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Training a Dog in an Apartment or Flat

Training a Puppy in an Apartment

Last updated: August 25th, 2020

If you’re considering getting a dog and, like many people these days, you live in an apartment, you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to train a puppy. For people with birds, fish and guinea pigs, living in an apartment is absolutely perfect, but for those with a dog, it does pose a problem or two. But, the good news is, don’t rule it out yet, because it’s absolutely possible to have a dog comfortably living in an apartment, you just have to train them right. Continue reading

Lockdown from a dog's POV

Lockdown 2020 – From a Dog’s Point of View

Dear reader of my diary,

Lockdown from a dog's POVDay 1,068 and finally the humans have caved into my demands and listened to my prayers. The humans, my world, have finally stayed at home and stopped going out for unnecessary trips without me. You’re probably wondering who I am and what I’m all about and why I’m on PetMoneySaver.co.uk, the pet price comparison site so get yourself comfy while I find somebody with opposable thumbs to write about me and my experience. Continue reading

Dog Autumn Bucket List

A Dog’s Autumn Bucket List

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

After the summer sun has fizzled away, the leaves start to fall off the trees and the autumnal wind settles in, most dog owners and their dog’s find that this time of year is the perfect time for adventures, long walks and more quality time to enjoy together. Let’s face it, the long summer days might be perfect for a beach day or two, but when it all comes down to it, most dogs hate being too hot. Whereas Autumn, autumn weather is a dream.

When it comes to Autumn, lots of us have tons of ideas of what we want to do, but what about extending some of that fun to the dogs in our lives? A Dog’s Autumn Bucket List could be the answer to ticking off all the fun activities that you can do together before the winter nights draw in and we find ourselves cuddling our dogs on the sofa watching Netflix with a cup of hot chocolate every night. Continue reading

Can Pets Cure Depression

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

Disclaimer: If you are in a dark place, we urge you to seek medical assistance, and urgently. This is not a sign of weakness, nor a sign of defeat. It’s a sign of strength and new beginnings. Reach out, you are not alone.

Depression and mental illness is a widespread issue across the UK, affecting 1 in 4 people, each year. It’s time we broke down the stigma, talked about it and addressed how much our pets do for us, not only in day to day life but maintaining our mental health.

The world can be a dark and lonely place once you find yourself in the spiral of depression. Every little thing that was once joyful, is sucked and the point and direction is lost. Every day felt pointless. Lost in the direction of my own cascading mind. Thoughts would pile up and up. I left work, I couldn’t face it anymore. A job I loved. Every day was a battle and I was the one losing. Continue reading

Dog Beaches for First Timers

Dog Beaches for First Timers

A practical guide to taking your dog to the beach

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

As the summer sun starts to appear, most of us will start  thinking about packing a deckchair and having a relaxing trip to the beach. If you’re a dog owner, like me, you’re more than likely considering packing your towel and taking your dog for a fun trip out to the beach too.

If you’re lucky enough to live near the sea, or have the capacity to travel to one with your dog, you’ll find great pleasure in taking your four-legged friend to the beach. It can be such an enriching and fun experience, but the wonderful days at the beach very rarely come without an incident or two. Continue reading