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Pop the Pawsecco!

June 29, 2020

Its been pawty time at FMDW HQ this month… The start of June we had our biz birthday – 9 years! We celebrated 9 years of walkies, puppy cuddles and muddy fun with fizz (for me) and cake and goodie bags for the dogs. Our custom made cake in our team colours from The Pupcakes…

Doodle Soup for the Soul

May 29, 2020

Getting back to business nearly three weeks ago felt, if I’m honest, a bit scary.  Adjusting to our new, smaller team was hard (you know when you know something is going to happen and you think you’re prepared for it but then, when it does, it is still a shock) and while I felt so…

Fame at Last!

May 4, 2020

Last month I was very flattered to be asked to take part in a Q&A for The Petpreneur Network. The Petpreneur Network is an online community, resource centre and support network for those already in or looking to set up their own business within The Pet Industry. Founder Rachel built her own very successful dog…

Team Captain turns Lockdown Pro

April 23, 2020

“enrichment” – the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something Fewer dog walks combined with Mr FMDW and I being around all the time has meant our Team Captain (my own dog Belle), like many dogs during lockdown, has been getting less physical exercise and LESS SLEEP both of which are…

Garden Games at FMDW HQ

April 20, 2020

While our usual dog walks are presently limited, I’ve been finding new ways to keep both myself and my own dog Belle occupied while we spend the majority of each day at our home in Knaresborough. Thankfully there are loads of great online dog training resources available (many of them currently at discounted rates and…

FMDW – currently on paws

April 3, 2020

On Monday 23rd March I hung up my leads and (temporarily) closed FMDW in order to do our bit to STAY HOME – PROTECT THE NHS – SAVE LIVES. While I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stay at home (and have Mr FMDW and my own dog Belle for company) I have been…

SLAM DUNK

February 22, 2020

Team FMDW draft promising young pup! Its been a big week at FMDW seeing Little Miss D (Daisy) the GWP join the main roster. Daisy showed real promise early on mastering the fundamentals during her puppy visits – quickly learning to settle on her mat, use her brain and nose to figure out enrichment games…

Super Dogs – Winners Announced!

December 7, 2019

The big moment is finally here – its time to announce the winners of the FMDW 2019 Team Awards. The Awards honour the special achievements, skills and contribution from individual team members and were judged by a panel of dog walking experts and enthusiasts – Mr FMDW, the Team Captain and Team Coach. So who…

Back to school

October 18, 2019

I was back in the classroom last month for a one day seminar delivered by Sian Ryan (of BBC’s “Me & My Dog” fame). Self Control in Dogs examined the terms – Self Control, Impulsivity & Frustration… looking at what they mean in relation to our dogs and how they can have an impact on…

New Signings at FMDW

August 9, 2019

The summer transfer window has been a busy one at FMDW. While we’re sorry to have lost some key players we’re delighted that several real class acts have decided to join the premier league and Team FMDW… Blaser the GSP made his team debut just a couple of weeks ago after relocating to Knaresborough. His…