Is crate training good for your dog?

  For new dog owners, the question of crate training their dog is often one that seems a little confusing. Off the cusp, it may seem like an inhumane thing to do. After all, you wouldn’t want to be trained to enter a single room…

Essential family camping supplies checklist.

  Camping has long been a favourite family outing across the country, and it’s never too late or too early to start planning your next outing.   For those of you who are tentatively planning your first family camping trip, however, the prospect may be…

Make the most of your garden, come rain or shine.

  If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you probably look forward to those hazy summer days when it’s possible to sit out and enjoy the evening sun. Then there are those weekends playing with the pets, kids or inviting friends and family to…

Five tips for a more dog-friendly garden.

Dogs need plenty of fresh air and exercise, so when the sun is shining the garden can bring a welcome relief from walkies for owners. But if you want to spend a sunny afternoon relaxing in the company of your dog rather than fretting over…

Fresh tracks! Maybe I’ll see a kid?

  Well, our nest has been empty for a bit now, but nothing seems to have changed. We still see the tell-tale signs of our kids’ presence, although not so frequently. They pop in at random and if I don’t see them first hand (which…

Fun and activities which span the generations.

    Becoming an older family is never an easy process. As your kids go through their teenage years, they are likely to become very detached from family life, and everyone’s interests will drift further apart. It becomes a challenge to find activities everyone can…