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:

New charity launched by Norfolk husky owner

New charity launched by Norfolk husky owner

A Husky and German Shepherd dog rehoming charity has recently been set up, using its founder’s heroic canine pet as its inspiration. Blue-eyed Siberian husky Bolt is (more)  Read More →

The ‘12 dogs of Christmas’ find loving homes for 2014

The ‘12 dogs of Christmas’ find loving homes for 2014

Just a couple of weeks ago, a litter of American bulldog-cross puppies were taken to the Southampton Blue Cross centre, which specializes in animal adoption and animal hospital services. Thousands of animals are taken to the facility throughout the (more)  Read More →

Scientific study reveals how dogs can foresee human behaviour

Scientific study reveals how dogs can foresee human behaviour

Biologists working at Dundee’s Abertay University have discovered that in future years, dogs will understand and learn how to predict human behaviour. The project, which was led by Clare Cunningham, revealed how dogs have evolved through thousands... (more)

Goose transforms rescue dog from mighty to mellow

Goose transforms rescue dog from mighty to mellow

Rex, a German Shepherd rescue dog who was once labelled as “dangerous”, has surprised his handlers after developing a friendship with a goose. It seems the dog’s tender side was under wraps for a long time, but his feathered friend has helped him... (more)

Dog owners encouraged to sign their pets up for interaction study

Dog owners encouraged to sign their pets up for interaction study

Blind and disabled people often benefit from the assistance of dogs, as these intelligent animals can be trained to boost levels of freedom, mobility and independence. Now, scientists are hoping to find new (more)  Read More →

Chihuahua returned thanks to DNA tests

Chihuahua returned thanks to DNA tests

A lost pooch has been found and reunited with his owner after a DNA test revealed his identity. In June, Ruth Parker attended a Peak District horse fair with her blue Chihuahuas, Alfie and Roxy. The long-haired dogs (more)  Read More →

Hero dog to be awarded for saving young owner’s life

Hero dog to be awarded for saving young owner’s life

People will soon gather at the House of Lords to watch a dog from Essex receive an award for his courageous behaviour. Geo, a German Shepherd-Collie cross, will accept a prize from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which is one of the... (more)

Scientists develop lifesaving dog collar

Scientists develop lifesaving dog collar

Dogs can be trained to detect all kinds of medical conditions, providing owners with greater independence. Barking, fetching and pawing are just three ways in which a (more)  Read More →

Vest designed to help dogs cope with their fears

Vest designed to help dogs cope with their fears

Pet owners across the UK can now get their hands on a special T-shirt which has been designed specifically to help dogs relax. The Equafleece, which has been labelled as a ‘hug in a T-shirt’, is a snug-fitting piece of (more)  Read More →

Jack Russell makes full recovery after stone incident

Jack Russell makes full recovery after stone incident

Dogs tend to be mysterious in their ways and Jack Russell Star proved this recently, after swallowing 80 stones. The seven-year-old dog refused to move for a full day following a wander around her garden. When Tracy McCaul, her owner, presented (more)  Read More →

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