dog behaviour

Podcast: Fixed versus Growth Mindset

With 2017 just around the corner, many of us will be thinking about adopting some New Year’s resolutions.  That’s why I’ve put together this podcast about adopting a growth mind set.  Studies have shown that the brain is ‘elastic’, meaning if you have always been bad at maths you can change this if you get […]

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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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Dog ownership reduces stress in families with autistic children

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There have been a number of studies in recent years that have looked at the impact of dogs on children with autism.  Findings have shown that our four–legged friends can give a child confidence and teach them about responsibility to improving a child’s social skills.  Now a new study has found that owning a pet […]

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Dogs in hot cars – is it illegal to smash the window?

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The weather hit an all time high this week with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees celsius across the United Kingdom.  Despite the plethora of information shared across social media channels about the dangers of leaving pets in cars, the press has reported a number of stories about the rescue of young children and dogs from […]

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Human lung disease found in dogs

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A new study has discovered that a rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PVOD), previously only thought to occur in humans, has been discovered in dogs.  This is the first time the disease has ever been documented in another species. Kurt Williams, the lead author of the study conducted by Michigan State University said: “PVOD is […]

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Talk Radio – Interview with Hanne Grice

When Pero the sheepdog travelled nearly 250 miles to be reunited back with his owner having been put out on loan to another farmer, the story caught the attention of the media across the world. But how did the dog achieve such an amazing feat, managing to navigate his way home? This was the question […]

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How a break-up can affect your pet

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According to the Office of National Statistics around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.  With an estimated 12 million (46% of) households owning pets, it’s likely that a number of these animals will be impacted when a relationship breaks-down.  Of all the species, John Wright, a Professor of Psychology at Mercer […]

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The science behind where your dog poops & finds his way home

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If – like me – you’ve stood in the rain for what seems like an age as you wait for your dog to pick that ‘perfect’ location to poop then take comfort, there’s a scientific explanation for this! Over a period of two years, the Czech University of Life Sciences monitored the body positions of […]

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Dogs’ intelligence test may benefit humans

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A new intelligence test has been developed for dogs.  While this isn’t the first of it’s kind that can tell you if your dog is a Canine-Einstein, the results are likely to benefit the studies into human dementia. The study was developed by Rosalind Arden, a research associate at the London School of Economics, in […]

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A Christmas thank you…

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support this year.  From referring us to family and friends to liking and sharing our news – we appreciate all that you have done.  As a result, it’s been an awesome year for us.  Thanks to […]

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