An image of...


We are thrilled to introduce to you our brand-new monthly newsletter!
In each issue you will find a delightful array of articles, tips, and heartwarming stories that celebrate the joy and companionship that dogs bring to our lives. We will share valuable insights on dog behaviour, training techniques, and health tips to help you better understand and care for your pets.
We will also feature exclusive interviews with our dedicated staff members, who work tirelessly to ensure your dogs have a fantastic time at our daycare. You will get to know our team and learn more about the exciting activities, games, and enrichment activities we have in store for your beloved pups.
But that's not all... Wagazine is also a platform for you, our valued community, to shine.
We encourage you to share your own stories, photos, and videos with us via social media using #DDCCWagazine so we can showcase the incredible bond you share with your furry companions.


Howl-o-ween Pawty

October sees the return of our very popular Howl-o-ween Pawties on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October at both our Morpeth & Alnwick centres.
There'll be skeletons, pumpkins, cobwebs and a whole host of spooky props to get your pups in the mood!
Dogs are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes with a chance to win Scariest Costume and most creative costume.
Winners announced in next months issue of Wagazine.
(Sunny Graham , 2022)
Booking your pets in for these day is recommended as we are guaranteed to be fully booked!

It's going to be spooktacular!

Alnwick Market

On Saturday 21st October we're back on the road with another Doggy Pop-up Stand at Alnwick Market.

This time it's our Hawl-o-ween Pop-up where your pet can visit our halloween photo booth, be involved in halloween themed games including Bobbing for Bones!

An image of...
You'll also get an opportunity to meet some of our team, discuss tips and tricks for training at home as well as discussing daycare opportunities for newbies.

We'll be at Alnwick Marketplace from 9am until 4pm.

Hope to see you there!


Fireworks night can be an exhilarating event for us all, but for our canine companions, it's often a source of intense anxiety.
An image of...
To ensure a calm and safe experience for your furry friends, consider these essential tips:
  • Closing windows and drawing curtains will help muffle the sound and reduce visual stimulation.
  • Playing calming music or white noise can further drown out the loud bursts of fireworks. Additionally, consider using a snug-fitting anxiety wrap or pheromone diffusers to provide a comforting sensation.
  • If possible, plan walks earlier in the day to tire them out. Remember to stay calm and reassuring, as dogs can sense your emotions. Never scold or punish them for their fear.
For severe cases, consult your vet for possible medication or additional interventions.

By implementing these measures, you can help your furry friends navigate fireworks night with confidence and comfort.


The Basenji dog breed is known as the "barkless dog" because it doesn't bark like other dogs. Instead, it makes unique yodel-like vocalisations.

An image of...



Hi I’m Chloe and I’m part of our management team between all of our centres. I’ve been with The Doggy Day Care Centre for around 4 years in which I’ve grown and progressed within the company. My favourite thing about being part of The Doggy Day Care Centre is taking part and running our markets and fair days, meeting new people and their pooches and showing them what we do is so rewarding.
I recently left the country for 5 months to travel South East Asia, my self and my boyfriend took the decision to move out of our home, pack our bags and explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Whilst experiencing so much during our time travelling my absolute highlight of my trip was volunteering in Dog Shelters in rural areas in Thailand. I not only helped the shelter with my experience and background with dogs, I also learned so many transferable skills from that experience. Working with sick, injured and disabled dogs and even going out onto the streets to save and rescue dogs was an experience I will never forget.
I have qualifications in Dog/Puppy Training, Canine Nutrition and Animal First Aid. I particularly enjoy making use of these with obedience and impulse control games within Day Care for our young pups to help them along with their puppy training and confidence building. Learning from the dogs within day care is my favourite part of the job as I learn something new every single day from all of the amazing dogs we see and their crazy personalities!
I love absolutely every dog breed that I come across however all working type dogs are my favourite to work with on an extra level. Border collies, border terriers, spaniels, Labradors and so many more working type dogs are so interesting to be around and learn from.

"Of course I also have my own dog, the day care legend himself... Cloud!"

Cloud is a Springer Spaniel cross Border Collie, who has been attending day care alongside me since he was a pup. He loves to play, to sleep, to cuddle and his favourite thing to do is learn new tricks. He thoroughly enjoys Flyball, agility and swimming which keeps us both fit and happy.
Outside of work I like to keep fit and spend time with my own dog, my weekends are filled with friends, family and more dogs! I love to eat out at nice restaurants with my boyfriend and a few cocktails never goes a miss!
I'll be at the Doggy Pop-up on Saturday 21st so come and say hi.


Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats


  • Whole Wheat flour
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Canned pumpkin - choose pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie puree (see my notes below)
  • Large egg
  • Flaxseed meal - this seed meal provides an extra nutty note that my dog loves while also supplying omega-3s that are good for dogs' skin and coats.
  • Baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C (375F). And prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the peanut butter and pumpkin together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk an egg into the pumpkin mixture until combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and flaxseed meal to the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon until no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Roll the cookie dough out onto a floured surface into a ⅛-inch thick round . Cut out cookie shapes with the cookie cutters and place 1 ½-2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  6. Complete with the rest of the dough, re-rolling it as needed.
  7. Bake the cookies until the bottom of the cookies just start to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack until cooled to room temperature.
Remember to always check for any allergies your dog may have before introducing new foods.
Further dog (and human) recipes available from



We’d love it if you could take a moment to leave us a review. Please consider our fantastic facilities, our very popular social media accounts, Wagazine - our brand new monthly newsletter, our Pet Taxi Service and of course our very friendly team.

You can also add a picture of your pooch too!


So, thats it for our first EVER issue, If you have any suggestions or heartwarming stories you'd like to share or pictures from "Beyond The Bowl", head to the contact page on our website.

Wag your tails in excitement and keep an eye on your inbox!

Love, The Doggy Day Care Team. X

custom custom custom custom custom 
View this email in your browser >