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…

Local Dog Groomers- The Fairy Dogmother, Cambridgeshire

Local Dog Groomers- The Fairy Dogmother, Cambridgeshire

Those Long Noses: I was forever looking for dental treatments for the whippets until I found the amazing service offered by The FairyDogmother. Keeping the teeth of our long nosed hounds clean is an ongoing battle and one I was losing despite regular brushing with…

Where to Buy Personalised Gifts for Dog Lovers

Where to Buy Personalised Gifts for Dog Lovers

There are many talented arts and crafts people making beautiful personalised gifts for dog lovers. I LOVE the gifts I have received in the image of my dogs- they make me smile every time I pass them at home. Here are some brilliant people who…

Whippet Collars, Whippet Coats and more- Quality Products for Whippets

Whippet Collars, Whippet Coats and more- Quality Products for Whippets

We love buying presents for those pointy faced whippets don’t we? More whippet collars anyone? Any excuse to treat them with a little gift (or two, or three…). Here are ideas for what whippets need (and want) as shared by many fellow adoring whippet owners:…