How We Helped Twinkle Find Happiness

Find Happiness: A Dog’s Happiness…

When I adopted my first dog who’d spent her whole life up to that point in a breeding facility, I really had little idea of the psychological damage that experience could have inflicted on her. This changed as soon as Susie-Belle arrived in our world and her trauma was obvious. Everything was alien for my little dog who’d never lived with people, never experienced kindness let alone love and who had good reason to fear attention from humans. Things that for most dogs are so natural were a big struggle for Susie-Belle to overcome: a comfortable bed was ignored for … Continue reading

What to Look Out for When Buying a Puppy

Puppy: How to Find the Perfect Puppy for You!

It goes without saying seeing as I’ve written three books and hundreds of articles on the life I share with my mine that I love dogs.   I’m like millions of other people for whom it’s a natural wish that we want to share our homes and lives with canine friends. But it can be difficult to know how best to find and buy puppies in today’s busy puppy market. The puppy business is huge and unscrupulous practices are rife, making it a terrible maze to work through, especially for novice puppy buyers. The simple answer to avoid being duped … Continue reading

4 Tips for Teaching Kids to Be Kind to Dogs

Kind to Dogs? How to Set a Good Example to Your Kids...

Fostering in children kindness and respect toward dogs is one of the most useful ways to change people’s actions and attitudes toward all animals.   While they are very young, children enjoy being surrounded by animal toys, characters and images. It’s vital kids grow up respecting animals and as research shows, empathy is a learned behaviour. Childhood is a perfect time to stimulate and nurture a lifelong empathy for all living creatures. It is best taught through real experience. Dogs and children can be great friends and here are four practical ways we can help youngsters be caring companions: Teach … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Senior Dog Beats Buying a Puppy

Senior Dog Advantages Versus a Puppy

While everyone loves puppies with their playful ways, perky personalities and plump, cuddly bodies, the ‘cute factor’ is less obvious with our older canine friends. This means they’re often overlooked when it comes to people thinking about bringing a dog into the family and shelters struggle to find them homes. This is a real shame as seniors have a lot of cute, plus more, to offer if we open our hearts and homes to them. Seniors Know Everything Well, maybe not everything that would be weird, but where puppies need to be taught the lot, older dogs have already mastered … Continue reading