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ScenterBarks Blog

Follow our blog to find out what we've been up to and to get information or advice on common dog issues.

Celebrating Easter with your furry Friend

ScenterBarks on Fri 1 Mar

While enjoying the delights of the Easter holidays with your family, please keep an eye on your four-legged family members.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your dog safe and happy at the Festive Easter weekend!

We have also come up with some fun games that you can play with your dog to celebrate Easter with the whole family! 



Think dog this Howl-o-ween

Scenterbarks on Fri 22 Sep

With Halloween just a week away, have you thought dog?

Guide to Microchipping Your Dog

ScenterBarks on Mon 7 Aug

When it comes to the safety and security of our furry companions, there's no such thing as being too cautious. Enter microchipping – a simple, yet revolutionary way to ensure your beloved dog's safety, especially in times of distress.

Unleashing Style and Safety with Dog Collars

Scenterbarks on Mon 5 Jun

Choosing the right collar for your dog is an important decision that can impact their comfort and safety. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a collar:

Sworn enemies or furry friends?

ScenterBarks on Fri 13 Jan

We’ve seen the cartoons. We know the score. Dogs hate cats and vice versa. Except… do they really? Join us as we take a closer look at this famous grudge match, and try to work out what’s actually going on in their adorable, furry heads.

How often should you wash your dog?

ScenterBarks on Tue 3 Jan

Once a week? Every time they need to smell a little more fragrant? Or only after the very muddiest of walks? Read on to find out.

Can dogs see in the dark?

ScenterBarks on Tue 3 Jan

Can dogs see in the dark or is that just cats? When talking about an animal’s senses, things are never quite as clear as you might think…

Furry family tree

ScenterBarks on Tue 3 Jan

Ever wondered how your dog got to be THAT cute? A doggy DNA test might be the answer you’ve been looking for, and it could throw up a few surprises along the way…

Grass Seeds

Tyeisha Robertson on Fri 29 Jul

Grass seeds are a common problem, particularly during the summer months!

Paw Preference

Tyeisha Robertson on Mon 18 Jul

Have you ever wondered if your pup is left or right pawed…

Smoothie Sensation

Tyeisha Robertson on Tue 12 Jul

Our team has been busy whipping up some super yummy smoothie creations for our dogs at daycare.

Doggie Dentist

Tyeisha Robertson on Mon 27 Jun

Taking care of your dog's teeth is very important and super easy to do at home! Let's see how you can become a great doggie dentist at home!



Homemade Liver Cake

Tyeisha Robertson on Tue 10 May

Homemade Liver cake: great for all dogs 

Try and make your own liver cake and see how much your pup loves it!

Home made Snuffle Mat

Tyeisha on Mon 4 Apr

Get your pups nose working and having fun!

How to introduce big and small dogs

on Wed 25 Aug

If you have a smaller dog, you may have been in the situation where you have come face-to-face with a larger pooch when out on your dog walks - and for some owners, this can feel quite scary. Larger dogs, to an owner that wants to protect their mini furry friend, can seem intimidating and overwhelming, and a concern when you see them bounding towards your little one.

This can be of equal concern if you are choosing a daycare centre, or a professional walking service for your little dog.

But here's the truth.


Size doesn't generally matter.

Dog theft! Keeping your dog safe.

on Wed 12 May

The idea of a dog being stolen is every dog owners worst nightmare! 

How to find the right dog walker for your dog

on Wed 12 May

Finding a trusted and reliable dog walker near you that will be the best fit for you and your pooch can be daunting. ScenterBarks have made an unbiased approach to help you find the perfect dog walker.

Proper dog walking etiquette

Lucy on Fri 23 Apr

Dog walks should be and mostly are enjoyable for all however unfortunately sometimes this goes wrong!


There is a proper dog walking etiquette we can all follow to make sure everyones dog has the fun and stress free walk they deserve! ScenterBarks are here with the vitals for respecting other dog walkers in the area.

Supporting your dogs through lockdown

on Tue 19 May

Covid-19 lockdown has been quite stressful for some of us & also some of our dogs.

Here is some Scenterbarks advice to help you through the next couple of weeks & hopefully find our new 'normal' routine with our dogs.

Christmas and your pooch

on Wed 11 Dec

Christmas can be an exciting busy time for all the family and it can be for your dog too, as long as you set your dog up ready for all the changes. See our top tips for managing your dog this Christmas.

