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Tips for buying a puppy: avoid puppy scams

Getting a puppy is easy - right? Sadly not. Many puppy buyers get scammed by rogue breeders or traders. Their only interest is to make a quick buck from a sale of a puppy to unsuspecting buyers. With a seasonal peak in sales anticipated, here’s our tips for buying a

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Dogs and fireworks

As fun as fireworks are, many dogs are scared by the loud bangs, whizzes, fizzes and flashing lights. This means that at certain times of the year - such as Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve and Diwali - things can get a bit stressful for dogs... and owners. Here’s what

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Dogs and daylight savings time

Twice a year in the UK the clocks change and we get an extra hour in bed in the autumn and rise an hour earlier in the spring. Just like us, dogs can be affected by the adjustment in time.  Here’s how to prepare dogs for daylight savings time.  Spring forward,

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Your chance to discover dogs!

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, but not sure what breed or type will best suit your lifestyle, then you might like to head  along to Discover Dogs in London in October.  This exclusively canine-themed event, which is organised by

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‘I have a puppy, and I work full-time’

You’ve got a puppy, and have taken some time off work to help them settle in. You’ve not had a full night’s sleep since. You can't step out of sight of your puppy without them crying. Now, you're due back at work, and the big question remains. What do I

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Take part in a dog owner research project

If you're thinking about getting a dog, you could be part of a brand new exciting research project. This is being run by the University of Bristol. The aim of The UK Dog Project is to learn more about dog ownership in the UK. This includes the decisions we make

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Dogs on school grounds

If you walk children to school, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your dog some exercise too. Before you do, make sure you’ve swotted up on the do’s and don’ts of dogs at the school gate. A growing number of schools are introducing policies about dogs on school grounds. Here's

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Dog-friendly UK – where dogs are welcome

Today’s dog owners - and their dogs - have never had it as good. Almost one quarter (24%) of adults in the UK have a dog in their life in 2019, and a growing number of businesses have recognised the need to cater for their four-legged as well as

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