August 2016

Dogs know what you’re saying and how you say it

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Scientists have discovered what many owners have long suspected: dogs understand some of what we’re saying. The study, conducted by the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, involved 13 dogs trained to lie motionless in an MRI scanner.  The researchers were looking for brain regions that differentiated between meaningful and meaningless words, or between praising and […]

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Webcast: Moving house – tips for dog owners

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A pet’s survival guide… Moving house can be an incredibly exciting yet stressful time for us humans, and it can affect our pets too.  Dogs like status quo and they are intuitive creatures; a combination of their environment changing and picking up on our frazzled emotions may lead to some unwanted dog behaviours. Watch our […]

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Webcast: Choosing the right pet care for your dog

I’m often asked by owners what factors they should consider when choosing their pet carer – whether that’s because work means their dog has to be left alone for periods of time during the day, or they are going on holiday.  Having run a successful pet care and behaviour business for over ten years, you […]

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Are dogs selfish?

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Man and dog have been together for thousands of years, forging a relationship that most would consider is mutually beneficial.  Hollywood created one of the most enduring images of Fido and the incredible bond we share with the incarnation of Lassie.  He was a Collie with the heart of a lion and the navigational skills […]

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And the breed most likely to bite is….

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According to the Kennel Club, the number one breed in the UK is the Labrador.  This friendly, lovable breed has long been a family favourite. However, with evidence suggesting most dog bites are from the family pet that’s had no previous history of biting, it follows that Britain’s most popular breed is also responsible for […]

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Factors to consider when choosing a dog

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Many people choose a dog based on experiences from their past.  They may have fond memories of a dog once owned by their family when they were children.  Others may surf the internet and fall in love with one online.  However, the surest way to select the right family dog for you is to consider […]

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English Bulldog health comes under fire

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The English bulldog is one of the most popular breeds and it’s also a national icon, symbolising British pluck.  But many experts have long cited this breed as symbolising all that is wrong with dog-fancy, due to their sheer number of health problems.  In 2004, a survey by the Kennel Club of Great Britain found […]

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