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5 ideas for Dog Groomers, Dog Walkers and other dog business client Christmas gifts

5 ideas for Dog Groomers, Dog Walkers and other dog business client Christmas gifts

I know you are all super busy at Christmas, everyone wants their dogs floofed as close to the big day as possible and many people are working extra hours to pay for Christmas and may need extra doggy day care. I also know you like to treat your gorgeous canine clients in the crazy season but finding something relevant, useful, cost effective and not a piece of 'plastic crap' (sorry but I use that phrase quite a lot) can be hard so I have cobbled together a few ideas to try and take the strain away. So, you are asking...


Dog Soap - The good, the bad and the ugly

Dog Soap -  The good, the bad and the ugly
The Dog and I Coconut Oil Soap - what you should know, need to know and what is helpful to know!

2 Minute Interview with a Dog Walker.

2 Minute Interview with a Dog Walker.

Although I retrained as a dog groomer in my 40's and have never regretted it I have always hankered over the freedom dog walkers have and the adoration they receive from their clients (of the canine variety). With the best will in the world the vast majority of my clients would rather not be bathed and pampered. They would much rather be on a lovely fun, full of smells, dog walk instead. With that in mind, and the fact I'm also quite nosy and like to find out about other peoples work with dogs, I thought I would take the...


Alabama Rot - What is it?

Keri Squibb

Tags alabama rot, dog, health, skin lesion

Alabama Rot - What is it?

I heard today there has been another case of this awful, and often fatal illness in Dorset, my home county. I know a little bit about it having done some reading over the last year or two and now seems to be as good a time as any for a recap. This disease has no boundaries within the doggy world. Size or breed are irrelevant. It strikes hard and fast unless identified early. Its cause is unknown for sure although it is thought that the culprit may well be mud related. The best advice therefore is always wash your dogs...


Stress Stacking .. what is it?

Keri Squibb

Comments 1 Tags anxiety, behaviour, dog, stress

Stress Stacking .. what is it?

Stress Stacking in Dogs Many of us have dogs who seem to suffer, disproportionately, with anxiety or stress and the smallest thing can be a trigger. I have a springer spaniel, Ziggy, whom I often refer to as having mental health issues but in actual fact I am quite convinced most of his issues are stress related. Imagine the following, Ziggy lives with another spaniel and a collie, in the morning at breakfast time, his bowl is placed too close to one of the other dogs bowls. Ziggy is unhappy with this, he has low self esteem and looks anxiously...

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