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Are Ruffwear any good?

Are Ruffwear any good?

Ruffwear Reviews Hey, thought I'd review some Ruffwear gear as I've bought lots of it in the past - some great, some not so good. Ruffwear is a well known premium maker of performance dog gear...

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Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

  Merry Christmas!  I love this time of year and yesterday I just returned from a week away from sunny Fuerteventura.  I have a wee tan but got a cold while there and so glad to be home with my...

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A beautiful Autumn with the dogs

A beautiful Autumn with the dogs

Here are some photos I have taken from this weeks walks.  We visited Erskine beach, Parklea and Knockmountain in Langbank.  Lots of fun and play and we welcomed Ollie and Keighla who joined us for a...

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Welcoming Autumn in with the dogs

Welcoming Autumn in with the dogs

Well the summer seems to end early these years but we still had some decent weather this August.  Just a simple post of pics of the dogs I've walked this week.  Pics were take at the beach in...

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Video of the week

Video of the week

Roundup of the week  Oh, I know it's a bit rough and ready and I know the music isn't that great, but here is a roundup of the week... in video! I used a small camera to record this video and took...

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Better with a dog

Better with a dog

One day while out walking the dogs, the phone rings.  It's a man named Guy Proctor and he's the editor of Country Walking Magazine.  He explains that he is working on a 24 page feature article about...

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One scorching day of summer

One scorching day of summer

??️⛱️?️ Just a wee blog with photos taken today in the lovely, scorching weather.  So hot, even early this morning as most lay in bed or were just getting up, it was boiling.  I've had some dogs...

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Some pics from July

Some pics from July

Just a quick post from this week's dog walking.  The weather's been pretty good, nice and sunny.  We've been to several places to walk, including the beach in Erskne, the beach at Parklea and...

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Summer Saturday

Summer Saturday

It's Saturday morning, it's early, the weather is totally gorgeous and hot and the dogs are up for some play at the beach in Erskine.  Dixie the black Labrador (Beau's bestie) is joining us for the...

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Boiling

Boiling

It's been so hot this week.  If it wasn't for the fact I can walk the dogs at the river on every walk I'd be really concerned.  It's so hot I have to keep the engine running and the aircon on just...

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Some pics form a spring week

Some pics form a spring week

As what seems to be the norm nowadays the summer in Scotland comes early and already in April it looks to have started.  I took the camera with me this week and the weather was just gorgeous for...

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The Great British Bark Off

The Great British Bark Off

This is an article by The Sun newspaper on which I was a consultant for.  Lots of fun!Taste test: Do dogs prefer human food? IS your pooch tucking in to a decent dinner or is it getting paw value? A...

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The Crazy gang

The Crazy gang

It's Saturday, the weather is lovely and I had some amazing dogs to walk this morning.  When you have such a friendly and playful wee group as this lot you need to bring the camera cause it's always...

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Lexi joins BDWS

Lexi joins BDWS

Lexi joined BDWS this week.  I've known her since she was a pup as she's around the same age as my own spaniel Flo.  I've never had the room to walk her but I do now so this week she joined the gang...

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A Saturday with Duffy, Daisy and Okami

A Saturday with Duffy, Daisy and Okami

A Saturday morning walk with Okami the Northern Inuit dog, along with spaniels Daisy and Duffy.  Of course, my own two dogs joined the walk this morning and we all had a great time in Knockmountain...

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Jess joins the team for one week!

Jess joins the team for one week!

Jess the beagle joined BDWS for the week.  She is owned by Fraser the head ranger of Finlaystone.  Jess is a lovely young dog and integrated in so well with the gang.  She is great off lead for a...

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Sharing my birthday with the dogs

Sharing my birthday with the dogs

Hey, I just turned 38 today.. eh I mean 21.  Yip, finally hit the big two-one.  Feeling so old but I did get to spend my birthday and my birthday week with some awesome dogs, enjoying some nice...

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A lovely frosty day at the beach

A lovely frosty day at the beach

Managed to get most of the dogs from today before it start raining in the afternoon.  But it was a lovely morning and with the sun out I managed to get some nice photos.  The dogs love snow and...

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A puppy party

A puppy party

I've been walking pups Wade, the German Shepherd, and Ella the cockapoo for a while but today Bertie came along for a wee puppy party at the beach in Erskine, Renfrewshire to join in the fun.  This...

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Lanzarote

Lanzarote

I've only ever been abroad once and that was in the 90's when I was a teenager.  I went to Cyprus with two friends and it was great.  Since then I've spent my life as a carer or trying to build this...

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Lola joins BDWS

Lola joins BDWS

Lola just joined BDWS last week and she is a lovely 7 month old Boxer dog from Bishopton.  She hasn't met that many dogs in her young life so she is in heaven being walked in the group and has just...

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Wade joins BDWS

Wade joins BDWS

Wade is just 14 weeks old and a German Shepherd/Husky cross although you can't really see the husky.  Wade is confident and very responsive to commands - he is eager to please and comes when you...

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The Scout Trail

The Scout Trail

FINLAYSTONE COUNTRY WALK Today we walked at Finlaystone and took the Scout Trail.  It's been ages since I've walked the dogs there cause it's been so busy this summer with kids, but with Autumn here...

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Pics of the day

Pics of the day

Just thought I'd bring the camera today and I think I managed to take a photo of every dog I walked!  When the sun comes out it always makes it easier to take nice photos.   Anyway, Celyn the Welsh...

