Dog Walking Blog

The adventures of BDWS

Wilfred, Chilli and Ruffles visit the beach

Wilfred, Chilli and Ruffles visit the beach

Dog walking with Chilli, Wilfred and Ruffles. Wilfred and Chilli live in the Finlaystone country estate and that is a great place to walk dogs, but I've been walking them there including other dogs...

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A windy walk with Mack and Ruffles

A windy walk with Mack and Ruffles

The duo go to the Erskine beach. So Mack and Ruffles get on great, they really enjoy each others company and today I took them to the beach in Erskine so they could run about and rumble together. ...

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Rory joins Roxy and Ronnie to play fetch!

Rory joins Roxy and Ronnie to play fetch!

Langbank dog Rory meets the lurchers! The weather has just been so good this week, what a blast I've had and it's great to be able to out the house without a jacket. The dogs have had a great time...

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Jay returns to BDWS!!

Jay returns to BDWS!!

Renfrew dog Jay is Back!! The fist dog I ever walked was Jay the golden cocker spaniel from Renfrew, but in October I stopped working in the Renfrew area and Jay and the other dogs found new dog...

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Penny, Rory and Skye!

Penny, Rory and Skye!

Dog walking at Erskine beach. Today was the final walk for Penny as she and owners move to a bigger house next week.  Today when we went to the beach we also took along Skye and Rory, two dogs who...

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A sad farewell to Inchinnan dog Penny!

A sad farewell to Inchinnan dog Penny!

Penny leaves for Renfrew! Penny will be a year old next month and I've been walking her since she was around 12 weeks old.  Today was Penny's final walk as she and owners move next week to a bigger...

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Rory, Skye and Mack!

Rory, Skye and Mack!

Dog walking at a sunny beach! Blue skies, spring in the air and longer daylight hours! Bliss!!! This morning I took Langbank dogs Rory and Mack along dog walking with Bishopton German shepherd Skye...

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Ronnie and Roxy are back

Ronnie and Roxy are back

Lurchers return and bring friend Mack! I've been a dog walker for Erskine dogs Ronnie and Roxy since the beginning but they left BDWS while the owner's mother came home to stay for a few months but...

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Langbank dog Mack joins the team!

Langbank dog Mack joins the team!

Mack the west highland terrier! So along with Rory, Penny and Jersey we have new boy Mack!  Mack is a two year old West Highland Terrier!  Now...he is a wee bitty overweight but that wont last long...

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Ruffles meets the gang for a group walk!

Ruffles meets the gang for a group walk!

Puppy ruffles tries a group dog walk. Well Ruffles is now 16 weeks old and is a wonderful little fella!  He's great off lead and has been off lead for a few weeks now.  But being so young he can...

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Dog tired!

Dog tired!

Tired dogs are happy dogs! I do everything I can to give the best service to the wonderful dogs I'm lucky enough to walk.  I don't want to give the dogs just a toilet break, I want to give them a...

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Penny and Skye meet new boy Rex!

Penny and Skye meet new boy Rex!

Inchinnan Staffie Rex joins the team! Yesterday along with Penny and Skye I took out new dog Rex.  Rex is a staffie with maybe another breed mixed in but mostly (if not almost completely staffie). ...

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How to stop dogs from fighting

How to stop dogs from fighting

Common behaviour problems   "My Dogs Are Fighting!"   "My Dogs seem to be Hunting or Fighting with Other Animals!    "My dog wants to dominate me!"   I am often asked questions...

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Ruffles goes puppy walks!

Ruffles goes puppy walks!

Puppy walks with lhasa apso Ruffles! So I took Ruffles the Lhasa Apso pup to the beach this lunchtime to meet some dogs.  He can only get about 20 mins of exercise at a time but that was enough for...

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The Right Dog For You…p2

The Right Dog For You…p2

By Bev Cobley for BDWS What is in a dog? When choosing a puppy or a rescue it is important to understand the genetics that make up the dog, after all s/he is hopefully going to be with you a long...

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Rory, Penny and Skye

Rory, Penny and Skye

Penny and Skye I would say are best friends, they're both under a year old, both went to puppy classes and I've cared for both of them since they were about 11 weeks old.  I've had Skye out with...

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Daisy and Duffy!

Daisy and Duffy!

It's not often I get to walk Langbank dogs Daisy and Duffy, but it's always such a pleasure as they are some of the sweetest and loveliest dogs you could meet.  These dogs are great off lead and...

