Clare Pooley on Sobriety Dogs and The Sober Diaries

Did you know there is such a thing as a Sobriety Dog? As a dog owner you’ll be aware of the emotional support our dogs give us. Many people who have struggled with alcohol talk about the incredible strength their four legged friends provide. This summer I read The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley where […]

How having a pet improves our mental health and reduces stress

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and if you ask any pet owner if their animal helps them emotionally the answer will be a resounding ‘Yes!’ The most recent published report into the impact of pets on mental health by Dr Helen Brooks of The University of Liverpool found animals reduced stress, improved quality of life […]

The Barklife Way – 10 Mindfulness lessons we can learn from our dogs!

Have you ever thought ‘Ooh, I could learn a lot from my dog?’ They’ve got mindfulness nailed! Living in the moment. Only caring about snoozing, chasing balls, belly rubs and where the next meal is coming from. Dog mum Theresa Smith, 41, felt the same and one day when she was out for a walk […]