are acorns poisonous to dogs

Are acorns poisonous to dogs? What you should know

We have a large number of oak trees where we live and, as it is now autumn they are producing lots of acorns that are falling to the ground. My youngest spaniel has taken to eating the occasional acorn which led me to wonder are acorns poisonous to dogs?  I did some research as I …

Why do dogs bark when there is nothing there

Why do dogs bark when there is nothing there?

Does your dog bark at nothing or seem to bark at nothing? It can be a mystery and can often seem a bit weird and, at times scary, when you witness your dog woofing away when there is nothing there. Dogs bark for lots of reasons and often when you think there is nothing there, …

foolproof way to give dog pills

Foolproof ways to give dogs pills. Discover how to do it.

Dogs seem to have an uncanny knack of knowing when you are about to try and give them a pill. Whether it is the smell, your body language or doggy intuition, your dog will often be aware of when the wormers are coming out. Getting a dog to take pills can be tricky but, with …

are cocker spaniels high maintenance dogs

Are Cocker spaniels high maintenance? Read the truth here.

As an owner of Cocker spaniels I am more than familiar with this wonderful breed of dog. There are many that comment on the needs of Cocker spaniels, but, reading their views, it is clear that they have had little exposure to the breed. Cocker spaniels are no more demanding than any other dog. They …

Do dogs understand human laughter

Do dogs understand human laughter?

Many people believe that their dogs understand everything about them and will often say that their pooch knows every word that is said to him and how the owner feels. It is fair to say that dogs are very intuitive and can often tell just how their owners and family are feeling. But do dogs …

Why do dogs bark

Why do dogs bark?

Most people are familiar with the sound of barking dogs, at various times of day, in different situations and areas dogs can often be heard barking. But why do dogs bark? The simple reason for a dog barking is to attract attention. A dog’s bark is like an alarm, a ringing bell or a human …