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There are currently numerous photos and videos floating around various social media platforms depicting our children’s ‘fantastic’ relationship with our pets.

 
Captions such as “Fido is great with children, they can climb and jump on him and even grab his tail and he j...

I am the proud owner of a deaf Dalmatian called Logan. A dog considered by many to be untrainable because of the fact he cannot hear. The truth; I’d have a deaf dog over a hearing one any day!

When I was researching deaf dogs both when Logan was a puppy and when writing...

I work in a retail environment that stocks a wide range of outdoors and pet products and so regularly see dogs both service and otherwise wandering around the store with their owners. As I work on the shop floor I often get first-hand experience watching how these dogs...

There are several divides in the dog training world regarding which techniques are best and which should no longer be used. Ultimately any behaviour can be taught using force free training so with that in mind why is it that people still resort to methods that rely on...

When people ask me how to teach their pet a trick, or how to change certain behaviour they often appear a little of put when I suggest the use of food. “But I don’t want to use food” or “Then my dog will only work for treats” are responses that I am often met with.

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One of the problems that seem to arise in dog training is the speed at which people want their dogs trained. Many owners (not all) expect a quick fix; to hand a dog over to a trainer, or take a dog to a few classes and in doing so expect the dog to be immediately obedi...

Growling is one of the most important ways that a dog can communicate to the people and the animals around it that its feeling uncomfortable. A dog cannot turn around and say to you "I don't like that can you please stop" or "I'm really tired and just want to be left a...

“Give Deaf Dalmatians A Chance At Life" was the title of a petition I read this morning and is in fact partly to blame for me writing this article. I live with a five year old Dalmatian who was diagnosed with complete deafness when he was just a few weeks old. Now, dea...

Nearly all dog owners today will understand the importance of physical exercise for their dogs. It prevents them from becoming overweight, allows them to let off some energy, it is fun and it improves quality of life. However not all dog owners understand or choose to...

Puppy farms are ‘establishments’ where breeders focus more on profit than they do on their animals’ health. These breeders will breed puppies for sale in pet shops, online, or from a separate location like a farm (rarely are they sold where the real conditions of the d...

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