Bruff's Bark Blog: November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Cara the Lurcher

Cara has just started in the Bruff's Bark Band and she is already becoming known to the rest of the other dogs. As you can see, she is small but full of energy! She just loves to run about and have fun; she is also showing off her intellect by picking up commands quickly. We are happy to see that she's become quite the friend with Scarlett - leaving poor Bailey to play by himself.

After a good walk and play, she loves nothing more than coming over to 
Skye and Rhu; to have a rest deserved rest.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Dog Food

There is many brands out there offering from "complete" to "breed specific", from poor to high quality but sometimes no matter what, the food doesn't sit well with the dog. This doesn't mean you should rush to get new food or another brand, this can produce worse effects as a dog's digestion is slow and new foods have to be gradually introduced with the current diet.

As a base diet, dry food is a must and the amount adjusted to weight, activity, age of the dog. If your dog isn't eating much try adding some cooked vegetables to give it some flavour or adding some warm water to make it moist and easier to eat.

Avoid give dogs any table scraps from your food as this can lead to behavioural problems. Instead you can keep them to add some to your dogs next meal - remember to make sure it's cooked food and that it's a reward, not a given right.

Fresh water must be available all the time in the house for the dog. As much as some dogs may persist to try human drinks, it's to be avoided.

If your dog turns it's nose up at food laid down for them, take it away and give it to them later on. The dog may not be hungry - mainly with smaller breeds they may not need as much as recommended - but if have became picky with food, they'll soon learn what is theirs when they become more hungry.

Finally, a set routine is the best thing for a dog. Once they are into the routine, they'll become less anxious about food and more comfortable in and out the house.


Bailey and Scarlett

These two canines chums just love to play and walk with each other. Although Scarlett is full of beans and always excited for anything, Bailey takes it in good nature and let's have her fun. Their ages and sizes show that dogs can become best of friends with each other when given the time to get to know each other.

Also from the video, you can see 
Scarlett is starting to learn, with Bailey showing her what to do.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Charlie Rehomed

Wee cheeky chappy Charlie has been rehomed through friends and family of Bruffs Bark. We'll keep updating you on his progress and how settles in his new home.

Zero Found!

Yay! Good news all Bruffs Bark followers, Zero the Whippet was found yesterday. He was taken by someone on Wednesday night last week but after a very quick web and street poster campaign someone spotted him and through some good luck he was returned home.

Be care when securing your dog outside shops or in public places. Unfortunately there are a lot of unscrupulous people out there and dog knapping is alarmingly common. Always make sure your dog is chipped, be confident that you can leave them outside and if you can check on them occassionally when you leave them outside.

It's that time of year again...

No, we are not talking about Christmas!

It's time for coats and jackets for the dogs, plus reflective gear for them to stand out in the darker days! We all feel the cold but it doesn't mean our dogs have to feel it as well!

To show off this years winter style, we have 
Starsky and Hutch!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Missing dog: Zero

Zero with Skye and Rhu

Sad news but Zero has went missing; he was last seen on Wednesday night - 7th November - with his owner in the Roseburn area of Edinburgh.

He is 3/4 year old Whippet, medium height with a blue and white coat.

If you have seen him please get in contact as soon as possible, we all want a safe return to his owners.

Update 12/11/12:

We are happy to say Zero has been found and returned to his owners.

Sunday, 4 November 2012



This young cocker spaniel is full of energy and just loves to run and play fetch. As you can see from the video he's a little genius and loves the camera!     




This baby girl - Beagle cross Jack Russell Terrier - has just joined the Bruff's Bark Band and has already fitted in perfectly. She's became best of friends with Bailey and she's ready to go on more adventures and meet more friends! 


Friday, 2 November 2012

The Boys Return, Again!

Yes, Woody and Ollie are back for another night with the girls! These pair just love to run and get as muddy as possible but when they get in they just love nothing else but a good bone to chew on and relax.

Rhu decided to stay out of the chewing carnage while Skye joined in.