I know I go on about my dog a lot. And she is great. But did you hear the story about puppy-dog eyes and how dogs developed facial muscles (aka puppy-dog eyes) that would get humans to do things for them? Master manipulators. But a great tactic from an animal that is as needy as … Read more
What dogs can teach us about ourselves Have you ever seen a dog that looks like its owner? What about one that behaves like its owner? The latter is far more common, I think. Even more so having watched Channel 4’s Puppy School. We dipped in and out of it; and caught a couple of … Read more
Who’s the best dog? We’ve been finding out in a series of dog shows across Dublin over the past few weeks and months. But, we’re not done yet. The Pet Parlour, in association with Dublin City Council, could be headed your way soon. If you’re the kind of person who watches Crufts and thinks: … Read more
I have been working in conjunction with Dublin City Council for the last two years putting on Dog Shows all over the great city of Dublin. I would like to put myself forward as your Canine Candidate for Dublin. If elected I promise to More Dog Parks, our owners get to let us off the … Read more
What’s the worst thing about owning a dog? Be honest. It’s picking up s*1t every day of its life, right? When I talk to people who don’t have dogs, they really don’t understand why we do it. If they have kids, they can kind of understand but they will often say they couldn’t do what … Read more
We’re going Christmas crackers It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Are you feeling Christmasy yet? The team at the Pet Parlour are. We are finalising our letters to Santa Clause, buying the last of our presents and will soon be putting up our Christmas tree. The kids are really excited about what … Read more
Something spooky comes this way
Halloween is a scary time for many people, for pets it can be a very stressful time. Fireworks and firecrackers can be mildly irritating to extremely annoying, depending on the frequency. But, spare a thought for your canine friend whose hearing is roughly four times better than yours. No surprise then that the spooky season can be a stressful time for pets.
Here are 10 easy steps you can take to help your dog feel safe and calm during this time.
Over the last couple of weeks in the shop, I have noticed a somewhat worrying trend of sorts….. Numerous customers coming into the shop to buy their Pets food and sadly telling me how their recent visit to the Vets, for whatever reason, had left their animals somewhat toothless!! All pulled WITHOUT any consultation beforehand! … Read more