Category: Puppy and Dog Days

Dear Dog Walker

Dear Dog Walker, Thank you for letting me know that your dog was friendly when it bounded over suddenly to my dog, on his lead, and startled him. Thank you for letting me know that ‘he just wants to play’, as clearly my puppy is unable to do so as …

How To Help Your Dog Overcome Car Anxiety

This is a collaborative post For lots of dogs (and their owners!) the car is a cause of anxiety. It’s one of the most common causes of anxiety for dogs, but fortunately for you and your four-legged friend it’s also one of the easiest to overcome. Dogs develop car anxiety …

Herbie At 8 Months Old

Yes, our little Herbie, our miniature dachshund, is now 8 months old. He’s been with us for six months now and that has flown by, so I thought it was about time I shared a puppy update. How’s Herbie doing? Herbie has come such a long way since he arrived …

Herbie and Higgins

Herbie has a new favourite in his life. Herbie has a playmate. Herbie has a ‘cousin’. Yes, Herbie now has Higgins and he absolutely adores her. Higgins is a miniature schnauzer puppy. She is owned by family, she’s my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephews’ dog. She’s just a few weeks younger …

Yes, My Puppy’s In A Bag

I saw a video on Facebook a few days ago of a puppy happily being carried around in a bag. Yes, that’s it. It should have just been a sweet little video that makes people smile and then move on. But it’s never quite that simple on Facebook is it? …

Fun at Dogs Unleashed

Over the weekend we travelled up to Bakewell to Dogs Unleashed. I can’t quite remember how I found out about it, but the shows are billed as “The Ultimutt Doggy Days Out” so I knew that we had to give it a go! It ran over the whole weekend, with …

The Truth About Life With A Puppy

We adore our puppy, Herbie, and we have lots of fun with him. He looks so sweet and we love cuddling up with him. I share lots of moments over on my Instastories and here in the Puppy Diaries each week, but I don’t share the harder parts. They’re not …

The Puppy Diaries at 16 Weeks

Welcome to the last of my weekly puppy diaries series. Herbie joined our family at 8 weeks old and I can’t quite believe that he’s already 16 weeks old. The time has flown by and he is so well settled in now, with lots of the behaviours I’d hoped to …

The Puppy Diaries at 15 Weeks

Herbie is getting big! Relatively speaking, of course, he is still a miniature dachshund not a Great Dane! I am wondering how much bigger he will get, I suppose we will soon see. I like charting his progress here each week, though I think I’ll only run this for one …

The Puppy Diaries at 14 Weeks

Our little Herbie is now 14 weeks old. And I can’t help but notice that he’s not so little any more. I mean, he’s a miniature dachshund puppy so he’s far from huge, but he is so much bigger now than when we first brought him home. He feels heavier …

The Puppy Diaries at 13 Weeks

Our little Herbie is already 13 weeks old. I am really noticing how much he has grown now, though he still has plenty more growing to go. I have also been reflecting on how far he’s come in just those few weeks with us, he really has learned so much …

Instagram Accounts To Follow If You Love Dachshunds!

Our little dachshund is settling in well here, you can keep up with how he’s getting on through my Puppy Days series. I have noticed as I have been sharing here and on my Instagram feed dachshund pictures and news that there is a lot of love out there for …

The Puppy Diaries at 12 Weeks

Herbie’s had a busy week! Now that he’s old enough at 12 weeks, he has been able to have his first walks and attend his first puppy class. It’s all go now! You can check out last week’s update here, or pop to here for all puppy posts. Herbie the …

The Puppy Diaries at 11 Weeks

Herbie’s been here a month tomorrow. One whole month already! The time has flown by and we’ve all settled into life with Herbie. I am enjoying sharing puppy updates weekly as it is a chance for me to capture what we’ve been up to and think over how much Herbie …

The Puppy Diaries at 10 Weeks

It’s our third week with Herbie, and this week the kids have been at home with him too. It’s meant routines are thrown out, but we’ve kept to his feed times and naptimes wherever possible, so things aren’t too strange for him. You can check out last week’s update here, …

The Puppy Diaries at 9 Weeks

It’s our second week with Herbie already, the time is flying by. We are all used to having him around now and the kids know to shuffle along and not run just in case there’s a dog under their feet! Anyway, let me fill you in on how his week …

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