Living with dogs

Help! My Puppy Cries At Night

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Most puppies come from a litter of several puppies, and even if they have been split from their mum for a while, they will still have been used to being with their littermates 24/7. When your puppy comes into your home, she leaves everything she previously knew behind and enters a whole new world. And […]

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 […]

Children & Dogs

Manners cost nothing

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“I can remember, I was about 9 or 10 years old when it happened. I mean, the touching had been going on for years, day in, day out… but this particular instance was when I was around 10 years old. I didn’t know him, but a man came up to me in the park, stroked […]

Living with dogs

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 […]

Living with dogs

Tips for a dog-friendly Easter

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Easter with your dog Easter is a great time for spending time with the family, and with special dog-safe Easter Eggs available to buy, even the pooch can join in! However, there are also hazards you need to be aware of.  ChocolateChocolate contains theobromine which is toxic to dogs. Even a small amount of chocolate […]