Whippets Collars for in the house- Petiquette Collars Review

Whippets Collars for in the house- Petiquette Collars Review

We had never considered whippets collars for indoors 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? Our 

Switching to BARF Dog Food

Switching to BARF Dog Food

Why switch? My dogs were in good health so switching my dogs to BARF dog food 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 

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’ but don’t all dogs (and humans) react 

Soft Dog Crates- Croft Crate Review

Soft Dog Crates- Croft 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 

1 or 2 dogs? Getting a Second Dog

1 or 2 dogs? Getting a Second Dog

Wondering whether to transition from 1 to 2 dogs? 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 who kindly 

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- getting your whippet puppy

Dear New Whippet Owners- getting your whippet puppy

Embarking on the life-changing journey of pointy-nosed parenthood? Congratulations! This advice for new whippet puppy 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 

Mental Stimulation for Dogs- Ideas and Activities

Mental Stimulation for Dogs- Ideas and Activities

To provide mental stimulation for dogs use their nose! 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 

A Whippet Jumper for Cold Days- The Redhound Fleece

A Whippet Jumper for Cold Days- The Redhound Fleece

A warm whippet jumper is essential kit for our fair-weather whippets. We have been huge fans of our Equafleece Slim Jumpers for a few years now (see our review here) but after years of hard wearing and regular washing we needed new ones. Our heads