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  • How Dogs Sleep: The Different Positions and Why They Prefer Certain Beds

    There's nothing quite as adorable as a dog sleeping. It's even more endearing when you catch Fido sleeping in a ridiculous position! But have you...
  • Are Spaniels a Hypoallergenic Dog Breed? An In-Depth Look at "Hypoallergenic" dogs

    Have you noticed how many "hypoallergenic" dog breeds are growing in popularity nowadays? Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic breed, and wh...
  • How Dogs Get Along with Chickens: The Best Way to Introduce Your Dog

    If you're a dog lover, it's natural to want to bring your furry friend along when you get a new pet chicken or a flock of chickens. After all, dogs...
  • The best dog (Spaniel) food to make your four legged friend happy and healthy

    It’s no secret: Spaniels love their food. If you’re not careful you can overfeed them quite easily. Too much overfeeding and the result is an overweight pooch who isn’t happy nor healthy.  Similarly, a Spaniel that eats the wrong kind of food can acquire health issues such as skin and coat problems, gut imbalances, and dental issues. That’s why it is essential to only give your Spaniel food that is nutritious and balanced. So, what exactly is the best dog food for your Spaniel?
  • Managing anxiety in dogs

    Ben suffers from separation anxiety. He’s so totally bonded to me that I rarely leave him at home. When I do, he has someone he knows with him and this doesn’t always help completely. He’s still stressed about where I am.

    Given this situation, I wanted to understand more about anxiety in dogs and in particular how to help Ben, so I attended Vicki Austin’s One Day Workshop – Helping Anxious Dogs.  

  • Why does my dog eat too fast and what can I do about it? 4 options to turn your pooch into a slow feeder.

    When it comes to meal-time does your Spaniel exhibit refined dining etiquette? Or is it more like Pig the Pug (who wolfs down his food so fast he a...
  • Is a Cocker Spaniel puppy right for you?

    Have you always dreamed about getting a Cocker Spaniel puppy? Why wouldn't you? They are adorable, but are they the perfect pet for your lifestyle? The answer is yes! Providing you have time to spend with a dog that needs to constantly be with people, and the time to care for its luscious coat and delightfully floppy ears.
  • 5 Tips to Change Your Dog's Barking Habits

    Dogs bark. That’s how they communicate. But when the occasional bark becomes incessant, barking quickly becomes unbearable. If it bothers you, you're probably not alone. Everyone who hears their never-ending barking will also find it annoying.

    What can you do to deal with problem barking? We've got five tips for you, and we hope they make a difference in how your pup behaves. 

  • 5 ways to stop your dog eating too fast

    Spaniels love their food! They can inhale their meal in a few quick bites. But eating too fast isn’t good for them. It may even cause medical problems for your pup. The good news is there are simple ways to slow down their eating and avoid potential problems. Even better, those other options are much more fun for your dog.
  • 10 Steps for successfully toilet training your puppy

     Imagine being just a few weeks old, taken away from your siblings and dropped into unfamiliar surroundings. Scary, right? That’s how your puppy fe...
  • Does a Cocker Spaniel Shed?

    In a word: yes. But the amount of shedding varies from one Cocker to the next and depends on the Cocker Spaniel type.
    Let's talk about what this means and how to take care of that beautiful luscious coat.
  • Talking to Julie from Bonza Dog Treats about Wild Heart Pets

    Recently, I had the opportunity to have a fun chat with Julie Black from Bonza Dog Treats. Julie sells a huge range of healthy Australian made dog treats, so it was great to talk to her about my business and why I started doing what I do. I though I would share it with you so you get to know me better.