Occasionally I meet up with dog owners who for various reasons…no longer walk their dog.
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Owners often report of destructive, unwanted toileting, or howling and barking.
This is behaviour that often repulses us as dog owners, but actually poses very minimal health risks to ourselves.
Of course we all know that chocolate, alcohol, grapes, mouldy foods, certain nuts etc etc can be poisonous to our dogs.
Studies have just shown that our dogs can actually mirror our emotions.
We already know that they can make us feel better, when we are feeling down or low, by letting us release oxytocins from the brain.
Should I attend dog training sessions? There seems to be confusion out there in the doggie world! The short answer is YES!
The expression the hair of the dog, for an alcoholic drink taken to cure a hangover, is a shortening of ‘a hair of the dog that bit you’.
As a child I was animal mad!! Always trying to rescue something, or fix a poorly animal, in some shape or form.
It’s sad when Veterinary Practices and Behaviourist cannot work together, each having a different view on what’s driving a certain kind of unwanted behaviour from a dog.
In my weekly training classes I always try and get a rough idea of my clients life style, where they might walk their dog and how they might expect their dog to behave.
I’m astounded that a lot of clients I work with, still haven’t heard of these secure fields that seem to be now popping up all over the county.
With a demand in wanting to own a dog, more and more people are approaching rescue centres from other countries.
It seemed to be of great surprise and amusement to the presenters of a Sunday morning news program this morning, that you would part with £250-£300 to have a certificate in dog walking.
We are being told that up to 5 dogs a day are stolen from homes/ gardens or outside of shops and school gates, in the UK a day.