It's a dog's life

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” ― Orhan Pamuk

Welcome to the Small Paws Outdoors Blog where I’m on a mission to make your life better for you and your small dog. Here you can read more about life with my Pom, get tips and advice for small and toy breeds, discover dog-friendly places to visit, and more. If there’s anything specific you’d like to see featured on the blog or if you have any doggy-related questions, I always welcome suggestions and would love to hear from you. 

Why Pen Farthing’s rescue mission mattered
Opinion

Why Pen Farthing’s rescue mission mattered

The world watched as countries carried out their evacuations in Afghanistan, whilst behind the scenes, another war was brewing over Pen Farthing’s own rescue attempts – the evacuation of his Nowzad staff and animals.
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Don’t judge a dog by its backpack
Dog Walking

Don’t judge a dog by its backpack

If you see a dog being carried in a backpack, there's usually a very good reason for this. Next time you see someone carrying a dog, it's worth asking why. Trust me; it could put a smile on the person's face just knowing you've taken the time to find out.
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Your puppy needs you! Why now is the perfect time to socialise your lockdown pup…
Dog Walking Puppies

Your puppy needs you! Why now is the perfect time to socialise your lockdown pup…

Pandemic puppies are used to having us around and have never spent time alone. Here's how they need to adjust as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
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Owning a puppy
Puppies

Owning a puppy

As a new puppy owner, one of the most important stages you will need to focus on is socialisation. Through positive experiences, you can grow your puppy's confidence and get them used to a world that doesn't have to be scary and overwhelming.
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Where it all began
Pet Travel

Where it all began

I cried tears of utter relief when my friend came to the rescue. I'd met my Pom 5,000 miles away but bringing him home to the UK was only the beginning...
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