Dog apps are popping up everywhere, from providing sounds to calm your dog if they make noise to tracking their whereabouts using a GPS collar, chances are you will soon have a dog app on your iphone or ipad.
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I expected this post to list some pretty silly apps and it doesn’t disappoint but there are also some very useful apps for your dog too. One will track medications, worming, flea treatments and remind you at key times.
Does your dog smell or does owning a dog put off friends from visiting your house? A new survey has found that 27% of dog owners lose friends because of their dogs.
My dogs go almost everywhere with me, if it is possible to take them with me I shall and if I can’t take them I tend to be as quick as possible so I don’t leave them alone too long. Most dog owners are the same so it was interesting to read about a survey all about dogs and socialising.
The survey found that over two thirds of people (65%) believe dogs to be smelly and unhygienic. Admittedly most of these were non dog owners but even 24% of dog owners thought their dogs were smelly.
We all spend lots of time calling our dogs, especially in public so choosing the right name is essential. Dog names are more often mirroring human names, either to follow our favourite celebrities or giving them a human name makes them more part of the family.
Bella is once again the most popular female dog name, mostly down to the hugely popular Twilight books and films main character. The first book came out in late 2005 and since 2006 Bella has been the most popular female dog name. Classic dog names such as Spot, Buster, Bruno, Digger etc have all dropped out of the top 10 being replaced by human style names.
Molly’s leg is healing very well following her cruciate ligament operation, so much that today we managed to get out into the woods. The abundance of leaves on the ground made it perfect fodder for a Where’s Molly, she blends into the scenery perfectly.
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Up until a few weeks ago I thought dog attacks on postal workers (meaning not just the Royal Mail but other delivery folks from parcel delivery to supermarket delivery) were isolated and meant as humour in comics.
Just the other week a courier came to the front door to deliver a parcel, as usual my dog Molly is first to welcome any visitor with a friendly smile and wag of her tail, but the delivery guy jumped back and insisted I restrain Molly. I told him that Molly is very gentle and in no way would harm him, indeed at this time she was sniffing the neighbours cat who was standing on my driveway.
The courier told me that he gets bitten about once a week and this was his first shift from a lengthy absence following a nasty dog bite, at which point he showed me a huge scar on his hand where a ‘friendly’ dog bit him. I was shocked, maybe I have been living in my happy little dog owner bubble but I really wasn’t aware of the dangers in mail delivery. The courier then rolled up his trouser legs to show his legs littered with scars from bites and claw scratches. Find out more on dog laws and postal workers
We all love a good gadget and luckily for dog owners there are many around, some are great innovations whilst others are plain stupid. Here are some of the best we found.
Whether your dog pulls on the lead or simply gets cold in winter, hates going outside or doesn’t like to be left at home whilst you go to work these dog gadgets are for you.
Our little blog has been recognised on photography website Manfrotto Imagine More, Molly is famous!
When Manfrotto contacted us asking whether we had any images for their article of course I said yes but the problem was which as like any other dog owner, we have literally thousands of photos of our dogs (and cats) to choose from.
The search has ended to find Britians most dog friendly place. A panel of judges visited shortlisted towns to find out where caters for dogs and dog owners better than any other.
The most dog friendly place in Britain has been awarded to Brighton. The seaside town beat competition from Harrogate in Yorkshire and Padstow in Cornwall who completed the top three. The criterea for judging included whether shops and attractions were dog friendly, availability of dog waste bins etc.
I was having my morning browse before starting work and found these stunning photos a teenage girl has taken of her dogs. Warning: you can easily lose several hours browsing through this beautiful set of dog images.
I love looking at photos of dogs, often you can see the bond between a dog and their owner ooze through the camera but today I found a set of images that show these qualities with an added touch of magic. View the dog photos
Where is she, can you find her?
Molly hasn’t been out walking very far recently as she had an operation on her leg. This limited the poor girl to 15 minute walks but she is recovering well so I treated her to a walk in the woods. She absolutely loved it and was in no mood to hide. I managed to steal a shot of her, but it is in no way posed this time.
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Did you find her? Click here for the answer
If you enjoyed finding Molly, have another go with another picture in the Where’s Molly section.