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Getting The Most Out of Your Doggy Daycare Experience

At Paddington Pups we want to ensure that your dog and you have the best experience possible with us. We often get asked questions by customers, who may be experiencing some concerns, or are feeling unsure about anything we are always happy to discuss your dog’s care with you.

We thought we would answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this article, as you may just be wondering about them too.

“My dog has an injury; I wonder if they can look after him/her today?”

Depending on the severity of the injury or illness, We sure can! We are able to pop your pooch in a section with a smaller number of quieter dogs to ensure they still get some gentle doggy socialisation. This also goes for dogs that’ve been de-sexed and need to wear the trusty “cone of shame”! Please just give us a call to make ... Click here to read more....

Grooming Corner ~ Information on the questions you may not want to ask ~ Anal Glands.

Dogs such amazing, loving and smelly creatures. Smelly doesn’t even begin to describe what anal glands are. They are little sacks just inside the anus that produce a liquid that is expelled when the dog does its business. Dogs are supposed to be able to expel the anal glands, but sometimes humans have to help.


I’m sure you’ve all seen a dog scoot across the floor, that is a major sign that your dog needs its anal glands looked at. At Paddington Pups we can express them externally, while your local vet will do them internally. The difference being the vet will just get more out of the anal glands.


Unfortunately, sometimes there are no symptoms and your dog will get let the anal glands go, and the contents of them will drain out, maybe on your sofa or in your car. So next time you get your ... Click here to read more....

Happy, Healthy Dogs ~ Raw Food Diets for dogs

Happy, Healthy Dogs ~ Raw Food Diets for dogs

Raw food diets have always been a standard for working dogs, but lately, the trend has become popular for companion dogs too. The idea is that a dog should be fed a diet more aligned to their evolutionary ancestors. Raw food diets generally consist of uncooked muscle meat, organ meat, vegetables, fruits, and bones (either whole or ground)

The raw food diet has proven to be a controversial topic among vets and dog owners alike. There are benefits for raw food, but risks can be involved too, so its important to understand what research has shown to be the various pros and cons.

Supporters of raw dog food generally claim the following:


– Cleaner teeth

– Healthier skin

– Increased energy

– Shinier coats

Exponents of raw food diets sight risks mainly associated with home made raw meals. These threats ... Click here to read more....

Sports for Dogs

Sports for dogs

If you’ve got a pup with a keen mind to learn or just a lot of energy, you should take a look into some sports your pooch can participate in! You may know of some already such as flyball, herding and even dancing, but the list of other fun activities is almost endless!

Although any sport you choose can be beneficial for any pup, it is good to be aware if your pup gets more out of physical endurance or mental stimulation.

If you were looking for something to stimulate your dogs’ mental abilities, nose work would be top of the list. It’s based on finding hidden scents in different environments, indoors and outdoors, and is great for those short on space. Nose work is great for dogs of all personalities, shapes and sizes, and it doesn’t require extensive obedience.

Tracking trials is another sport that uses ... Click here to read more....

Record Breaking Canines

Record breaking Canines.

All the dogs we see at Paddington Pups are extraordinary and very special and it got us thinking of dogs who have made the record books for being extra extraordinary. Thanks to Guinness World Records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) we found a few which you may find interesting too;

  • The Largest dog walk in the world involved 22, 742 dogs in the UK in 2011 – do you think we can top it?
  • Super Sit in 2005 was the World’s largest simultaneous dog Stay and involved 627 dogs.
  • Cinderalla May, a Holly Grey, holds the record for highest jump at 172.7cm – how tall is your fence?
  • The largest litter of puppies is 24, to a Neopolitan Mastiff in 2004.
  • A poodle named Chanda-Leah holds the record for biggest repertoire of tricks, 469 different tricks, including playing the piano.

The world’s tallest and shortest dogs (at the time) ... Click here to read more....

Did You Know?


Ever wonder why a little puppy always has accidents during the night, and why, though you try so hard, you can never fix it? That’s because all puppies are unable to control or “hold it in” overnight until they’re about four-months old. Which, you have to admit, takes a lot less time than toilet training a human baby!


Dogs have a fantastic internal clock. They know when it’s time for walks, play, dinner, bed and always, always, when you come home from work — especially if you keep to a regular schedule. In fact, you might want to just start setting your watch to the dog.


There are actually 703 breeds of purebred dogs in the world.


Females can have puppies and produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years (as long as they are not neutered)


The oldest dog on record is from Queensland an Australian

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Did You Know?


¨            Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws

¨            The most intelligent dogs are reportedly the Border Collie and the Poodle, while the least intelligent dogs are the Afghan Hound and the Basenji

¨            Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating.

¨            Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words.

¨            It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.

¨            A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.

Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them

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Did You Know…? Dog Facts

An African wolf dog known as the Basenji is the only dog in the world that cannot bark

There are 703 breeds of purebred dogs

Dachshunds were originally bred for fighting badgers

The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever

… while the dumbest dog is believed to be the Afghan hound

Dogs judge objects first by their movement, then by their brightness, and lastly by their shape

Chocolate contains a substance known as theobromine (similar to caffeine) which can kill dogs or at the very least make them violently ill

All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth

Female dogs are only ready to mate – “in heat” – twice a year for a total of roughly 20 days... Click here to read more....

Did You Know….? Dog Facts

The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog

Dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them

The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.

Dogs dream. If you look at your dog while it’s sleeping, sometimes you’ll see its eyes move and twitch under its eyelids. Humans do this too, and we definitely dream. So researchers are almost positive that dogs have dreams too.

Dalmatian puppies are born completely white

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.

Like human babies, Chihuahuas are born with a soft spot in their skull which closes with age.

A dog’s mouth exerts 150-200 pounds of pressure per square inch

… with some dogs exerting up to 450 pounds per square inch.... Click here to read more....

Did You Know… Dog Facts

An American Animal Hospital Association did a poll where 33% of all dog owners in the US admitted to talking to their dogs on the phone or leaving them messages on the answering machine.

A Beatles song that you probably have heard time and time again has a secret message to Paul McCartney’s Shetland Sheepdog at the end of the song. Paul used an ultrasonic whistle that only his dog could hear at the end of “A Day in the Life.”

Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boat No. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen.

Over one million dogs in the US are estimated to be listed on their owners ... Click here to read more....