Getting our dog geek on

on Wed 20 Nov

Upskilling and teaching in Cyprus

Keeping your dog calm on Bonfire Night

on Thu 31 Oct

ScenterBarks top tips on managing fireworks and your dog.

ScenterBarks volunteering in Cyprus

Lucy on Sat 26 Oct

Taking the #scenterbarkseffect to the dog rescues in Cyprus

ScenterBarks 5th birthday

Lucy on Tue 15 Oct

ScenterBarks celebrate 5 years in business with a big party!

All Star Small business awards 2019

Lucy on Fri 27 Sep

ScenterBarks attended the All Star small business awards 2019 after being nominated for 2 categories!

We were finalists for 

- All Star member of the year and;

- Outstanding team member (our very own Laura!)

Simple steps to keep your dog cool on a hot day

Laura Day on Fri 12 Jul
We hope that this handy guide has helped you to keep your furry friend safe this summer.  

Our dogs can't regulate their body temperatures in the same way that us humans do.  We would always recommend reducing your usual exercise regime on very hot days and consider walking your dog in the early morning or evening, when it's much cooler.  It only takes an increase of 2 degrees in your dog's body temperature for heat stroke to kick in.  Do you know the signs?

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke
  • Excessive and rapid panting
  • Tired, sluggish and unwilling to move around
  • Drooling and reddened gums
  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea
If you notice any of these symptoms, act quickly
and contact your vet immediately.

DIY Enrichment ideas that you can try at home

Laura Day on Thu 6 Jun


Try these brain games and watch that tail wag!

How do I Check My Dog for Ticks?

Scenterbarks on Wed 1 May

It’s Tick Time for Dogs! So time to prepare….


These nasty little things can carry lots of diseases that are harmful to both dogs and humans; so whilst a tick is very common they should not be overlooked. As a doggy parent, you must take action.

Best Business 2018!

Lucy on Sat 15 Sep

And the award goes to....................................................................ScenterBarks!!

Meeting Iwan Thomas and Frank!

Lucy on Sun 29 Apr

Our favourite season is here as the start of the fun dog shows begin!

Pugs and Frenchies snuffle their way to SB.

Nikki on Sun 8 Apr

Pugs, Frenchies and everything in between were invited to come play at the centre!

There aint no party like an SB party!

Lucy on Sat 7 Apr

Happy birthday to Bobby, Bindi and Bailey who celebrated by booking a birthday party with us!

Puppy Party!

Lucy on Sat 24 Feb

Puppy Playtime descends upon ScenterBarks!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lucy on Fri 22 Dec

ScenterBarks would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

ScenterBarks become Multi-award winners!

on Tue 7 Nov

ScenterBarks win award for top 3 dog walkers in Winchester!

ScenterBarks film debut.....sort of!

Lucy on Sat 14 Oct

ScenterBarks got the opportunity to shoot a promotional video behind the green screen.

First Dogtoberfest a huge success!

Lucy on Thu 12 Oct

ScenterBarks hosts the first Dogtoberfest, an Autumn dog market, in aid of raising money for St Francis Animal Welfare.

Award Winners!!

Lucy on Tue 1 Aug

Scenterbarks are pleased to announce that they won an award of distinction from eDogAdvisor.  

New puppy tips!

Lucy on Sun 30 Jul

Getting a new puppy can be such an exciting time! It is also a very big decision with advice all over the place! Scenterbarks are here with our tips to help you from choosing the right puppy for your home through to what you really need to do to give you puppy the best start.

Norton Park Hotel fun dog show

Nikki on Sun 23 Jul

ScenterBarks were at Norton Park Hotel in Winchester for their summer fete which included a fun dog show!

How to keep your dog cool this summer

Lucy on Sun 18 Jun

Our advice for keeping dogs cool during the hot months!

Loopy Labrador Lunch

Nikki on Sat 8 Apr

Scenterbarks hosted a breed meet for our Loopy Labradors.

Scenterbarks deliver in time for Christmas.

Lucy on Fri 16 Dec

Scenterbarks delivered some Christmas goodies to local dog charities.

ScenterBarks gets a visit from Capital FM!

Lucy on Mon 8 Aug

Emma from Capital FM came to Scenterbarks to try her hand at dog sitting!