Well-being

 
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Coping mechanism of an
overly optimistic man

May 13, 2021

Rob by his own admission is a little too optimistic at times. Don't get us wrong, optimism isn't a bad thing, but it can be if when things don't go your way you're overly effected. Here he talks about 3 rules he applies to his life that help him deal with set backs and success in a more balanced way that's better for him, and those around him. So if you're an optimist and struggle not to take things personally, or someone who catastrophises on occasion, then this could be worth a watch. ✌💙

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Celebrating Music and its power to improve mental well-being

February 10, 2021

Blog by musical Dude, Dave C Music. ‘It’s only rock n roll’, it’s ‘the food of love’, ‘music is my first love, and it will be my last’, etc, etc. It...

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How a doodle helps me chip
away at the fear

January 31, 2021

Blog from Alex, one of our Dudes who wanted to share his own ongoing battles with anxiety and depression: Before 2016 I'd never experienced any no...

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#DudesWithPurpose

January 1, 2021

Blog by David, a Dude trying to find his way As we march on swiftly into 2021, I suspect most of us are keeping our fingers crossed for a much more...

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Coping Strategies for Men

October 1, 2020

How do men cope with the stresses of life, such as dealing with change? You may think it is a bit strange for a woman to be writing about coping strategies for men. Not only do I have men in my life, but I have also have the privilege of working with men with regards to mental health.

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Change is good. Talking is good...

September 3, 2020

Michael one of our top Dudes, leads the morning exercise routines on the Dudes & Dogs Online Community, here he shares his own positive experience...

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It's Time for Change. Are You Worried?

September 3, 2020

It’s normal to dread change. It’s normal to resist it.  If things are not broken, why try to fix them? We’ve all found change can be tough. Sometimes...

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Shining a Light on Men's Minds

August 31, 2020

A recent video interview saw Rob leave Mental Health First Aid Training specialist Clare Davis speechless, when he appeared on Clare's YouTube...

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Mind: How Getting a Dog Saved My Life

August 27, 2020

We knew we were onto something with this whole Dudes & Dogs thing... read this article from Mind about how dogs can help with mental health....

Walks

 
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Why We Do What We Do

April 21, 2021

Have a watch of this video from one of our original Dog Dudes Ryan.  here he talks about how grateful he is to all the guys coming on their walk...

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How I Adopted My Dream Dog and How She Affects My Life

February 15, 2021

Blog by Kieran, one of our top Dog Dudes who is a little excited to have adopted the gorgeous Lulu Back in early January, I’d been looking to adopt...

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Keeping Walking and Talking in Lockdown 3.0

January 27, 2021

This is what a virtual walk looks like. Not so scary after all. Here at Dudes & Dogs getting out into the fresh air with a dog or two is what...

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Why You Need To Join a Dudes & Dogs Walk

December 22, 2020

"What are my reasons for attending the Dudes & Dogs walks? Well, it may be a surprise, but it’s not really about me going there to share mental health issues."

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Why I Became a Dog Dude - Nick Poulton

December 16, 2020

Twelve months ago, I hadn’t heard of Dudes & Dogs, and here we are towards the end of one of the strangest years ever and I find myself a trained...

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Dudes & Dogs Walks: Now Available in Cheltenham

August 27, 2020

Following unavoidable delays with the start of the walks, due to lockdown and the travel restrictions, we are delighted to say that walks are now...

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An Overview of Dudes & Dogs by Founder Rob Osman

August 27, 2020

Rob sums up in 2 minutes exactly what Dudes & Dogs is about and why to join the walks.

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Join Dudes & Dogs On The Big Dog Walk

August 27, 2020

Take the Big Dog Walk challenge this September, helping to raise some vital funds for our animal charities. Show your support to the heroes looking after those doggo's in need by pledging your distance.

News

 
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An Exciting New Collaboration For Dudes & Dogs C.I.C.

April 21, 2021

During May we are teaming up with the awesome team over at PROJECT:TALK for a month of mental fitness. PROJECT:TALK CIC was founded in 2020 by a...

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A New Look for The Dudes & Dogs Van

January 14, 2021

At the end of last year we got to have something done we've wanted to do for a very long time and a huge thanks to Christian and his frankly awesome...

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Becoming a Dog Dude

December 15, 2020

We constantly have guys getting in touch with us asking how they can become a Dog Dude and lead their own walks, more than we can keep up with in fact...

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Three Peaks Challenge: Rob Starts the Training

August 27, 2020

Rob took the rare opportunity of a sunny day in the Lake District to take on Scafell, one of the three climbs in the epic D&D - 3 Peaks Challenge...