August 2015

60 Seconds With Dr Ian Dunbar

Dr Ian Dunbar is an animal behaviourist, veterinarian, trainer, writer, educationalist and seasoned broadcaster.  Ian revolutionised dog training in the early 1980s when he taught the world’s very first off-lead puppy socialisation and training classes.  Known for his wit (he does great impressions of a German Shepherd) and considered a leading authority on all things […]

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Radio Dacorum – Interview with Hanne Grice

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Tails were wagging across Dacorum on Tuesday when Hanne joined DJ Alice Mitchell and her pooch PJ to talk dogs, about her work and the secrets to success. A former student of our Puppy & Dog School, it was PJ’s birthday and he was on his best behaviour what with Hanne being in the studio!  […]

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Traditional training versus Modern methods

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It was only a few centuries ago that scientists and philosophers believed dogs were dumb animals incapable of thought.  Descartes, suggested dogs had no intelligence, reasoning or consciousness, instead they were controlled by physical reflexes and unthinking responses to things that stimulate them. Darwin challenged this with the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’ […]

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Dogs can recognise human faces

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There’s nothing better than being reunited with your pooch when you’ve been away; and You Tube is awash with such tear-jerking moments as the dog greets his owner. While there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that dogs recognise their owners faces, research has now proven it to be true.  Using an fMRI scanner, […]

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