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 […]

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Shock Collars WILL be banned… well, almost…

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Shock Collar Ban Announced Back in March we celebrated the announcement that the English government would bring into force a ban on electric shock collars following the lead of the Welsh ban already in force and the Scottish ban coming into force. Something dog behaviour professionals and animal welfare organisations have been campaigning for. This […]