Category Archives: News from Dotty HQ

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?!

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.

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?

Dogs Give Us The Happiest Days – An Interview with Rachel Spencer from The Paw Post UK

Rachel and Daisy

There is a famous saying that says ‘having a dog will bless you with many of the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst,’  a saying that resonates a brutal, unimaginable and unthinkable truth, yet at sometime or another will affect us all. In an interview with Rachel Spencer I ask how she coped with losing her beloved Daisy and how she’s managing to move forward with her life.