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Dealing with a carsick dog or puppy
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29th March 2013
It is a simple fact of life that virtually every dog in the country will need to make a journey in the car at some point in their lives, and for many dogs, travelling in the car is simply a part of their everyday routine, and thoroughly enjoyable. We’ve already covered various issues surrounding transporting dogs by car, including ....Read Full Article

Bite inhibition - how to stop your puppy from biting
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27th March 2013
Anyone who has ever owned or played with a puppy will understand that the puppy grabbing hold of your hand with their teeth or biting lightly in play is a normal part of development, although those needle-sharp puppy teeth can often be painful even when used in play! Biting is not always an aggressive behaviour, and dogs and particu....Read Full Article

Information about dogs for potential dog owners
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27th March 2013
Dogs and man have a long history of living together happily side by side, which has led to dogs becoming the most popular pet in the UK and earning the well-deserved reputation of being “man’s best friend.” However, dogs are also one of the most high maintenance and potentially expensive pets to keep, in terms of both time and mo....Read Full Article

Ten tips for dealing with a begging dog
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25th March 2013
There can be few things more annoying than a dog that is always begging for table scraps, and giving in to the puppy dog eyes is a big no-no. Nevertheless, many pet owners fall for them now and again! This can easily be the start of a slippery slope, and there are few things as guaranteed to cause problems with training and obedience t....Read Full Article

Is your dog aggressive when on the lead?
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25th March 2013
It can be a source of confusion for many dog owners; why their usually calm, personable and sociable dog suddenly becomes much more tense, wound up and prone to act in a snappy or aggressive fashion when restrained on the lead. Indeed, looked at logically it doesn’t make any sense why a dog that is normally calm in nature and gets on....Read Full Article

Five easy steps to curb inappropriate chewing in dogs and puppies
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24th March 2013
Having a dog or puppy that chews everything in sight is a relatively common problem for many dog owners, and dogs have a natural propensity to chew that cannot and should not be completely discouraged. However, teaching your dog or puppy to be able to differentiate between appropriate chew toys and things he should not touch is importa....Read Full Article

Bonding with your dog - tips and mistakes
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23rd March 2013
Creating a strong and positive bond with your dog is vitally important, and affects the happiness of both you and your pet in the long term. How difficult or easy it is to deal with your dog on a day-to-day basis, as well as how easy your dog finds it to deal with you, comes down in large part to bonding, and how you and your dog view ....Read Full Article

Systematic desensitisation therapy for dogs
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21st March 2013
The phrase ‘systematic desensitisation therapy’ may contain a lot of syllables and sound rather convoluted, but in simple terms it can best be described as using repeated and progressive exposure to a source of stress or fear in order to bring about a reduction in fear or negative responses, due to developing familiarity with the s....Read Full Article

Thyroid problems in dogs
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21st March 2013
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck of the dog, and is responsible for releasing the hormones that are responsible for digestion, metabolism and weight regulation. Healthy thyroid function is essential to helping your dog to maintain a healthy weight without getting too fat or too thin, and to aid them in the digestion of their ....Read Full Article

Can dogs detect cancer?
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21st March 2013
Dogs enjoy a well-deserved reputation as ‘mans best friend,’ thanks to their loyalty, intelligence and enthusiasm for people. However, even so, it would appear that we might have been underestimating the ability of our four-legged friends for quite some time now! An increasing body of evidence is building up to support the theory ....Read Full Article

So you think you want a dog?
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20th March 2013
Have you been offered a dog or puppy, and it occurs to you that despite not really having considered having a dog before now, you might quite like one? Perhaps you have to let the current owner know quickly, and so you have to make your decision in a hurry. It all seems fairly straightforward; after all, a good percentage of the popula....Read Full Article

Dogs and routine - Why is a regular routine important?
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19th March 2013
Something that is generally quite firmly drummed into the minds of dog owners is that ‘dogs need a routine,’ and its true, a regular and reliable routine to follow is incredibly important for all domestic dogs. But do you know why this is the case, what keeping to a routine entails, and how to deal with times when you need to break....Read Full Article

Dealing with a jealous dog
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19th March 2013
Most dog lovers will have witnessed a familiar scene, either with their own pet or with someone else’s: a dog that simply cannot deal with being anything but the centre of attention. If another dog is around, if people are having a conversation, or if anything happens to take the focus of the owner’s attention away from the dog its....Read Full Article

The top ten most popular registered dog breeds in the UK
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19th March 2013
If you are considering buying a pedigree dog or are just interested in dogs in general, you might have wondered what the most popular breeds of dog in the UK are- and why!How is the popularity of a dog breed ascertained?The obvious question when considering what bre....Read Full Article

Dog breed traits that can influence temperament and behaviour
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18th March 2013
While it is absolutely true that every dog is an individual and that breeding alone should not be considered to dictate the temperament or behaviour of a dog, nevertheless there are various breed-specific factors to bear in mind that may in many ways influence or dictate your dog’s temperament and behaviour. If you are considering....Read Full Article

Behavioural problems and cognitive dysfunction in older dogs
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13th March 2013
Pet owners generally think of behavioural problems in dogs as being something that occurs in young animals that are still in the process of being trained, rather than something that older dogs are likely to develop later in life. This being the case, many dog owners are often shocked to realise that mature dogs can also sometimes be pr....Read Full Article

Are you considering buying a toy dog?
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13th March 2013
Just to be clear, this article is aimed at people who are considering buying one of the smaller breeds of dog, rather than a cuddly toy! The dog breeds that are referred to as ‘toy’ dog breeds are varied and numerous, and exactly what dogs make it onto the list will vary de....Read Full Article

Have you heard of The Yellow Dog Project?
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11th March 2013
Have you heard of the Yellow Dog Project? If you are a dog owner or spend any time around dogs, you should have done! The Yellow Dog Project is currently active in 47 countries across the world, and is a simple scheme aimed at raising awareness of being sensible around other dogs and respecting the fact that some dogs require a little ....Read Full Article

Teaching your dog tricks
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7th March 2013
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” so the old saying goes, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Ongoing training throughout the course of your dog’s lifetime is important to keep them sharp and their minds active, and to ensure that they remain alert and responsive to you throughout their lives. Work....Read Full Article

How to administer pills and capsules to dogs
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7th March 2013
Generally speaking, convincing a dog to take a pill without making a fuss or in some cases, even noticing, is much easier than it is to perform the same trick with cats! Often, the dog owner has a much easier time of things. However, this isn’t always the case, and for some dog owners, trying to worm their own dogs or give them any o....Read Full Article



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