Living with dogs

Helping the Bereaved Dog

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Recently, I was asked to do a piece regarding grief in dogs after one of the other dogs in the household passes away. Having only recently lost my beloved Takara, I understand this only too well. It’s hard enough for us when we lose a dog, after all they’re a member of the family. However, […]

Living with dogs

Can Dogs Lie?

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Last year, a study came out of Switzerland by Heberlein, Manser and Turner that appears to prove that dogs are capable of ‘tactical deception’ – lying – to get what they want. Whilst I haven’t yet read the study thoroughly to get my thoughts on it, I decided to write this blog after I was […]

Living with dogs

Is your dog getting enough…

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As dog trainers, we often stress the importance of providing dogs with enough stimulation and exercise. I’m really pleased to say that I’m meeting more and more pet owners who take this into consideration. However one thing that people often forget to consider is how much rest their dog needs. On average, an adult dog […]