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Dog washing

Spotted by my son whilst travelling in Sydney, Australia - a coin-operated dog wash! It seems that these are catching on here in the UK, too. Just the job for your muddy pooch! Coin-operated dog washing facility, Sydney, Australia (Photo credit: Aled Greenhalgh) Apparently, these sorts of self service dog washes are available in the following North Wales locations: Farm and Pet Place, Mold  |   Pet Place Abergele  |   Farm and Pet Place, Gledrid, Chirk  |   Farm and Pet Place, Llangefni  |   Texaco Service Station, Beach Road, Bangor   

What makes a good dog walk?

In the last 18 months, Madog Dog Walks Group have led over 100 dog-walks. We've had all sorts and shapes and sizes of dog (and their humans!), and we've covered all sorts of terrains. We've all learned a lot, and shared a lot. Group dog walk along the coast at Porthdinllaen (Photo: MDWG CC-BY-SA) Before we schedule a group dog-walk, a leader always goes out in advance and reconnoiters the route, as close as possible to the date of the event.  This is so that we know clearly what to expect, and can describe it in a way such that prospective participants can decide themselves if it's suitable for themselves and for their dogs. It's often difficult to determine this from published walking guides, so many of which are written without dog-walkers in mind. Here are some of the things that we look out for, to make a good dog-walk great: Variety and focus We believe that a good dog walk has plenty of variety along the route, and some sort of focus. It's not