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So far Tigs has created 9 blog entries.

Why it takes time to train a dog

2019-01-25T17:23:52+00:00January 25th, 2019|News|

We live in a world where instant results or gratification are the norm. We don’t have to wait for things as much, there are quicker, faster ways of getting what we want. The appeal of a ‘quick fix’ solution is enormous. We also know that dogs are smart, right? We know they can learn [...]

‘Easter Egg’ hunts for dogs, and the dangers of chocolate

2018-03-12T18:53:59+00:00March 12th, 2018|News|

Easter is fast approaching, and while that gives us humans an excuse to eat lots of chocolate, it can be very dangerous for your dog if they do the same. Chocolate contains theobromine which, although tolerated by humans, is extremely toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate, the greater the amount of theobromine. Toxic [...]

6 tips for a stress-free Christmas with your dog

2017-12-11T13:54:07+00:00December 11th, 2017|Welfare|

Are you getting a new puppy before Christmas? Or do you have a young dog/rescue that hasn’t experienced everything that Christmas can bring with it? This time of year, whilst fun for most people, can also be somewhat stressful for the human beings in the household, but don’t forget, it may affect your dog [...]

Canine Enrichment

2017-10-25T17:39:50+00:00October 25th, 2017|Welfare|

Dogs enrich our lives in hundreds of ways – they entertain us, keep us fitter, provide increased opportunities for human socialisation (if wanted), and can be a tremendous comfort in difficult times. How well do we repay that favour? Dogs have enquiring, inquisitive brains on the whole, and benefit enormously from having a varied, [...]

Socialising your new puppy

2017-10-24T17:12:28+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Puppy & Beginner|

Are you planning on getting a puppy soon? Not sure how to go about making sure they end up as well rounded, sociable adults? Read on… Of course, before you’ve even bought your puppy you have carefully researched your breed (or mixes if a cross), chosen a breeder who focuses on temperament as much [...]

Decoding Dog Body Language Talk

2017-05-23T06:11:28+00:00May 21st, 2017|Events, News|

Our resident Dog Behaviourist and Day Care Manager (who also provides dog behaviour consultancy to Drove Vets, the largest veterinary practice in Swindon) has years of experience in decoding dog body language, and she shared this with a very interested group of pet parents and animal professionals during an informal talk on how dog’s communicate both [...]

Taking on an imported rescue dog

2017-04-30T06:08:44+00:00April 30th, 2017|News|

Taking on any dog is a big commitment, in terms of time, money and occasionally your sanity! Taking on a rescue dog that has ‘baggage’ can be even more of a challenge, especially if little is known about their past life. It is becoming increasingly popular to re-home dogs that have been imported from [...]