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The Flea

The flea poses a significant risk to your dog As we head into the Summer Flea starts to pose a significant risk to dogs and their humans. These tiny external parasites live on the blood of mammals, and their bites can lead to serious health issues. Nobody

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Over Excitement

There are many causes of over-excitement. Your dog seeing prey-like bunnies, squirrels, birds can cause an excited response. Just being off-lead can excite for some dogs, listening to noises and sniffing the smells. Dogs rely on their senses for survival so with high sensory ability they

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Pause & Process Dog Training Method

Pause & Process dog training method is fundamentally the skill of Learning. When working with a dog with behavioural problems you have to think about the stress levels it is experiencing at all times. An increase in Cortisol (The Stress Hormone) which can inhibit its learning

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Rage Syndrome

What are the affects of Rage Syndrome in Dogs Rage Syndrome, also known as Sudden Onset Aggression is a serious behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in the Cocker Spaniel but can also be in a variety of other dog breeds. It is often confused

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It’s not Me or the Dog, its Me and the Dog

Have you got to a singular thought of me or the dog Many think that being a Behaviourist is about working solely with a dog’s behaviour, they think by just changing a dog’s behaviour then that’s the job done. Well I am here to tell you that

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Dangerous Dogs

Dangerous dogs and the people who fail to control them face a new clampdown in order to protect the public Defra Minister of State Jim Paice revealed today. Approximately 210,000 people a year are attacked by dogs in England alone, including 4,000 postal workers trying to

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Anxiety

Separation anxiety - how has it affected your dog Research suggests that canine separation anxiety is one of the most common behaviour problems that many dog owners experience. A recent study, which was conducted in the United Kingdom, indicated that as much as 50 percent of dogs

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The Retractable Lead!

We don't always think ahead to the possible negative incidences Many dog owners delight in the idea of a retractable leash, believing it gives their dog their freedom to roam and run while still connected with their owner. Unfortunately, until something awful happens, or almost happens, we're

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How to walk a Dog on the Lead

10 Steps to help you walk a dog on a lead To help you decide, read these tips on how to walk a dog on a lead, stay in control, and confirm you have the right tools for the ideal walk: 1. Priority: be aware of your

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Positive or Positive Reinforcement Training

What is positive reinforcement training? This can include teaching your dog to respond to certain commands, or helping your dog learn coping skills to certain environments. Dog training is called classical conditioning designed by the human get a dog performing a desired behavior or skill.  A person who

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Classical Conditioning its True History

Classical conditioning, celebrated number one type of learning for dogs. The thing that most people don’t know is that Classical Conditioning was actually discovered accidentally by Ivan Pavlov. Pavlov was a Russian physiologist who discovered this phenomenon while doing research on digestion of dogs. His research was

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Exercise the most important part of your dogs Life

The perfect exercise for your dog Engaging in physical exercise triggers a chain of chemical reactions in the body and brain that promote a feeling of calm. The mechanism works in essentially the same way in both dogs and people.Have you ever noticed how relaxed your dog

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OCD in Dogs

Managing OCD in dogs OCD in dogs, does it exist or is it an excuse for an untrained dog. Well having lived with a dog with OCD for the past six years I can tell you that it does exist and it can affect your relationship

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Why is our bond with dogs so strong

What is the bond with our dogs Over the last 12,000-14,000 years the human our bond with dogs has been second to none. We have not bonded in the same way to any other species of animal in quite the same way. Why is this bond

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Dominance Theory is it flawed or just misunderstood

Were the studies into the dominance theory focused on the wrong data The early wolf studies were not flawed they were misunderstood; the wolves were held in captivity and not in studied in their natural habitats this is a fact. The wolves had been captured from

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Canine Communication

Harnessing canine communication to maintain effective Social relationship Dogs have three main methods of communication: Auditory, Visual and Olfactory. Auditory Communication can be relayed over a range of distances. Dogs repertoire of sounds include barking, grunting, whining, yelping, screaming, howling, growling, tooth snapping and panting as a form of

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Canine Body Language

The key to interpreting Canine Body Language Canine body language is similar to Canine Communication, dogs use communication to convey different emotions of happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry using their faces and bodies. Canine body language is no different from any other animal but is an

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Healthy Weight for a dogs Life

What is the ideal weigh for a dog & how do we maintain it Track your dog's weight Losing weight can propel your dog toward better health, but only if the weight is lost in a healthy, controlled manner. To make sure your dog is losing weight at