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It’s about dogs, or is it?

If you read my articles, blogs or social pages, you’re probably a dog lover, enthusiast, handler, trainer, foster carer, vet – vet nurse or perhaps a combination of them. If asked I am sure you will say you love dogs and want the best for them. Nothing surprising there, yeah? Good, because then I guess we all pretty much have …

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Why dogs are aggressive to their owners

First of all, I want to make clear that I am talking about behaviour problems, not a dog reacting from referred pain, or a puppy that is mouthing you etc., but a dog that may display aggression to their owner if: – The owner tries to move the dog off furniture The owner starts touching or adjusting a piece of …

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The problem with enrichment

Enrichment has become a term that is being used prolifically in the dog world the last few years. It’s like the latest buzz word! New puppy owners are encouraged to find ways to ensure their puppies stay enriched, are never bored, and always have something on hand to keep them stimulated. Dog owners with dogs that are anxious, destructive, reactive …

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Need help with your dog?

Well, you’re not alone, in fact when I see dogs out in public, on leash, off leash or even in their homes, the majority of dogs will not follow basic cues such as sit, come or heel whenever they are even slightly distracted. So what? You might say. Well, for one a dog that ignores you when he or she …

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In a perfect world

You have a dog with a behaviour problem, he is aggressive to other dogs, she is scared of people, he is territorial… This is of great concern for you as you really were aiming at raising a calm, friendly dog to all others, but it has not turned out that way. Maybe you did everything right and something just happened? …

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The value of dogs to me

I have had dogs all of my life, many dogs across many breeds, but I guess you could say I have a preference for working breeds, but I have owned many other breeds and crossbreeds, including a Chihuahua!I love the dog and human relationship, when its good, it is SO good. In the last few weeks, a few special moments …

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The animal welfare concern

In the last couple of weeks I have been sent a link to Politician Emma Hurst Facebook page, specifically this article. It is not a long article, nor of any value, but it is worth reading. (Link https://www.facebook.com/EmmaHurstMP/posts/374125164270859) So, a big emotive picture of some poor dog with injuries looking unhappy to draw in the dog owner and lover. But …

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My vet advises against raw feeding?

Well this is not uncommon to hear. In fact many times it kind of goes like this. One of my puppy owners goes to vet for check up. Vet raves about the appearance, health and condition of puppy and finally asks “what do you feed” They say “complete raw diet” and this is where things change. Their vet starts raving …

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