June 2014

Dog Bite Prevention – Top 5 Tips

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In my role as a dog trainer and behaviour specialist, I’m often called into homes where owners have been bitten by their dogs; understandably this is very distressing and confusing for owners, especially when they believe there was no clear warning, but was there?  Most dogs will give some warning signals before an attack, however, […]

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New study shows dogs find kennels ‘exciting’

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Going away for the holidays but leaving Fido behind? According to new research, there’s no need to feel guilty if your dog is going into kennels, because he will be ‘excited’ with a change of scenery. A recent study led by Dr Lisa Collins from the University of Lincoln has suggested that dogs may enjoy […]

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Waterproofing your pooch – how to play safe

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As the warm weather continues, it’s a great opportunity to let your dog enjoy some funtime in the water to stay cool. Whether your water-loving dog enjoys a game of fetch in the stream or you have a pond that he likes to take a dip into, it is important to ensure he’s “waterproof”. Here […]

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Study sheds light on why a dog is man’s best friend

A new study conducted researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York has revealed findings that indicate the bond between man and dog may be linked to the dog’s behavior. The study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation at Canisius College, looked at human-animal attachment among 60 dog-owning […]

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New study reveals dogs are less fearful when exposed to regular human contact involving toys

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Research from the University of Melbourne has just been published which may prove helpful to rescue organisations. The study examined the effects of human contact and toys on fear responses to humans in small breed rescue dogs. The research, conducted by the Animal Welfare Science Centre, involved ninety rescue dogs split into three groups. ·         […]

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