Leanne

Leanne ThompsonWebsite: http://www.dreamdogs.co.uk

When I was young, like most kids I wanted a dog – but it wasn’t until I was 11 years old that we got our first dog, a beige and white shih tzu called Benji. Benji was soon followed by Whizz, Bomber, Hovis, Ching, Pod and Lady – for the next ten years I was surrounded by these little puppies and I took them to dog training classes regularly.

As an adult, I worked weekends at a dog groomers where I learnt all sorts of things about dogs – many of which you wouldn’t want to read about whilst eating. There are a lot of dog breeds I’d love to have an opportunity to own at some point, including a Bull Mastiff, and I did own a pug for a short period called Jack, but for now my best friend is a shih tzu called Bailey. She’s been with me for six years now, and if anything ever happens to her my mum is emigrating, my lodger is moving out and my friends will probably steer clear of me for a long time.

Latest posts by Leanne:

British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

The BAFTA award-winning programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has inspired many people to start baking, including for their pets. It has been argued that when (more)  Read More →

Research shows dogs display positive and negative traits

Research shows dogs display positive and negative traits

A study conducted at the University of Sydney shows that some dogs are natural optimists whilst others are more pessimistic. During the study, the canines had to (more)  Read More →

Pooches compete in US surfing competition

Pooches compete in US surfing competition

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part. Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more)  Read More →

Puppy saves toddler lost in Siberian forest

Puppy saves toddler lost in Siberian forest

A three-year-old child who had been lost in one of Russia’s coldest regions for 11 days and nights was kept alive by her pet dog. Little Karina Chikitova followed her (more)  Read More →

New website to help dog owners combat dysplasia

New website to help dog owners combat dysplasia

The launch of the Cornell Estimated Breeding website is predicted to help dog owners and breeders to better understand the issues surrounding hip and elbow health in some purebred dogs. On the site, the public and stud dog breeders can (more)  Read More →

Time for a nice bowl of tea

Time for a nice bowl of tea

With recent research showing that owner spending on pet dogs has risen to nearly £570m, a new concept is hitting the high streets: herbal tea for dogs. Costing up to (more)  Read More →

First cloned British dog born

First cloned British dog born

A caterer from West London recently won a £60,000 contest to clone her beloved dachshund, Winnie. Rebecca Smith, 29, had previously made jokes about (more)  Read More →

Dogs compete one week after blaze

Dogs compete one week after blaze

Three Pedigree canines have competed in the world’s largest dog show just days after being saved from a house fire. The Dogue de Bordeaux Hooch, consisting of six-year-old (more)  Read More →

Experiments show that your dog really understands you

Experiments show that your dog really understands you

For many years, scientists and animal lovers have wondered just how intelligent man’s best friend actually is. Following recent research conducted in Hungary, it has been proven that dogs can actually understand their owners. An MRI scanning study... (more)

Dog walkers participate in Paws on Patrol scheme

Dog walkers participate in Paws on Patrol scheme

In a bid to tackle issues in the area, the people of Newmarket in Suffolk are joining forces with their four-legged friends to sniff out crime. More than 16,000 people live in (more)  Read More →

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