Rural Business Awards

Woooooop….we did it again!

How excited are we?!  For those of you that have been following us for a while now you’ll have seen that we have been shortlisted for the second year in a row for the Rural Business Awards, Best Start Up Midlands Category.   What an honor eh! And for those of you that are new and […]

The Dog House sign

A little more about our luxury salon

Our beautiful salon has been a true labour of love with lots of sweat, a bit of blood and a fair few tears (mainly Anna’s!) and as a result we’re super proud of what it has become.  We have big dreams for the future of The Dog House so watch this space! Your pooches are […]

Common Poisons to look out for this Easter

The garden is a common place for poisoning, the following plants are poisonous to dogs: –          Daffodil bulbs –          Foxgloves –          Hydrangea –          Rhonodendron –          Sweet peas –          Tulip bulbs –          Wisteria To name a few! Then we have pesticides in the garden, slug pellets, weed killer, rat poison.  Make sure you check the label, […]

The real cost of owning dogs

Isn’t it funny how dogs are so similar to children….if we sat down and worked out how much they’d cost we’d never have them (so Selina tells me anyway, I’m happy with expensive dogs for now!).  But what is the real cost of dogs? You know the feeling when you’re getting ready for a night […]

dog shampoo

Why we love Paw Naturel

Choosing the right shampoo is a difficult decision when you’re a dog groomer! Spending most of the day with our hands in water and then the heat from drying was playing havoc with our skin, then it made us think….does it make the dogs skin sore? What is in some of the shampoo’s we use!! […]

Canin Massage

The Back Lady

Some of you may have seen that we have super woman visit our salon, she is also known as Kate Lord, amazing back lady, McTimoney practitioner from Human Horse and Hound. What is McTimoney we hear you ask? You know that feeling at the end of a busy week when you back has just had […]

Rural Business Awards Regional Finalist

The Dog House Has It’s Day

Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Roots Farm Shop, in Barkby Thorpe, is a truly rural business. This fledgling, but promising start-up has just been shortlisted for the prestigious Rural Business Awards ‘Best Rural Start Up Category’ Midlands Region. The Dog House (, a luxury dog grooming salon, opened its doors in October 2017 and […]

Raw fed dog

Doggy Superfoods

Along side the raw meat its handy to feed some veg and fruit to bulk out the meals or as a healthy snack.  Here are some Vet approved Dog Superfoods that are bound to get those tails wagging!! #1 Apples (without the seeds) This full-of-fibre food helps to clean your dogs teeth while he chomps […]

Leicestershire dog walks

Favourite Leicestershire Walks

The Beast from the East has finally lifted.  The sun has decided to shine (sometimes)!  It’s time to make the most of your Easter Break with your Fur Babies! Here are some great walks around Leicestershire to explore! #1 Bradgate Park Offering footpaths to keep those paws clean and help grind those nails down or […]

A Dog House Christmas Poem…..

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house  Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,  In hopes that Santapaws soon would be there;    The puppies were nestled all snug in their beds;  While visions of muddy walks danced in their heads;  […]