GPS for Dogs- Tractive Review

GPS for Dogs- Tractive Review

With such a strong natural chase drive, we have had occasional recall mishaps with our whippets. A recent scare was enough to prompt us to overhaul our whippy security. We invested in house collars, also GPS for dogs so that we could track our boys…

House Collars for Whippets- Petiquette Collars Review

House Collars for Whippets- Petiquette Collars Review

We had never considered house collars for our whippets until a recent incident when Finn escaped out on a walk and ran for the hills. This made us risk assess our whole set-up; what about if either dog ever slipped out of the front door?…

Switching My Dog to Raw Feeding

Switching My Dog to Raw Feeding

Why switch? My dogs were in good health so switching my dogs to raw feeding was a tough decision. One or two minor health niggles (for example a little dry skin, Jarvis being prone to gaining weight, occasional loose stools (and windy bottoms!), combined with…

Dog-proofing your Home at Christmas

Dog-proofing your Home at Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, particularly if you have taken a few simple steps towards dog-proofing your home at Christmas.  If (like me) you own a dog who may be likely to ‘investigate’ the festive fare, this is for you! One or…

Living with a Reactive Dog: Finn’s Story

Living with a Reactive Dog: Finn’s Story

The definition of a reactive dog: Living with a reactive dog can be stressful and distressing for both dog and owner. American Kennel Club define a reactive dog as one that ‘overreacts to a thing or a certain situation’. This reaction can be triggered by anything…

Best Dog Crates- Croft Soft Crate Review

Best Dog Crates- Croft Soft Crate Review

To crate or not to crate? This is the question facing many dog owners. The need to crate came about for us when our dog became reactive in the car on short journeys. Long journeys and holidays were never a problem. Dogs and Stress: Did…

One dog or two? Getting a Second Dog

One dog or two? Getting a Second Dog

Wondering whether to take the plunge of getting a second dog? I cannot promise you a definitive answer within this post as it is a decision packed full of personal variables. You will however, read the valuable and thought provoking opinions of many dog owners…

Handmade Dog Treats to Buy Online- A Review

Handmade Dog Treats to Buy Online- A Review

I like to know exactly what I am feeding my dogs so look for training treats with no additives, preservatives, or salt. These independents make handmade dog treats to buy online, using quality human grade ingredients which are tasty enough to distract and motivate our…

Dear New Whippet Owners- Tops Tips & Advice

Dear New Whippet Owners- Tops Tips & Advice

Embarking on the life-changing journey of pointy-nosed parenthood? Congratulations! This advice for new whippet owners offers a collection of top-tips and fabulous nuggets of knowledge shared by us and also the wonderful community of whippet and hound owners in the Mad About Whippets Facebook group. …

Scent Games for Dogs- Ideas and Activities

Scent Games for Dogs- Ideas and Activities

With around 300 million olfactory receptors in their amazing noses (compared to a humans 6 million), it is clear to see why dogs love to sniff! It helps them make sense of the world around them and allows them to use their brain as nature…