dogs and children

Did my pets know I was ill before I did?

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from dog owners that suggest their pets have sniffed out or alerted in some way their human friend to an illness or disease.  Indeed, in recent years there has been a rise in the number of dogs being trained to alert when an owner is likely to have an […]

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Baby proofing your dog

“Congratulations, you’re having a baby” said the doctor, confirming the results that the little pregnancy stick had revealed just a few days earlier.  It was 28th December 2012.  A wide range of emotions came to the fore as I suddenly I found myself saying aloud ”but what about the dog?” Over the last eleven years […]

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Dog helps detect stress levels in students

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Most parents will testify to the pressure our children come under whether at school, college or University. This may be borne out of bullying, unrequited love or exam time. Sadly, this pressure can become all too much for some students leading depression, drink, drugs and in some extreme cases – suicide or shootings. So, one […]

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Children and dogs

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A dog bite is serious and traumatic, especially for children. Being bitten by a dog can make a child distrust not only the dog that bit them, but also all dogs that they will ever meet in the course of their lives.

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