Dog Agility and Games

Canine sport – getting dogs and their owners moving! Exercise is vital for your dog and an indispensable tool in making life as a dog owner simple. There is a great range of sporting options for those who want to get in a little extra movement on top of their daily walks. But what exactly is canine sport? And which are the right sports for you and your dog? Here you can find out more about why you would be mad to miss out on canine sport! Read more

Agility for Small Dogs

Only for big dogs? No way! Small dogs too can have plenty of fun with agility. Find out here whether your little dog is suited to this dynamic dog sport and which five factors you as a dog owner have to take into account.

Beginners’ guide to dog agility

It's easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to exercising our dogs. Going on the same walks around the same park day after day can get tedious. What if there was a way to exercise your dog, improve your bond, and have tons of fun too? Well, there is, and it's called dog agility! Agility is not just for the professionals you see at Crufts. As long as your dog is active, healthy and well socialised, they can get stuck in and have some fun. Teamwork is the key to success in agility. As you learn and practice with your dog, communication between you will improve, and you'll naturally build a stronger bond.

Canicross – Fun with running

Many dog lovers enjoy doing exercise together with their dog – off the beaten track too. For fit human-animal duos or those aspiring to this status, canicross is an ideal sport that allows them to enjoy nature together. It involves the dog pulling its human companion along the terrain with the help of a flexible lead. This doesn't just keep up fitness levels, but also strengthens basic obedience and the connection between human and animal, provided that it is practised responsibly.

Dog Dancing

Sit, stay and paw – most dogs can master these commands with minimal problems! But dancing?! Alongside agility and obedience, dog dancing is another popular pastime in the canine community.

Dog Yoga

Many people are currently spending more time than usual at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not just gym closures have led many people to look for opportunities to keep fit in the four walls of their home. All the better if their dog benefits too. So how about dog yoga? We'll offer tips for interested yoga fans and those who want to become one.

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in the UK

Do you dream of going on a beach holiday but without having to worry about your dog? Travelling abroad is often difficult if you don’t want to leave your pooch at a dog hotel or with a dog sitter.  Do not worry, the UK has a gorgeous and versatile selection of dog-friendly beaches where you can relax and enjoy the scenery with your dog. After all, a beach is the perfect playground for dogs. Where else do they have the opportunity to roll around in soft sand, play in refreshing turquoise waters and have enough space to play fetch? And all that within beautiful and calming nature. We have selected a list of the top 10 dog-friendly beaches on the UK coastline to make sure both owner and dog will have the best time.

What to Bear in Mind When Going Cycling With Dogs

What's better than going on a nice bike ride in the great outdoors on a warm summer day? It's even more fun with your four-legged friend! How do we get a dog used to running alongside as we cycle and what do we have to bear in mind when we going cycling with our dog?

Sport for dogs – what exactly is it?

Dog sport refers to almost any activity that you and your dog can get involved in together, which gets you moving. Fun, movement and exercise are the main objectives!

Which is the right canine sport for you?

There is a wide range of sport options you can choose from. Your choice should be based around aiming to keep your dog busy in both physical and mental terms, which will vary based on your dog’s breed and individual character. As well as getting your dog involved in physical exercise, you also need to think about activities that can increase ability to learn and concentrate.

If your dog does everything right, another really important thing to remember is to offer plenty of praise and rewards!

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