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How Does Your Dog Eat Their Biscuit?

And what does it say about their personality?

How does your dog eat their dog biscuits?

Buster and Elsa wait patiently for their Barking Mad biscuits

Most dogs will do anything for a treat or biscuit but does the manner in which they eat it, reveal their personality type? The age-old argument about nature vs nurture comes into play as a dog’s breed and background will predominantly influence their behaviour. Could how they behave around tasty morsels, lovingly administered by their owners, be an important indication of their characteristics?

Whether your dog is confident, independent, happy, laid back, shy, timid, practical or adaptable, does the manner in which they approach their tasty treats really woof volumes about their character? At Barking Mad, as we arrange dog sitting care for dogs whose owners are away, matching them with carefully chosen host families, this is of real interest to us and we are keen to learn more.

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Barking Mad Survey Reveals Barbara Woodhouse’s Legacy Lives On

Barking Mad Dog Sitters reveal dog vocabulary survey results

Sit, stay, fetch! Which words does your dog understand?

Nearly half of pet owners questioned in the first round of a new linguistic survey, conducted by Barking Mad Dog Care, believed that their dog understands 26-50 words, with ‘sit’ coming in as the number one word, reported to be understood by 93.5% of respondents’ pooches.

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How Many Words Does Your Dog Understand?

Help Barking Mad to understand the UK’s Average Dog Vocabulary

Barking Mad Dog Sitters are searching to understand the UK's dog vocabulary

How many words does your dog understand?

Walkies, sit and stay are words that make up most dogs’ vocabularies but have you ever stopped to wonder just exactly how many words your pet understands? Maybe they’re a dog of few words or perhaps they have a gigantic word-hoard in their brain? At Barking Mad Dog Care, we are fascinated by how large a lexicon the average pooch has and have decided to carry out some research of our own. Our Dictionary Dog Survey is now live and we’d love you to participate!

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Why Dogs are Better than Cats

10 Reasons Why Barking Mad Dog Sitters Love Dogs More

Barking Mad dog sitters dog with a cat

Dogs and cats are both amazing but which species is better?


The world may be full of animal lovers but it can’t have escaped your notice that there is a massive divide between self-confessed dog and cat lovers. As the age-old battle rages on, the UK’s leading dog sitting service provider, Barking Mad, has decided to put forward their case for championing canines. Each species clearly has its positives and negatives and comparing the two can be like comparing the stereotypical chalk with cheese!

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts From Your Dog


This Mother’s Day we are sure that our beloved, four legged best friends will be only too keen to get in on the action! Whether you class yourself as your favourite dog’s ‘pack leader’ or ‘adoptive parent’, we’re sure that your dog worships you and this special day seems an ideal time to celebrate this.

So whilst your favourite dog can’t exactly take an unaccompanied trip to the shops to buy you a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, we think that their unique gifts actually mean a whole lot more. On this, as every other day of the year, our 17 years of dog sitting experience have taught us that your dog will give you:

  1. Their undivided attention
  2. Big hugs and kisses
  3. The motivation to go out and walk
  4. An ear that’s always ready to listen
  5. Intuitive understanding of how you are feeling
  6. A wet nose to wake you up in the morning
  7. Their complete and utter adoration
  8. Smiles and laughter, resulting from their clown like behaviour
  9. Confidence-boosting pack leader status
  10. Being their absolutely adorable, gorgeous self around you!

Happy Mother’s Day!


Bearded Collie Yeshe says Happy Mother’s Day with flowers