dog aggression

Dog massage – ‘Galen in action’ with Caroline Durrant

Our four-legged friends stand on their toes, ankles in the air with their knees forward.  Imagine doing that all day and you will have a better idea of the weight and stress Fido puts on his muscles and joints.  It takes lots of energy, strength, and flexibility to chase squirrels, scratch behind ears, wrestle with […]

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Stress in dogs – what we can’t see

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A large part of my work involves teaching pet owners to recognise the signs of stress.  After all, if we can recognise the early warning signs that our four-legged friend is feeling uncomfortable then we can do something about it to take that pressure away. But what about the stuff you cannot see?  Have you […]

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Staying safe on a walk

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That regular trip around the block or down to the park can lull us dog owners, into a false sense of security and routine about our walk. But have you ever considered what you would do if your safety or that of your dog’s was compromised? Although dogfights look and sound frightening, most of them end […]

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Puppy classes Berkhamsted & Tring

So, you’ve got a new puppy and you are planning to start puppy classes because you know good puppy classes are an integral part of helping you and your dog invest in a long and harmonious future. We offer a range of courses for puppies to teenage dogs to help set you up for success. […]

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Misunderstanding can lead to dog bites

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In my role as a 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?

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Possession aggression

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‘Possession aggression’ is the term used to describe threatening behaviour such as staring, standing over, showing of teeth, low to rising growling, snarling, snapping and/or biting, when it is associated with toys or other items in the dog’s possession.  It can also be referred to as resource guarding. A dog that’s potentially possessive aggressive will […]

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