Trigger Stacking in Dogs

Trigger Stacking in Dogs

If you have a stressed or reactive dog, you may have heard trainers talk about ‘trigger stacking’. This is a term used in canine psychology to identify what will push them ‘over the threshold’. If you learn how to manage your dog’s triggers this can also have a positive effect on his behaviour and well … Read more

Seresto Flea Collar for Dogs

Seresto Flea Collar for Dogs

All dogs need flea protection and a Seresto flea collar for dogs protects them against fleas for 8 months. It’s comfortable and easy to use. Why you need a Flea Collar Fleas are parasites that can hang on to your dogs fur and suck from their blood supply. This is uncomfortable and itchy for your … Read more

Patterdale Terrier Allergies

Trigger Stacking in Dogs

Allergies are a common problem with patterdale terriers, and one that owners must keep in mind. Many allergies will cause symptoms in many different areas of the dog’s body. Most allergies will result in itchy skin, though some may just make the skin itchier than usual. It is important to keep track of what makes … Read more

How to Teach a dog to Sit

How to Teach a dog to Sit

How to teach a dog to sit is an essential part of training and a good thing for him to learn.   Some dogs do not know they are supposed to sit and instead remain in the standing position. It can be cute when your puppy does this but also you may want your adult … Read more

Why do dogs have wet noses?

Why do dogs have wet noses

I often get asked ‘Why do dogs have wet noses? The nose of a dog is wet because dogs use their noses to receive information about the world around them. In short, a wet dog nose is a healthy dog nose and is what you want to see. Why do dogs have wet noses? The … Read more

Warm Dog Coats

Warm Dog Coats

In the UK, we can experience extreme weather conditions – from summer heatwaves to winter frost. The weather here is very variable. I will admit that I absolutely hate the cold and always wear a warm jacket in the winter. But what about the dog?!?! We actually have a couple of warm dog coats that … Read more

Frontline for Dogs

Frontline for Dogs

If you are a dog owner you will know how distressing and uncomfortable (if not painful) fleas and ticks can be for dogs. When left untreated they can lead to further complications including skin infections and loss of fur. And so keeping on top of flea and tick treatments is very important, particularly in the … Read more

Are Patterale Terriers Hypoallergenic?

Are Patterale Terriers Hypoallergenic

I often get asked ‘Are Patterdale Terriers hypoallergenic?’ The short answer is no – they are not. So avoid Patterdales if you particularly want or need a hypoallergenic dog. What is a Hypoallergenic Dog? A hypoallergenic dog is basically a dog that’s fur is not going to trigger allergies. Dogs such as Poodles, Bedlington Terriers … Read more

Metacam for Dogs

Metacam for Dogs

Metacam (meloxicam) is a safe and effective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the management of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in adult dogs. It can also be used to treat acute pain and inflammatory conditions including musculoskeletal disorders, intervertebral disc disease, cranial cruciate ligament disease, hip dysplasia, and dermatologic conditions. What is Metacam for … Read more

Nina Ottosson Dog Brick

Nina Ottosson Dog Brick

The Nina Ottosson dog brick is an excellent dog puzzle to help your dog to use his brain, paws and nose! The Dog Brick is a puzzle that you can hide your dogs treats in and encourage him to ‘find it!’ Our Patterdale terrier Blake loves these activities. Introducing the Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzles Nina … Read more