Monday Office Dog | Striker the digital poodle

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S triker is a miniature poodle who will turn three just after Christmas. He acts as resident dog at OPX, a design consultancy based in the vibrant Hoxton. If you go and visit their offices, you might find Striker staring at you from the front glass door. Well, unless he is busy offering his best sit or trick to try and gain a piece of chicken or cake from anybody hanging out in the kitchen.

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Introducing the Office Dogs Series

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A dream for almost any dog owner is to bring their dog to work. So, when I met the first office dog and learnt about his story, I started wondering how many other places had a dog-friendly policy in place. In just a couple of months, I had spoken to so many dog-friendly companies’ people that I decided to start an Office Dogs series.

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3 Christmas present ideas that give back

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Christmas time has finally come. Regent’s street lights are on, Harrod’s and Selfridges’s windows are decorated, shops have all christmassy bric-a-brac that you can possibly imagine. This also means that it is time to start looking for presents. And what best way to do it than finding some awesome products which also give back? Being passionate about dogs, of course you can go for the ones supporting a dog charity.

Three brands which give part of their profits from certain collections to dog charities caught my attention. I am sure that you will gain some good ideas for your Christmas shopping from this post, just as I did!

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Discovering London Dog Exercise Areas

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When I first moved to London from the continent, I was very impressed by the fact that, in most parks, dogs could run off-leash. That is great if you have a very-well-trained and obedient dog. But what if your dog is not yet there (because maybe has a high drive, a bad recall, does not get along well with other dogs), or simply the park overlooks busy roads and you don’t want to take any risks?

Having a dog with a high drive myself (despite our continuous training), I could not trust Argo off-leash in open parks. So I began looking for enclosed dog exercise areas and mapping them out. I will tell you more about it in this blog post!

This post will be updated adding each new dog area review I publish on the blog. To keep up to date I also advise you to follow The Londog on Facebook, to be alerted when a new review is live.

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Stories: About a shepherd & his sheep dogs

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The Londog’s November “Story” is dedicated to Tobin Bird, the shepherd, and his sheep dogs. Tobin is based in Woodside farm, in Kent, where he takes care of over 300 sheep, a number which can grow to up to 700 heads during the summer. Ben, Tess and Tig, his three border collies, assist him in his job.

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