I experienced it first hand with my own dogs, with foster dogs and through rescue organisations.It is one of the most challenging behaviours for so many pet parents to live with.So many dogs are relinquished or PTS because of reactive type behaviours.Because I have experienced the pain, the frustration, the sadness, the overwhelm, the embarrassment, the stressRead More
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Dog smelling the roses
When our dog is behaving in a way that we find unacceptable or we feel as though they should be able to cope we can pause and ask ourselves a few questions: Why is my dog behaving this wayWhat does my dog need to not behave this wayDoes my dog feel safeWhose agenda and timetable am IRead More
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This was a headline and a topic on televesion yesterday in the UK.There was a discussion that touched on a number of myths about dog walks and exercise. There was an association and a presumption that a dog is somehow lacking quality exercise if they are on lead. That a dog must run to burn energy offRead More
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It is becoming increasingly challenging to find a safe space to enjoy a walk with dogs.I see posts on social media that blame the people that walk their dogs on lead for being the cause of an off lead dogs inappropriate approach and subsequent behaviours.Is it easier to have a dog off lead than to work onRead More
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