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He just wants to ‘Say Hello’

February 20, 2021

He just wants to ‘Say Hello’. Its right up there with ‘Its ok he’s friendly’ for me. I mean, what about what the other dog wants? Its really REALLY important we teach our puppies that not every dog is for making friends with. The thing is not all dogs are friendly. Not all dogs want…

How To Find a Great Dog Walker

January 25, 2021

Where to look, what to ask, what to expect – my advice on finding a great dog walker. After all it takes one to know one! About a year ago I wrote a guest blog for my friend and local dog trainer. The brief was to write something that would stop and make dog owners…

Winter Care Tips

January 14, 2021

The snow has arrived (again), so here are a few things to be aware of to help keep your dogs safe during the winter months. I’ll start with probably the most important thing you need to know to keep your dogs safe when its cold! ANTIFREEZE (ethylene glycol) is Highly Toxic. If ingested by your…

Canine 1st Aid

November 27, 2020

Canine 1st Aid training is a must for dog walkers. Classroom based learning has been a no go this year. Canine 1st Aid training is a must for dog walkers, so in order to stay up to date I turned to online study. Ok, so you don’t actually require any qualifications to be a dog…

Agility Dog Training

November 18, 2020

Mondays are definitely our Funday since Belle and I started weekly agility lessons at K9Fun! While I don’t think you’ll be seeing us at CRUFTS any time soon (and by that I mean EVER), we love it! Here’s a bit about our new hobby.. Location K9Fun Dog Training is based in Hopperton near Knaresborough. The…

Top 5 Tips for Dog Walking in lockdown

November 7, 2020

Lockdown 2.0 is here thanks to COVID19. If ever there were a time for getting out exploring and finding some new dog walks its now. Here are our top tips for dog walking in the countryside and finding new routes.. Take extra poo bags with you – you can use them to avoid touching gates…

Natural Dog Treats

October 24, 2020

Spooky Season is upon us. Trick or treaters door knocking, folk in fancy dress and fireworks going off – it can be a stressful time for our dogs.  What better way to help keep my dog walking team occupied this spooky season than Gruesome Goody bags stuffed with all natural ‘delights.’ All made with my…

New Recruit

September 1, 2020

Today we welcomed a new member to Team FMDW.  Handsome Rolo joined us for a couple of trial dog walks last month and passed with flying colours.  After a little holiday, he has taken up his position on our team, joining the main roster for daily walkies. Rolo is an unusual cross breed – a…

Fearful & Reactive Dogs

August 10, 2020

While some dogs love to socialise, group walks are not for every dog. Fearful and reactive dogs need one to one attention and care. My girl Belle is a fearful and reactive dog. We plan our walks to set her up to succeed by choosing quieter walks where we can give her SPACE. Space is…

Five Fun Years

July 15, 2020

Happy Gotcha Day to our very own Team Captain Belvedere! We’re celebrating five years since we re homed our weimaraner Belle! Belle joined our family when she was just ten months old. Basically an over grown, excitable puppy! Belle is very, VERY food motivated and a quick learner so reward based, positive reinforcement training works really…