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Separation Anxiety in dogs

Separation Anxiety in dogs

How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs   If you're dog suffers from separation anxiety then start by getting ready to go out while making all the signals (self cues) very obvious - like...

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Jersey and Skye meet Rory!

Jersey and Skye meet Rory!

What a beautiful day today!  I can't remember the last time I walked the dogs with the sun out and clear blue skies.  So I thought instead of taking just Skye and Jersey that I would bring along...

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The Right Dog For You…p1

The Right Dog For You…p1

Kizkiznobite Canine Behaviourist & Trainer   Deciding what kind of puppy or rescue dog to get is as important as deciding whether to get a dog at all.  So many people make the mistake of...

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Understanding Hunting

Understanding Hunting

Common dog behaviour problems Countless dogs are restricted to a lunge or leash, many are re-homed or worse, because their owners can’t stop them hunting or have allowed it to happen so often the...

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Meet 11 week old Ruffles!

Meet 11 week old Ruffles!

Hey! Last week Skye finished her puppy visits and now gets promoted this week to 'big walks' where she will now travel with the older dogs.  Just by coincidence yesterday I received a call to start...

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Very exciting times at BDWS!

Very exciting times at BDWS!

We are very proud to announce that we will be having a very special guest blogger joining us over the next few weeks.  Beverley Cobley, an extremely qualified and learned dog behaviourist with over...

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Sharing the festive season with Skye

Sharing the festive season with Skye

Hey!  I hope you all had a great Christmas!  A big thanks for all the lovely gifts I received from my clients - it was a lovely and much appreciated gesture!! It's been great to have a wee break and...

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Puppy care for Skye

Puppy care for Skye

Yesterday I took the camera with me to take some pics for my blog.  I was hoping to take some nice pics of Rory, Reilly and Tam playing and wrestling but it was so dark and wet I just left the...

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The adventures of BDWS

The adventures of BDWS

What a chilly wind today, kept the other dog owners away from Boden Boo. Well, since Skye is still a young pup and still socialising I decided that for her first puppy visit of the day that she...

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Dog walking all over Renfrewshire

Dog walking all over Renfrewshire

Well, in my last blog that I made today I featured Skye and Jersey, but since I had the camera I took some pics of some of the other dogs I had. This week I've had Ronnie and Roxy and also Mack, but...

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Skye and Jersey

Skye and Jersey

Thank goodness yesterday's winds are behind us! Today, I thought it would be a good idea when taking Erskine dog, Jersey to the beach today to bring along Bishopton puppy Skye.  Skye gets puppy...

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New website now up and running!

New website now up and running!

My new upgraded website is the most modern, user friendly and best website I've ever made! What makes it better? My new website is a fully responsive design that adapts to your screen size...

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Harris and Clova

Harris and Clova

Harris is a chocolate Labrador and Clova is a West Highland terrier.  Both are lovely dogs.   I've walked them both once before, but that was about a year ago.  They are not local dogs, I think they...

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Bruno goes for a swim

Bruno goes for a swim

This is my third week with Bruno.  He was very happy to see me when I arrived and gave me a very nice welcome! On the first week I took him to the beach where he learnt to love water and learnt to...

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Penny, Max and Skye living it large

Penny, Max and Skye living it large

Ok, so I took Penny and Max to the beach together today.  They are very similar in how they behave when they are off-lead and what they like to do as you will see when you look at the photos and...

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Bruno – A new member!

Bruno – A new member!

Every dog walker should walk at least one dog named Bruno!.  And this is one big dog!  Bruno is a massive black Labrador.  This was my second walk with him.  Unfortunately his owner is disabled so...

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Ruby and Jersey

Ruby and Jersey

This lunchtime I was driving along to the beach with my own dog Ruby and cocker spaniel, Jersey.  My car has that wet dog smell, you know the type but then another dog smell became prominent as dog...

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Skye goes walkies part 2

Skye goes walkies part 2

Puppy care with Skye With puppies I place great importance on doing what I can to give them the best start in life, especially helping them with socialization.  Since I had some extra time today,...

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Penny

Penny

Show cocker Penny is growing up fast.  She's around 7 months old now and is full on confidence.  She's well socialized and loves the company of other dogs.  She is still on her twice daily puppy...

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Cat visiting Molly and Izzie

Cat visiting Molly and Izzie

Pet sitting two ragdoll cats! Today I was doing my cat visit rounds.  While they're owners are away on a fantastic honeymoon together, the cats have been staying at home and I've been visiting them...

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