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Why Does My Dog?

Why Does My Dog?

As dog owners, we love our dogs and enjoy their little quirks and personality traits, but sometimes their behaviours might leave us bemused. This is often because these are instinctive survival or pack behaviours inherited from their ancestors. read more…

Is Your Dog Afraid?

Is Your Dog Afraid?

Do you know if your dog is afraid? Knowing the signs of fear in your dog can help you to address this emotion before the fear escalates. Often when we visit a home, we see that behaviours such as aggression, biting, barking uncontrollably, destructiveness and submissive urination may be rooted in fear. Fear in dogs manifests itself in different ways depending on what your dog is afraid of. It can also depend on his temperament. read more…

Keeping Your Dog Entertained When Home Alone

Keeping Your Dog Entertained When Home Alone

How does your dog cope when left home alone? Does he wait patiently for your return, listening for the sound of the car on the drive, or the key in the lock? Does he become bored or even stressed and seek out some entertainment? read more…

Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?

Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?

I was speaking with a woman the other day who was concerned that training her dog might "break her spirit". Her dog is loving and funny, and she didn't want to do anything that would change that. I don't t blame her. I wouldn't want to break my dog's spirit, or change the quirks and idiosyncrasies which give my dog his personality. read more…

How Does A Dog's Nose Work?

How Does A Dog's Nose Work?

You know your dog can smell its treats before they’ve even reached the bowl, but just how does a dog’s nose work? Simply put, dog noses are way more powerful than our human ones. They also use a lot more brain power to sniff out things that we can’t smell. Here’s a look at how your dog’s nose is perfectly designed for Man’s Best Friend. read more…

Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend

Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend

It is important for dog owners to understand that dogs actually grieve the loss of other dogs. The grief occurs to varying degrees, depending on the bonds built over time together. read more…

Muzzle Training Your Dog

Muzzle Training Your Dog

There was a time when muzzles were considered the sign of a dangerous dog. Fitting a muzzle was a last resort for owners who could not trust their dog not to attack other dogs and/or people. Although muzzles are much more widely used these days for many and various reasons other than aggression, owners are often reluctant to use a muzzle as they feel that it will stigmatise them and their dog. However, muzzles can be useful in many ways and their use shouldn't be discounted. read more…

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