Doggypedia

Dog care tips, expert training tricks and health advice so you can have a pawsome experience with your dog, owned or borrowed.

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Dog Owner Advice

Dog Owner Advice

This section will be particularly useful if you’re a dog owner but borrowers, dog enthusiasts, dog walkers and really clever dogs can all have a read. Are you looking for dog tips for every season? Safety around dogs, information about a new puppy or alternatives to traditional dog care options? Whatever dog advice you’re after check out the articles below for a helping paw.

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Dog Borrower Advice

Dog Borrower Advice

So, you’re thinking you might borrow a dog for the first time? Or perhaps you want to know more about what it’s like borrowing a dog. You’ve come to the right place - check out the articles below before you borrow a dog for a day (or for a week, or an evening, or an hour….whatever you can arrange with one of our lovely dog owners!). If you’ve already connected with an owner, read on to ruf-fine your dog borrowing skills or check out dog friendly places in the UK and Ireland for your next dog date.

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Veterinary Advice

Veterinary Advice

It is important to take care of your dog’s health in the best pawsible way. If you are in need of some veterinary advice, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re an owner concerned about ticks in case they give your dog an illness, or borrowing a dog on Fireworks Night and are worried about the dogs safety then read on. We’ve gathered lots of expert advice from vets such as, VetsNow and David Cuffe.

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Training Tips

Training Tips

Dog training and puppy training can be overwhelming but with the help of BorrowMyDoggy’s guide on how to train a dog, it might be made a little easier. If you just need some dog training tips - perhaps your dog is eating too fast? Maybe you are just looking for some advice on how to train a puppy to sit and stay, it sounds easy but we know just how stubborn they can be when puppy training! So for all those much needed puppy training tips and tricks, you’re in the pawfect place.

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A Guide to Dog Breeds

A Guide to Dog Breeds

A BorrowMyDoggy dog breed guide to find out everything there is to know about all the dog breeds. Ever wanted to know what size a Great Dane can grow to or how far the little legs of a dachshund should be walking each day? Perhaps you are looking for the most popular dog breeds for first time owners, or popular dog breeds for city living? Well you’ve come to the right place! You can learn everything there is to know about the dog breeds you are considering owning, or borrowing, and whether it is the right breed for you. The dog breeds list is endless...

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Dogs of BorrowMyDoggy

Dogs of BorrowMyDoggy

Our members often share how using BorrowMyDoggy has helped them with us, we want to share that with our community. If you are considering becoming an owner or borrower on Borrow My Doggy, why not take a look at some other members experiences first?

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Homemade Dog Food and Treat Recipes

Homemade Dog Food and Treat Recipes

Here we have a collection of dog treat recipes for your favourite pup. This section is all about dog food - the dos and don’ts and a few ideas to help raise your culinary game. Alongside the homemade dog food options, there are also some non-edible DIY dog treats (just in case your dog friend is on a diet). On which note, a small caveat before you get cracking with some pupsicles or dog rice pudding - puppy food and dog food amounts should be adjusted to reflect any extras you’re cooking up.

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Dog Friendly Holiday Accommodations

Dog Friendly Holiday Accommodations

We have curated some lovely dog friendly accommodation because….why visit somewhere like the Lake District or the Peak District without a dog to walk? Well, who are we kidding, they’re still amazing places, but the dog friendly cottages, dog friendly lodges and other accommodation options are likely to convince you it’s worth taking your dog along on your next holiday. A lot of countryside destinations offer dog friendly camping but if you’re staying in London or Dublin, that might be a bit trickier...And boy do we know the pain of searching the small print of a million ads for dog friendly hotels - so check out our articles below and shoot us a line if your area hasn’t been covered or if you’ve got other suggestions we should know about!

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Dog Friendly Places in the UK and Ireland

Dog Friendly Places in the UK and Ireland

This section of Doggypedia is all about finding you the best dog friendly places in the UK and Ireland. Tapas, cafe or gastropub - doesn’t seem to matter, where there are dog lovers there will be dog friendly restaurants and cafes. For the fanciest doggos we’ve even found a dog friendly art gallery in Leeds - now that’s a doggy day out we weren’t expecting. Looking for a dog park near you? Or can’t find what you’re looking for here? Head over to our location based pages where we’ve organised our favourite dog parks, dog friendly beaches and general good dog stuff city by city.

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Regional Dog Walking

Regional Dog Walking

Find the perfect dog walker or sitter for your dog wherever you are in the country

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Regional Dog Sitting and Boarding

Regional Dog Sitting and Boarding

Find the perfect dog sitters or kennels for your dog wherever you are in the UK or Ireland

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Holiday for your Dog (tips for when you’re travelling)

Holiday for your Dog (tips for when you’re travelling)

Feeling stressed about the dog friendly holiday you’ve got coming up? Or taking a break without your four legged friend this time? We reckon (and we’re sure you agree) that holidays with dogs, or without them, should be a source of fun and adventure and not another item on life’s long list of worries. Read on and hopefully some of your questions around dog travel and alternatives to kennels will be answered. We’ve covered some tips on taking dogs abroad, explained a bit more about how the BorrowMyDoggy community can help and linked to our favourite dog holidays in the UK. But, as always, drop us a line if you have any suggestions - we love hearing from you.

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Great Local Walks for You and Your Dog

Great Local Walks for You and Your Dog

Looking for the best dog walks in your local area or for your next day trip or dog borrow? Did you know there are actually a bunch of places within easy reach of central London for dog friendly walks? And that Oxford has a whole meadow and a country park at its fringes? If you’re close to Manchester, there are a treasure trove of places to walk dogs near you - the 600 acres of Heaton Park makes it Europe’s largest municipal park - and a great place to stretch your legs and clear your head. Most of our guides start in a city but have some further afield suggestions as well. We understand that as a dog borrower you may not know as many dog walks near you, so hope this guide inspires you to get out borrowing dogs, wherever you are.

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