Training Your Puppy: Start Early


Written by: Isobella Ash

In our latest blog, author and trainer Janet Menzies talks about early training for puppies and why keeping it simple works. Read her tips for teaching “Come”, “Sit”, and “Heel”. Take a look below… As you can see, Penny the poster pup is settling in well to her role helping me write my next book. She […]

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The Final Frontier


Written by: Isobella Ash

This week Jane takes the puppies to the vet and says goodbye all except her two pups. As she reflects on her time raising a litter, she begins training Tiffy And Gaby. And then there were two, all the pups have left us for their new lives, and it is quiet. It has been such […]

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The Weird Science Of Coaching Kids To Fish


Written by: Isobella Ash

Fishing & Mountain Guide Stewart Yates Talks Developmental Psychology And How An Understanding Can Help When Coaching Kids To Fish And Try Other Hobbies. Kids today, what do you make of them? There is an ingrained, programmed response to that question, isn’t there? And that’s a good starting point when developing our approach to coaching […]

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Enjoy a Doggy Staycation at The Eastbury, Sherborne


Written by: Isobella Ash

A few short steps from the charming and historic main streets of Sherborne, The Eastbury in Dorset is a rather special boutique townhouse dog-friendly hotel that is just minutes away from the stunning Dorset countryside – ideal for relaxing walks with your furry friend. Acquired by the de Savary family in 2018, beloved Chihuahua, Monty, […]

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Bring Your Dog To Work Day


Written by: Isobella Ash

Orvis is proud to be celebrating #BringyourDogToWorkDay. Currently, as many of us in the UK are working from home due to the circumstances, every day is Bring Your Dog To Work Day. However, as a company committed to having dogs in the workplace, the ethos behind this day really resonates with the brand and its […]

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Pupdate: Preparing For Departure


Written by: Isobella Ash

The time to say goodbye is fast approaching, although it’s sad, all the pups are going to loving owners. This week Jane shows us how much they’ve grown and are preparing for all the adventures that come with their new homes! Time is flying by, that is because we are having fun, and my thoughts […]

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A Poem to My Puppy: All The Excitement


Written by: Isobella Ash

Our European Account Manager Rachael Brady has been excited all week to collect and take home her fox red Labrador puppy, Edie. To channel this excitement into the virtual We Love Dogs Festival, Rachael wrote this poem to her new puppy.  A Poem To My Puppy Twas like the night before Christmas, when all through […]

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Pupdate | Names, Car Trips, And Exercise


Written by: Isobella Ash

This week Jane explains the new adventures the pups have been on including receiving names that suit them, getting acquainted with cars, meeting the chickens, and having fun in the garden thanks to some unexpected exercise. Naming The Girls All of the pup owners have visited and now a steady stream of friends from the […]

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From 8 weeks to 14 years, The Life of An Orvis-Endorsed Guide’s Labrador


Written by: Isobella Ash

The best dog for fishing is one that’s been well trained. Alba Game Fishing‘s Stewart Collingswood has been fishing alongside labrador Keely for 14 years. Read more about their adventures together in the blog below written by Stewart himself. First of all, I didn’t want to get a Labrador, it’s true, a Border terrier had […]

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Introduction to Obedience Training


Written by: Isobella Ash

You’ve seen a collection of blogs from our Managing Directors Personal Assistant Jane, about her new litter of puppies, but what you may not know is she trains her dogs to compete in obedience shows. If you think that this may be something you and your canine companion would like to have a go at […]

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