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Top 5 Breeds to Take For a Walk? by Tony Knight Dog Listener

Like me, you will no doubt have seen countless polls on social media of the Top 5 dog breeds for this and that or such-and-such. While this information can be useful when talking about physical traits of some dogs – ie, why Great Danes don’t figure too highly in the “fitting into a handbag” stakes… Read more »

Beagle

Breed snapshot Height:             33-38cm Weight:            8-14kg Lifespan:         12-15 years Breed traits:   Loving, adventurous, sociable Health risk:    Average Did you know? As a scent hound originating in England in the 1300s, the Beagle’s main purpose was to trail rabbits. The name beagle comes from the old French meaning “open throat” referring… Read more »

The (Dog) Social Network – the facts about dog interaction

One of the things we hear most about dogs is that they should be well socialised. For most people, this means getting them to interact with other dogs as often as possible. Have you ever noticed that some dogs simply do not like the look of other dogs? Here’s why… If we look at canines… Read more »

Leader of the Pack by Tony Knight Dog Listener

Why those who call pack theory outdated are themselves outdated As one of the millions of hopeless Facebook addicts, I cannot help but read posts that pop onto my screen about dog behaviour. After over 15 years as a Dog Listener, and having learnt alongside my mother Jan Fennell, I am often confronted online and… Read more »

Newsletter June 2015

Welcome to our second monthly newsletter. Wintertime and it’s school holidays! School holidays are almost upon us and if you’re going away and can’t take your pooch with you, then BorrowMyPooch is an affordable alternative to dog boarding or kennels. New borrowers are signing up every day, so there’s a good chance that they’ll be… Read more »

Newsletter May 2015

It’s been a busy month for the BorrowMyPooch Team. Here’s a rundown of some of the things we’ve been up to … Melbourne Dog Lover’s Show The team was at the Dog Lover’s Show earlier in the month and had a pawesome time talking to everybody who came to visit our stand in Melbourne’s beautiful… Read more »

BARKING MAD? by Tony Knight Dog Listener

Let me start with a quick story… Our senior Danish Dog Listener lives in Copenhagen. Down her street, every single house has been burgled, with one exception. That house is the one with Karina’s four Doberman living there. Now, I don’t know any burglars (I am not a ne’er-do-well) but I imagine that there are… Read more »

Love Thy Neighbour by Tony Knight Dog Listener

Taking your dog out into the big, wide world should be a fun and relaxed experience for both owner and dog. You may have done lots of work with your dog to convince them to trust you in this world that they cannot comprehend, full of Man-made wonders and soooo many others to look out… Read more »

BorrowMyPooch and safety

BorrowMyPooch loves dogs, so we take the safety of dogs, their owners and their borrowers seriously. “How do I know I can trust someone to borrow my dog?” is probably the most frequently asked question we’ve had so far – even before we launched! So with that in mind, we have ensured that there are… Read more »

Dog Walking: ten health benefits for your dog

We’re all aware of how important exercise is for our health; however, it’s just as important to ensure that our dogs get regular exercise too so that they maintain their health and happiness. Dog walking and regular play time can help provide the following ten health benefits for your pooch: 1. Maintain your dog’s health:… Read more »