originally posted on the doggie style:
Ah, summertime! Long days, beach walks, swimming – what’s not to love about it? Our dogs love joining in the summer fun too, but it’s important to keep them safe in what is a notoriously a high-risk season for doggie safety! THE DOGGIE STYLE have the ultimate guide in…

18 ways your dog is improving your health

As if you need any more reasons to LOVE sharing your life with your dog, but if you’re reticent about getting a dog, or live with someone who needs some convincing. Let them know its official dogs are good for your health. “We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owners, especially…

How do I teach my dog a new trick?

How do I teach my dog a new trick? So how long will it take for your dog to learn a new trick? We often say it’s not the dog we’re teaching but rather the owner. Mostly it’s our lack of understanding and communication skills that slow the task of training our dogs. The following…

There’s More to Tail-Wagging Than Meets the Eye

One of the most basic and recognised pieces of dog psychology is via the trademark tail wag. Does your dog’s tail swish more to the right? Or, is your solemn pooch a left leaner? Scientists think they know what these subtle differences mean, and what’s more they’ve got evidence to show other dogs do too….

Dangerous foods for your dog

Dangerous foods for your dog It can be tempting to share your food with your beloved furever mate, but what we consider to be treats can be extremely dangerous to our dogs. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. So here are a few pointers to…

How to choose a dog lead, collar and restraints

Probably the most important dog accessories you need to procure are a lead (leash), collar and possibly restraints. However, it can be overwhelming to make a choice when you are bombarded by the mass selection that awaits you at local pet stores. Lead Essentially there are two different style leads that you can buy for…