How to turn down the heat for Megan and Ben

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A common issue that owners face when having both male and female dogs is when the bitch is in season. This is how Anne kept the calm in her house with her dogs Megan and Ben.   When a male and female dog live in the same household, it can be a trying time for

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Back to school blues for your dog

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The summer holidays are almost over, and there is a scent of autumn in the air. New school shoes have all been shopped for and it is nearly time for the kids to return to school days again. The traffic will change to the busier term time, too. We humans understand all about this time

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Could my dog be grieving?

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Bereavement in dogs Has your dog lost their best doggy pal, or perhaps an owner has passed away leaving your dog listless and withdrawn?  Do you think they are grieving? It is heartrending to lose someone, whether a pet or human family member. Remembering that all of our pets are part of the family is

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Settling your puppy into their new home

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Congratulations, you have decided to add to your family with a new doggy companion! What an exciting time, and what a lot to plan for. Follow our insider expert tips to make certain your new puppy gets the best human family they deserve.  If you haven’t yet chosen your puppy, make certain they are absolutely

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Travelling with your dog – safety and sanity!

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As the weather improves, we venture further afield with the family in the car or on the train, heading off to days out or a holiday, and often our dog comes too. Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the

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Why is my dog eating poo?

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Why is it that our dogs decide to eat the most revolting things, when we provide them with an excellent diet, devised by experts, and costing plenty? Of all the choices they could make, the most unpleasant one seems to be dogs eating poo. Their own, or that of other creatures, seems to be a

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How to help your Rescue Dog settle into their new home

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Rescue dogs – A forever dog for a forever home  I love the description for a rehomed dog, of looking for their ‘forever home’. Of course, all dogs should be ‘forever’, but sometimes situations in life change and leave the dog without owners that can care for him or her.   Fortunately as caring animal

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Is Halloween spooking your pet?

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This time of year has always been a potentially scary and stressful time for your pet with noisy Firework displays around Bonfire Night.  But since Halloween has grown significantly in popularity over recent years, this adds a whole other problem. Remember dogs don’t know Halloween is just a bit of light hearted fun, to them

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How my dog Addy coped with his firework fear

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Here is a story from one of our Dorwest customers, all about how her English Setter Addy coped with his fireworks fear last Autumn. Sadly Addy is no longer with Gail and the rest of the family but she wanted to share his story Addy’s Firework Fear Both my dogs were rescue ones. Addy came

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Dorwest to the rescue!

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We are really excited that this year Dorwest are extending their calming hand to UK Dog Rescue Centres up and down the country to help dogs in a rescue environment that struggle with anxiety and noise phobia. We are asking YOU to nominate your favourite rescue centre by visiting the Dorwest social media accounts (Facebook,

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