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Frankie goes to Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire


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Poplars Farm is a working farm surrounded by the green fields of Leicestershire. Converted in 2018, the Big Barn is a unique, self-catering holiday let made up of the old stables, grain store and workmen’s digs. There are also three ‘Carry on Camping’ inspired Shepherd Huts. They come with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves, comfy cushions and everything you’ll need to prepare

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Does your dog have separation anxiety or over dependence?


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While separation anxiety is a well known behaviour trait in dogs, over dependence was something I’d never heard of until I sought professional help recently for Frankie’s lockdown issues. We’d been invited to our friends’ wedding and needed to be dog-free for two days. So I messaged Freya’s carer, who we hadn’t seen for nearly

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Moving house with a dog


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Anyone moving house with a dog would always want to ensure the minimum upset for them. For us, however, fluctuating Covid19 lockdown rules, meant it was a ‘ moveable’ feast. And so this is Freya and Frankie’s story, along with the addition of my usual ‘Tips from a Novice’. Selling your house with a dog

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Frankie goes to Ravenstone Manor


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Ravenstone Manor Hotel is a wonderfully relaxed, family owned hotel in the heart of England’s Lake District. It’s in a great location overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw. This was Freya’s second stay; she enjoyed the first so much, she recommended it to me to test whether they could cope with two lively cockapoos. It didn’t disappoint

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Frankie goes to Whitby


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By Frankie the Cockapoo About Caedmon House Caedmon House was named after Cædmon, the earliest known English poet, who was born in Whitby. It really is a stunning holiday home located within the tranquil grounds of the Abbey. From the house you can enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Whitby Bay, the town and its coastline.

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How to put weight on a skinny dog


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Putting weight on a skinny dog was not something I’d ever had to think about with Freya. With hindsight, I now realise how chilled she was as a young pup. Even though she behaved ecstatically when greeting people and crazily doodle dashed with other dogs, while at home she was sedate and calm. Frankie, however,

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