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Help pets have a spook-free Halloween

Many households may be gearing-up for some fa-boo-lous fun, yet with more pets living with us than ever before, this can be a scary time for them. See my tips on how to help pets have a spook-free ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท…

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Fireworks season – Tips for owners

The next few weeks can be a worrying time for pet owners as celebrations such as ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท, ๐““๐“ฒ๐”€๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฒ and ๐“‘๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ can bring along the sights & sounds of fireworks, plus other strange, scary ‘stuff’. Here are my tips to help your pet cope.  For more advice visit https://www.doglistener.tv/2010/08/fear-of-noise/V 

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WINNER: Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties

Great news The LUXLife Pet Product & Services Awards 2021 winners have been announced, and I am delighted to receive the title ‘Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties‘.  Thank you for all your continued support, it means such a lot. You can read more about this by clicking onto the LUXLife Summer […]

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Cat stress, health & behaviour

Data suggests even stoic cats can have elevated levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, and other stress hormones, and that chronically stressed cats often feign sleep.  So until the cat exhibits obvious signs that attracts the ownerโ€™s attention, such as going off their food or reduced movement, the cat may be internalising his or her anxiety. […]

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Pet grief โ€“ it hurts

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Pet-keeping is one of the closest forms of human-animal interaction in Western society.  Although owner-pet relationships may stem from genetically based inclinations that attract humans to other living beings, other reasons for pet ownership include providing stability (Brickel, 1986), reciprocal love, affection (Bradshaw, 2017) and a sense of self (Belk, 1988).  In other words, research […]

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TIMES Radio interview – Hanne Grice talking separation anxiety post-lockdown

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With pet ownership on the rise, the global pandemic leading to dramatic changes in our pet’s routines and now owners soon to be returning to work, Hanne spoke with Mariella Frostrup at TIMES Radio about the risk of separation-related problems. Click onto the broadcast below.

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Create a sensory pet garden (inside or out)

Ever heard of a sensory garden?  It’s a self-contained garden that is designed to stimulate the senses not just with lovely looking and nice smelling plants and flowers but also by having items that can be interacted with, such as fuzzy plants to touch or giant instruments like a xylophone, strung up that people can […]

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Staying healthy & supporting your training during COVIDโ€“19

18th March 2020 – Message from Hanne Grice These are unsettling and extraordinary times as the situation with COVIDโ€“19 remains extremely dynamic.  Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 5pm briefing today, as an educator we are halting our current Puppy & Dog School classes.  We aim to offer our students booked onto our forthcoming courses alternative […]

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Ten tips to avoid spooking your pets this Halloween

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Halloween will soon be here.  While Halloween may be great fun for many, it can be a time of real worry for our four-legged friends.  Having the door knocked or bell rung throughout the evening then people dressed in strange looking outfits shouting “Trick or Treat” could spook even the most placid of pets and […]

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Dogs are eating 54,000 extra calories annually

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Over-indulgence can lead to weight-gain in humans and it is the same for pets.  Whilst many owners carefully manage their dog’s diet, a new survey indicates the average owner is feeding their dog an extra 54,000 calories a year, in addition to their daily meals. The research, conducted by food manufacturer Royal Canin, investigated how […]

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