Join as a member (£25, or £12.50 for over 60s) and get 3rd party insurance for your dog – up to £1,000,000 per claim if your dog causes damage or injury to another person, their property or pets. (An excess applies.)
Are you unable to walk your dog or do you just want to give it stimulation during your absence?
The-Dog-Walker service operates in South and East Belfast, and North Down.
http://www.the-dog-walker.co.uk Call Liz on 077 9462 4340.
Also in South and East Belfast, FurryPals offers a dog walking, dog minding and pet taxi service. http://www.furrypals.co.uk Call Janice on 077 6318 0896
Happy Tailz offer dog walking and pet sitting services in North Belfast & Newtownabbey.
Call Lisa or Pauline on 074 4540 7587 or 077 7578 6417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sirius Dog Training
Named after the Dog Star, Sirius, this is Dr Ian Dunbar's excellent website. Visit it for training and behaviour advice for new puppies and for older dogs. Useful articles are available from the drop-down menus at the top of the screen. You may have to register to get full access, but it's a trustworthy site and well worth visiting. Highly recommended.
How to buy a pup?
For a start, don't support puppy farms. (And don't get conned into thinking that you are rescuing puppy-farmed dogs. That too supports the puppy farms.)
Always see the pup with its mother and other pups in their home environment. Ask about the health and longevity of the adult dogs. Look at the temperament of the adults. You want a good companion dog - a cross or mongrel might have the better temperament, but is unlikely to be able to breed in this world of show-focused dog-breeding.
Moneysaving and Dogs (October 2019)
The Martin Lewis website, MoneySavingExpert.com , has produced a page that you might find useful: Moneysaving for dog owners