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Providing for your pet in your will...

Previously we wrote an article on bereavement, and the emotional impact on owners when their beloved dog dies. The loss of a pet is something that most pet owners will have to face at some time in their lives. It’s a traumatic time, and one that can take many years to recover from. But what if you were to die or become incapacitated during your pets&r...

Resource Guarding...

Resource guarding occurs in many dogs for many different reasons, and it can be very worrying for owners who become fearful of their dog’s reaction should they approach him at the ‘wrong’ time. Although resource guarding is a natural canine behaviour, often learnt during puppyhood, where puppies are in constant competition for food and ente...

Deaf dogs communication advice...

If you are an owner of a deaf dog, you will know that the methods you use to communicate with a deaf dog, are different from those used to communicate with a hearing dog. If, on the other hand, you are considering adopting a dog, you may feel that you don’t have the skills necessary to give a deaf dog a home. You may overlook dogs who would be a perfe...

Joggers and Cyclists...

Advice for Runners, Joggers, Cyclists & Dog Owners Sharing Public Spaces Whether you are a runner or cyclist who has been chased by a dog, or a dog owner who has had to endure the embarrassment of your dog chasing a runner or cyclist where nothing you try will stop them, then we hope this article will be of interest. As a runner or cyclist, you ma...

Dog Aggression...

If you are worried that you have an aggressive dog whose behaviour is becoming a problem, you will probably need to get some professional help to resolve the issues causing the aggression before someone gets hurt. It is important to remember that the most commonly-seen aggression in dogs is a symptom of fear, and it can be fear of many and various things. T...

Keeping your Dog Happy and Healthy...

Are you doing all you can to keep your dog happy and healthy? Providing a healthy lifestyle and entertaining your dog through play and exercise are key to ensuring that your dog lives a long and happy life. We’ve got some tips to help you keep your dog in top shape: Food Feed your dog the best-quality food you can afford. The debates around raw food...

Dogs and Sleep...

Puppies You may be surprised to learn that your new little family member may be asleep for up to 20 hrs in any 24-hr period. All this rest is essential to enable your puppy to develop properly. Just like in human babies, good sleeping habits are important for their learning process. Puppies use a huge amount of energy in simply exploring, learning commands,...

It's not their fault...

It’s not their fault! Dogs have toilet accidents, dogs chew things they shouldn’t, dogs bark too much, dogs get aggressive. So, if it’s not their fault how do we, as humans react? Most important to remember is that there is no place, when sharing your life with a dog, for punishment, either verbal nor physical. A dog has no understanding o...

Pet Travel to Europe after Brexit...

Many of us enjoy holidays to Europe and love to take our pets with us. Matters have been quite confusing and somewhat worrying for us since the referendum to leave the EU, with the resulting negotiations being complicated and lengthy. The Government has now issued advice for those planning to take a pet to any EU country after 29th March 2019 in the unl...

Dog Breeders and New Legislation...

From 1st October 2018, amendments to the Animal Welfare Act (2006) will come into force. This means new rules on licencing and compliance will affect breeders. They may now be classed as a business and selling dogs for profit, which means that they need to be licenced. From this date, when you buy a puppy from a licenced breeder or seller, they must provide...

Does Your Dog Chase Livestock?...

Dogs have many behaviours that are instinctive rather than learned. These instinctive behaviours are inherited from their ancient ancestors such as wolves and other feral canines, and sometimes appear to make no sense in the modern world of pet dogs. All dog owners will have noticed some of them in our own pets; circling before lying down to rest (treading d...

Fear Aggression in Dogs...

A dog who shows aggression to other dogs, or even people can be very difficult to handle. It’s not surprising then that one of the main reasons for dogs being surrendered to shelters is aggression. Sadly, the prospects for a surrendered dog flagged as aggressive are not bright. Often the shelter will have no option but to euthanize the dog as they woul...