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Parklea

Parklea

FUN IN THE SUN Some familiar but not regular dogs join in the fun at Parklea in Port Glasgow today as Dougie, Marty and Murphy join the afternoon walk.  They have their own dog walker but as Gill is...

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Isle of Bute

Isle of Bute

A DOGGY DAY ADVENTURE I love days away with the dogs but my last van wasn't reliable enough to go anywhere far but now I have a new van I was desperate to go somewhere nice.  Our last doggy day out...

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I’ve got a new van! ?

I’ve got a new van! ?

My dog walking cars haven't been kind to me.  First one only lasted a few months before the bills got too large, the second was a lemon that I now know the owner knew. My last berlingo just kept...

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Flo

Flo

Hello again! Ok, I know it's been a while since I've blogged but I'm very busy these days and it's hard carrying a big heavy camera bag as well as my big heavy dog walking bag. So, have you met Flo...

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I’ve got a new pup! ?

I’ve got a new pup! ?

This is Flo my new dog.  She is just 8 weeks old but totally gorgeous and I'm so in love with her.  I've been waiting weeks to bring her home and today I did and I'm so happy to have her.  Flo is a...

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Dexter visits the Knapps

Dexter visits the Knapps

Dexter joins BDWS Dexter is a springer spaniel and just 2 ½ years old and last week he joined BDWS.  In fact, last week when I spoke to his owner I was asked to walk him just 3 hours before taking...

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Roxy and Alfie

Roxy and Alfie

This Saturday I had Roxy and Alfie for a morning walk.  Both were born on the 4th of May 2014 and only recently allowed outside for walks.  They are both such fun and today they met each other for...

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Alfie takes his first group walk

Alfie takes his first group walk

Alfie joins BDWS Alfie is a working Cocker Spaniel and 3 months old.  He's totally adorable and full of beans.  He loves meeting dogs and today and that's what he did as he joined up on his first...

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Bishopton day 2014

Bishopton day 2014

The 42nd Bishopton Gala day Not the norm, but a lovely day for Bishopton day.  Lots of events including a Tai Chi display, The Glasgow Vikings, The Kilbarchan pipe band, wrestling, chainsaw carver...

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BDWS visit Millport, Great Cumbrae

BDWS visit Millport, Great Cumbrae

A nice and inexpensive day out with the dogs! Today we spent the day on the Isle of Cumbrae (Gaelic for Shelter), home to Millport - Cumbrae's only town!  It's not far to get to Cumbrae from...

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Levi gets the Finlaystone tour

Levi gets the Finlaystone tour

I'm been walking Levi the Staffy for over a month and today was the first time she joined the team for a walk in Finlaystone.  Levi is a high energy and a very playful 4 year old and she...

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Win £100 to spend at SwellPets.co.uk

Win £100 to spend at SwellPets.co.uk

Spoil your pet with this month's giveaway! Win £100 to spend online at SwellPets.co.uk   It's been a while since the last competition but this month I've got a brilliant giveaway!  1 lucky...

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Springer Sunday

Springer Sunday

Harvey and Fudge take their first walk and join Bruno and Baxter Took my new camera with me today for this walk when I walked two Springer Spaniels from Erskine,  Harvey and Fudge for the first time...

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Holly and Seonaidh join BDWS

Holly and Seonaidh join BDWS

Finlaystone dogs, Holly and Seonaidh have just joined BDWS.  They live next door to fellow Finlaystone dogs, Wilfred and Chilli.  Holly and Seonaidh are lovely and totally adorable.  I love them...

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A group walk with Okami

A group walk with Okami

Bargarran's Okami joins in the fun and games Okami is a great dog and staying with me for a long weekend.  Today she joined in the first group walk of the day.  Apart from my own dog Ruby she has...

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Jet and the team visit Finlaystone

Jet and the team visit Finlaystone

Jet's first visit to Finlaystone Country Estate It was a beautiful day today and I was lucky enough to be walking some brill dogs in a brill location for my 2pm walk.  Finlaystone is great for...

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Holly, Skye, Jack, Nevis, Beau and Elsa

Holly, Skye, Jack, Nevis, Beau and Elsa

I haven't blogged Holly yet.   Holly is a tan Staffordshire/whippet cross and I've been walking her for a few months in the mornings.  Recently Holly moved up from solo walks to...

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Lola the Dalmatian

Lola the Dalmatian

Lola from Bargarran joins BDWS Today we began walking Lola, an 8 month old Dalmatian from Bargarran.  She joined fellow pup Elsa from Bishopton who is also around the same age and size so they...

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Jasper joins BDWS

Jasper joins BDWS

Dog walking Bargarran's Jasper Jasper is about 1 ½ years old and a very friendly black lab.  Like the other dogs in this walk he loves to swim, fetch sticks and rumble.  Jasper was...

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Daisy & Duffy join the gang!

Daisy & Duffy join the gang!

And we wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014! My first day back in the new year and Daisy and Duffy join up for a rare walk.  This isn't the first time I've walked Daisy and Duffy but it is the...

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Walking Dumgoyne, Campsie Fells

Walking Dumgoyne, Campsie Fells

Rambling Dumgoyne with my dog I'm off for Christmas and really enjoying some time off.  But from going to 4-5 walks a day to suddenly none takes a bit off getting used to and for the last few days...

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