Dog Behaviour

For the love of dogs! The main focus throughout this period of study has been mainly the behaviour of canines and why they behaviour in certain ways. I have been able to put what I have learnt to good practise as I personally run a dog playgroup. Many of the dogs who have attended my sessions have presented behavioural issues … Read More

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

You will have no doubt heard that a dog is a man’s best friend. But perhaps you haven’t considered that the reverse may also be true. A dog’s best friend can be their owner. If they are ever parted, the resultant effects on the dog can be very serious indeed. If you own a dog and notice that your pet … Read More

OVER VACCINATION OF OUR DOGS?

Puppies are commonly vaccinated when they are young, usually a first dose will be issued at around 8 weeks old, then a second dose around 12 weeks old. When puppies are born, they inherit maternally derived antibodies (MDA) from their mother’s milk which will provide a level of passive immunity against disease. This can obviously be compromised if the mother … Read More

Dog Trick Training with Daisy the Border Collie

October, the clocks had just gone back which meant the two or three hours walk Daisy had after work was now a thing of the past and while we looked forward to the 21st March and light nights again it was a long way off. And being a Border collie made matters worse as mental and physical stimulation are a … Read More

Canine Myotherapy

Dog Massage is also known as Canine Myotherapy! Many dog owners go to great lengths to ensure their dog is happy and well looked after – or do they? Buying dog food that is eaten with such readiness as a good vacuum cleaner sucking up dirt is not an indicator that the food is of the best nutritional value. In … Read More

How to stop a dog barking!

Dog barking is for the most a natural behaviour in the canine world and serves various and essential purposes, however when it becomes constant especially in a residential environment then it creates a nuisance and peace is lost. Dogs bark for various reasons and then so do humans, in fact humans bark, scream and shout more than dogs if we … Read More

How to stop your dog digging up your lawn

Most dogs are natural hunters who love to dig. All dogs from time to time will instinctively and naturally dig for food, prey or out of boredom, discharging excessive energy or for fun. Dogs also dig out of habit and survival rituals. Dog digging is natural and it is a physical expression of their instincts. If you give a dog … Read More

Canine Lyme Disease Warning

Lyme disease is a severe transmitted tick-borne disease that wreaks havoc in the canine world by causing inflammation of the dog’s joints leading to lameness, loss of appetite and low mood otherwise known as depression. This disease is considered by vets has high up on the list of some of the most problematic and nasty diseases that can affect a … Read More

How to recall a dog

How to recall a dog If you are an inexperienced dog owner looking to learn how to call your dog back effectively, this tutorial may be a good starting point for you. Many new and inexperienced dog owners become anxious and worried when their dog runs off and won’t come back. Busy dog owners haven’t got time to be learning … Read More

Reasons to not let a dog lick your face

Reasons to not let a dog lick your face. There are many reasons why you should not let a dog lick your skin especially on your face and around your lips. You often see dog owners allowing their dog to lick their face especially around their mouth and they seem okay with this as if they don’t realise how many … Read More