Author Archives: Kate Taylor

Scruffy Little Terrier – The Lifestyle Brand for Terrier Lovers

You Had Me at Woof Hoodie Scruffy Little Terrier

As a proud Mum of two tenacious terriers, is it any wonder that when I came across the lifestyle label Scruffy Little Terrier, my ears pricked up! 

Michelle Burgess is the driving force behind this fun and innovative new pet brand. She designs all of her own products, which consist of an eye-catching range of homely gifts and fashionable attire for hounds and humans. 

A Directory of Dog Friendly Places and More

Dog Friendly Pub Wiltshire

Life is about what makes you happy. If that’s children (and you’re lucky enough to be blessed with them) that is great. Equally if that’s a dog (or two or three), then why should you be denied the privileges granted to traditional ‘parents?’

How to Crate Train Your Puppy The Gentle Way

Crate Training a Puppy

Gertie’s first evening at home resulted in meltdown! We had an 8 week old puppy who was crate bound and distressed, and a 13 year old pampered pooch cowering under the bed upstairs! What had we done?

So how did we get from complete chaos, to a puppy who now loves her crate and even goes to bed before us every night?!

5 Dog Walks in Wiltshire with a Dog Friendly Cafe or Pub

Wiltshire is the most perfect place for dog walks. Although it is a land locked county it has everything you could wish for. Woodland walks, stunning scenery, down-land, pretty towns and chocolate box villages.

How to Socialise Your Puppy in Lockdown

The world as we knew it, came crashing to a grinding halt overnight. My initial thoughts were what about puppy classes? Training classes? What about meeting other dogs in general? Gertie was going to miss out on so much. However, when I took a step back, I realised that socialisation doesn’t necessarily mean being sociable! 

How to Toilet Train Your Puppy in Just A Few Weeks

I am not professing to be an expert, I’m sure there are other tried and tested ways to toilet train a puppy, but this method has worked for me. In just a few days we had an almost fully trained pup.

Lark Cottage – A Dog Friendly Cottage in North Norfolk

Holkham Beach

The minute we stepped through the front door I knew that Pops and I were going to feel incredibly at home. Greeted by an impressive flag stone hallway, adorned with tasteful antique furniture, we made our way through to the main living area. A fabulous light and airy space which opens out onto a patio and enclosed rear garden.

What Should You Pack for a Dog-Friendly Holiday?

Dog Friendly Holidays

For me, there’s absolutely no two ways about it, hound-friendly holidays beat any other form of travel paws down! But, what should you pack for your pup when you go away?