Starting a dog walking franchise


Life at one end of a lead! As professional dog walkers we often get messages and calls from people who are looking to work for us as a dog walker or start their own business with animals by walking dogs and caring for people’s pets. It’s not all running through friends with loyal dogs playing – although, that is the best bit!

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The rising problem of dog obesity


As man’s best friend, dogs should be loved, praised and treated to a good life. But at what point does pampering turn to serious harm? According to the Pet Foods Manufacturers Association, nearly half of all dogs seen by vets are overweight. Far from being cute and cuddly, obesity in pets causes much the same problems as it does in humans, shortening their life span by around two years and causing a myriad of physical and medical problems.

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KEEPING DOGS COOL IN A HEATWAVE


In the UK it is so rare to see glorious sunshine, when the summer arrives we all want to be outside basking in the heat wave. It always seems like a great idea to take the dog for a walk so you can enjoy the nice weather before it disappears. It’s great for us with our furless bodies and access to stop and drink or take shade whenever we want. For our four legged companions a walk in the sunshine is not always so much fun.

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Dangerous foods for dogs


Let’s be honest, the vast majority of dogs are greedy, there’s no other word for it! They will attempt to eat anything in sight regardless of whether it’s part of their natural diet or indeed good for them.

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OUR 100TH CUSTOMER


Coventry based Wet Nose Waggy Tail today announced it had passed an important milestone by signing its 100th canine customer. The announcement was made after welcoming a 10 week old working cocker spaniel as a new recruit.

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hogs rest hedgehog rescue


For anyone who follows our Twitter or Facebook feeds you'll know we seem to have a habit of rescuing wildlife. We've seen all sorts from injured pigeons and frogs to swifts and hedgehogs. I should say, we don't attempt to care for the animals ourselves, only on some occasions overnight before taking them to a specialist rescue centre where they can get the right medical care.

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best of breed


Show dog owners making their way to Crufts are leaving nothing to chance in getting their pampered pooches to the world’s biggest dog show. Many have opted to use Coventry based dog services Wet Nose Waggy Tail to walk their pedigree chums to ensure they are buffed and ready.

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Many Tears Animal Rescue


They rescue and rehome over 2,000 dogs a year, they run the largest dog fostering network in the UK to ensure the dogs have the best chance of rehabilitation. They do not receive any funding and cannot afford the PR and marketing of the bigger organisations like the RSPCA and Dogs Trust.

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tennis balls for dog rescue


As many of you know we are huge supporters of the fantastic Many Tears Animal Rescue, they put out a request for tennis balls for the dogs in their care so we thought we'd get on the case and help out.

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How to keep cool ... Shih Tzu style


As any dog owner will tell you, one of the best things about sharing your life with a daft hound is the daily laughter they bring into your life. There is rarely a day goes by without them doing something they probably shouldn't!

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the rescue of 'swifty'


For those of you that follow our Twitter feed you'll have seen we rescued a young swift literally from the jaws of a cat this evening when we were out on an evening stroll with our dogs. We could see the poor bird head first in the cat's mouth with its wings still flapping.

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bertie's woodland walk


Today we had the pleasure of walking our favourite Lurcher little Bertie, he's not that little but he is a sweetheart. He is 7 years old, a rescue dog from Dogs Trust and is unsure of other dogs so we walk him on his own.

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Bluebell Woodland - Dog Walking in May


This morning our dog walking adventure saw us heading out to Millison's Wood on the outskirts of Meriden, now we knew about Millison's Wood the housing estate, common sense should have told us there was an actual wood but we discovered it by accident while walking across some fields Friday night with our own mad Shih Tzu and a gorgeous Westie called Bob.

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Charity Auction - Off the Leash - Many Tears Animal Rescue


Thank you to everyone who placed a bid in our online auction to raise much needed funds for Many Tears Animal Rescue. A huge thank you to Rupert Fawcett for donating a signed cartoon print from his fantastic 'Off the Leash' series, in total we raised £215 for Many Tears.

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SOME OF OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS

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Chester and Dexter

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Beautiful Bella

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Captain and friends

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Big smiles in the sunshine