11 things to do with your dog

Hiya all,
Today I’m posting about my new page called 11 things to do with your dog as you may have guessed its a list of 11 things to do with your dog that when I get my dog I will try and complete and I hope you’ll try to complete too. If you manage to do all the things as of today then leave a comment and maybe copy and paste some photos of you and your dog onto it then I will mention you on the blog.

So the 11 things are:

  1. Go camping
  2. Play in the snow
  3. Take your dog to the beach
  4. Go to a dog friendly pub or cafe
  5. Bake your dog a treat
  6. Go swimming with your dog
  7. Take your dog to a show
  8. Go to a training session in a dog activity i.e. agility, obedience, ringcraft, ect  
  9. Take your dog on a boat/canoe (unless it doesn’t like boats)
  10.  Teach your dog at least 10 different tricks
  11. Do a fundraising activity with your dog for a dog charity
If you can think of anymore things to add to the list leave a comment below

Puppy proofing your home- chapter 2 poisonous plants

Hello all today as you can see I’m writing chapter 2 of puppy proofing your home and today it will be on poisonous plants. I have to admit before writing this I didn’t know any poisonous plants for dogs at all so I had to do some research to find this out. Try to keep all of these plants away from dogs but puppies in particular because they like to try everything out with their mouths.

List of poisonous plants for dogs in the UK  
(a few)
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Lilies
  • Foxgloves
  • Ivy
  • Hyacinth
  • Mistletoe
  • Nightshade
  • Sweet peas
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Tulip bulbs
  • Yew
  • Some berries, mushrooms and Toadstools
Here is a link to a full page on dogs trust of  most poisonous or dangerous things for dogs: deadly thing for dogs dogs trust

which sort of poo picker are you?

Hello all
I am staying overnight at my grandparents tonight so probably no post tomorrow but today their is and it’s about poo picking!

The researchers at the central of Lancashire university devised 5 different types of poo picking people so read on to see which one you think you are and if you could do any better at cleaning up after your dog.

1. Team poo picker
You are proud to pick up and will take poo bags every where and you don’t like the never have never wills and you are always seen carrying a bag of it no matter how far the next poo bin is.

2. I suppose I should
You’d rather not but you know it’s the right thing to do but you bin the bags as soon as possible.

3. Semi poo pick 
You pick it up and bag it but then you leave the bag hanging on a tree or on the floor for others to deal with.

4. Only when I have to
You only ever pick up if their is a massive fine or someone is watching.

5. Never have never will
You just don’t pick up even if its on your best friends garden proud lawn.

Hope you enjoyed reading now for todays blog hop


puppy proofing your home chapter 1

Hi all
As promised here is my guide to puppy proofing your home so when your puppy arrives at your house it’s perfectly safe for her/him.

Things to make sure are put away or are dangerous for your puppy
Don’t leave small chewable and choke-able  things lying around
Remember to not let your puppy chew cables or wires
Make sure there are no chocolates or any other foods that are poisonous to dogs on low shelves or left on the side
keep all precious or easily breakable items where curious puppies can’t reach them
The same goes for chemical liquids and medicines
Shoes and paper can be fun to shred and chew for bored puppies so keep these things out of reach but also keep your puppy entertained.
I don’t have any photos for these but sort out gaps under gates and don’t use slug pellets as they are toxic for dogs.


Happy national dog day

During this wet and windy weather I’ve been searching for border terrier litters around Suffolk (where I live) I would need a litter ready at the end of September or in October.

 I was in the car today when I saw a sign for sheepdog day on the 5th of October at a nation trust park near my house. I am planning to go their so I will hopefully give you a post on that.

Also as you know I now have a camera so tomorrow I will start my puppy proof home posts so make sure you read them.

If you have any tips comments or messages make sure you send them to me in the comments box as I’d love to hear them.

I will leave you the link to an amazing border terrier lovers blog oh and don’t forget NATIONAL DOG DAY so bake your dog the liver cake recipe I have recently posted to celebrate the wonderful world of canines! Earls world (a border terriers blog)

Brilliant bank holiday- all about dogs Norfolk-Camera

Today has been totally pawsome! This morning I went to discover dogs in Norfolk and although it was rainy I had an amazing time.

First I looked round the stalls and bought a poo bag holder with poo bags. a set of dog balls and a clicker. We looked round at a few display teams before going to see Dima doing a demonstration in the main arena.

 If you don’t know who Dima is then I have done a previous post on him and his training. I walked up to him a few minutes before the display started and asked if he would sign my book he said he’d sign it after but would he like me to help him hold one of his dogs on a lead during the performance/dance until the dog during the dance took the lead and carried him on stage. I was delighted and after the performance (the same one he did in the final of that dog can dance!)  he signed my book and I got to stroke his dogs and do a few tricks with his miniature schnauzer Teddy.

Wow what an amazing day and to top it all of, I now have a camera so I will keep you up to date with photos like these of me and Dima and other photos of the show

a pet bakery (paw-tisserie)
Me and Dima

Dima with the dogs

Liver Cake

Morning all,

Today I am going to tell you a rather tasty recipe to get all those (canine) mouths drooling because we are going to make liver cake! So get out your bowl and spoon and bake this for your best canine buddy.

500g of liver
500g of oats
1 egg
1-2 spoons of garlic (optional)

1. Whisk all the ingredients together
2. Place the mixture on a non-stick or lightly greased baking tray with a lip
3. Cook it at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes until it’s firm
4. Allow it to cool before eating

You can freeze it before using as delicious home-made treats during training.

Have a great bank holiday tomorrow!