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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Grass seeds

If you have a spaniel, retriever or similar dog and your dog takes walks ANYWHERE where there is long grass, the chances are it may have grass seeds between its toes.

Grass seeds have little barbs at one end which, if not removed, can literally bore into your dog’s tender skin between its toes.

You won’t be aware that there is a problem until it’s too late and the seed has embedded itself into the skin. Because your dog can not remove the grass, it will become infected and often leads to abscesses.

Signs to look out for are:

  • Excessive licking of feet and toes in particular
  • Favouring a foot or limping
Monday, July 25, 2016
Ted enjoying a walk with Wagging Tails dog carer Jenny

Interested in becoming a dog carer or host? Find out all you need to know in order to welcome dogs into your home for a happy holiday legally and ethically.

Let's face it, who wouldn't want to look after dogs? They are a source of love and comfort, a listening ear and are great...

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Chris Packham talks about responsible dog walking during bird breeding season

 Chris Packham recently attended the New Forest Great British Dog Walk in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and spoke passionately about responsible dog walking during the bird nesting season, encouraging dog owners to...

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The Bounty, Bourne End, Bucks

Sunny Montague, owner of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire dog boarding business Wagging Tails gives her view on The Bounty, a dog friendly pub on the Thames at Cockmarsh, Buckinghamshire. 

Situated next to the Thames at...

Monday, May 23, 2016
Wagging Tails' Lisa Suswain with Chris Packham at Hearing Dogs' Great British Dog Walk

Chris Packham sent the New Forest Great British Dog Walk on its way in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Jim Suswain, Director of dog boarding company Wagging Tails, writes about the day.

Having spent all day on Saturday watching the rains pour down it was with a certain...

Monday, May 09, 2016
The Blackwood Arms, Littleworth, Buckinghamshire

Sunny Montague, owner of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire dog boarding business Wagging Tails, runs the rule over The Blackwood Arms, a dog friendly pub in Littleworth Common.

My daughter and I were out and about in...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sunny Montague, owner of Buckinghamshire dog boarding company Wagging Tails, recently attended dog training class delivered by Clare Edwards of VIP Animals. Read our latest Blog to find out how she got on and what she learnt... 

Owners sometimes ask me if I know of a trainer for...

Monday, February 29, 2016
Swindon dog boarding. Hilary Coates with her Beagle, Bandit

With the number of dogs abandoned in the UK on the increase, Wagging Tails' Hilary Coates questions whether more people should ask themselves 'am I the right person to own a dog?' before making the decision to get a dog. 

After seeing the very sad post on our main Facebook page...

Friday, February 12, 2016
Gloucestershire dog boarding franchisee Alexis and Beagle Brea

One month on…..

It’s been just over a month since Alexis Bennett launched her Wagging Tails franchise. In that time she has already built strong relationships with two local councils, interviewed carers and inspected their properties (all with the help of her Beagle puppy Brea) and...

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Salisbury pet photography. Mandy Milford talking dog portraits

We had the pleasure of spending a chilly but dry February morning with Salisbury pet photographer Mandy Milford. Well regarded locally not only for her fabulous shots of babies but also her work with horses and dogs! Our remit, some updated promo shots as not only has my hair changed colour but...

Monday, February 01, 2016
Wagging Tails Franchisors walking their dogs

We all start the New Year with good intentions and resolutions, perhaps keeping fit, taking up a new hobby or getting that work life balance right. A month in have you achieved your goals or do you need to make more changes to facilitate your long term dreams?

2015 was a record year for...


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