TOG’s Dog Blog

Taking the dog for a walk is one of life’s greatest treasures. So here, on The Outdoor Guide (TOG), in association with the Dogs Die In Hot Cars campaign group (which includes Battersea, Dogs Trust, National Animal Welfare Trust, PDSA, RSPCA and Wood Green amongst others) we have collated some of our favourite dog friendly walks, places to stay, eat and visit in all corners of Great Britain.

Together we want to help empower dog owners by doing the right thing by their dog over the summer months and beyond, with not only hints and tips on how to keep their dogs cool, but directing owners towards places they can go to and stay at where dogs are welcome. All of which you will find on this page!

Sainsbury’s fun ways to exercise your dog this summer

Sainsbury’s fun ways to exercise your dog this summer

As every dog and owner are different, why not take a look at the Sainsburys Bank guide to Creative Canine ...
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Walking with Herbie by Jamie Dyson, the Rerouted Writer

Walking with Herbie by Jamie Dyson, the Rerouted Writer

To say that we take Herbie on our walks wouldn’t give the full picture. Herbie is the reason we started ...
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NAWT’S Travel Advice- Taking to the road with your dog

NAWT’S Travel Advice- Taking to the road with your dog

Every summer, thousands of families and their dogs take to the roads of the UK for a family staycation. With ...
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RSPCA’s Getting fit with your dog

RSPCA’s Getting fit with your dog

It has been shown that dog owners get more exercise than those who have gym memberships. Walking (or running) with ...
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Keep Britain Tidy’s Dog Poo Fairy

Keep Britain Tidy’s Dog Poo Fairy

Whatever some people may believe, there’s no such thing as the dog poo fairy ...
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The Weekend Warriors Three Peak Pooch Challenge

The Weekend Warriors Three Peak Pooch Challenge

The Weekend Warriors take on a Three Peak Challenge with their pooch Chilli. Find out how they got on here ...
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Kennel Club & NFU Take Lead On Keeping Dogs and Livestock Safe in Countryside

Kennel Club & NFU Take Lead On Keeping Dogs and Livestock Safe in Countryside

The Kennel Club and National Farmers' Union (NFU) have joined forces to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress ...
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PDSA Advice of Dangers on the Beach for Dogs

PDSA Advice of Dangers on the Beach for Dogs

This is the PDSA advice for dog owners making more people aware of the dangers on the beach for dogs ...
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9 Tips for Walking your Dog when you’re Pregnant

9 Tips for Walking your Dog when you’re Pregnant

A good way to keep up your fitness levels while you are pregnant is by walking. It builds up stamina, ...
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Madog Dog Walks Group - What makes a good dog walk

Madog Dog Walks Group – What makes a good dog walk

Madog Dog Walks Group is a social dog-walking group which aims to provide regular dog walks each of just a ...
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Dogs Trust Warm Weather Advice for Canine Companions

Dogs Trust Warm Weather Advice for Canine Companions

Dogs heat up quickly and cool down very differently to humans. They are covered in fur and do not sweat ...
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Summer Dog Care Guide

Summer Dog Care Guide

If you are planning to be out and about with your dog this summer - here is our handy guide ...
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What to do if you see a dog in distress in a car on a warm day

What to do if you see a dog in distress in a car on a warm day

Ever wondered what you do if you see a dog in distress in a car on a warm day. Well ...
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Gone to the Dogs by Mark Procter

Gone to the Dogs by Mark Procter

There are two types of dog people in my experience. Those who hear their dog’s voices, and those who lie ...
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The Reasons I Walk by Mark Procter

The Reasons I Walk by Mark Procter

Because I can. That sounds really trite doesn’t it, but, if you can walk, you should; for exercise, for health, ...
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Dog Pub Crawl in the Lake District

Dog Pub Crawl in the Lake District

Labelled by walkers and residents as the ‘best beer garden in the world’, Langdale in the Lake District is leading ...
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