September 2014

Press Release: Now we can find out what our pet really thinks of us

UK’s leading Animal Communicator & Pet Psychic is coming to Tring With the school half term just around the corner, most of us will be spending more time at home with the family and there may be more people around than usual, this could lead to confusion for the family pet.  Some dogs react differently […]

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Top 5 Tips for training recall

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When the video of ‘Fenton’, the lively black Labrador, chasing deer across Richmond Park followed by his swearing owner went viral three years ago, dog owners around the world nodded in understanding – haven’t we all been there at some stage? Teaching a reliable recall is best achieved when our dog is young. But often, […]

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Dogs can decode another’s bark

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In Walt Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, the infamous ‘Twilight Bark’ was explained away to viewers as the dogs version of the ‘telephone’. Little did we realise that over fifty years later science would prove just that! Pongrácz Péter from Eötvös Loránd University and his team have conducted a study to investigate whether dogs can decipher the acoustic […]

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Film has influenced breed choice over the years

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Art, literature and entertainment has greatly influenced our thinking leading to the anthropomorphism of dogs; I call this ‘The Lassie Effect’™. Lassie was a Collie with the heart of a lion and the navigational skills of a pigeon. Lassie made the public believe he could think, plan, sympathise, know right from wrong, remember complicated facts […]

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Shock collars present welfare risk to dogs

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It is estimated that close to 500,000 dog owners in the UK use electronic collars (e-collars). With around to 170 different models of e-collars available on the market, the use of these devices in dog training doesn’t come without controversy. The latest research from the University of Lincoln seems to back previous studies that show […]

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