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Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?

Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?

I was speaking with a woman the other day who was concerned that training her dog might "break her spirit". Her dog is loving and funny, and she didn't want to do anything that would change that. I don't t blame her. I wouldn't want to break my dog's spirit, or change the quirks and idiosyncrasies which give my dog his personality. read more…

How Does A Dog's Nose Work?

How Does A Dog's Nose Work?

You know your dog can smell its treats before they’ve even reached the bowl, but just how does a dog’s nose work? Simply put, dog noses are way more powerful than our human ones. They also use a lot more brain power to sniff out things that we can’t smell. Here’s a look at how your dog’s nose is perfectly designed for Man’s Best Friend. read more…

Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend

Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend

It is important for dog owners to understand that dogs actually grieve the loss of other dogs. The grief occurs to varying degrees, depending on the bonds built over time together. read more…

Muzzle Training Your Dog

Muzzle Training Your Dog

There was a time when muzzles were considered the sign of a dangerous dog. Fitting a muzzle was a last resort for owners who could not trust their dog not to attack other dogs and/or people. Although muzzles are much more widely used these days for many and various reasons other than aggression, owners are often reluctant to use a muzzle as they feel that it will stigmatise them and their dog. However, muzzles can be useful in many ways and their use shouldn't be discounted. read more…

Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The shops are full of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns in preparation for Easter weekend, many of us are looking to have a nice long weekend away from work, spending time with family, friends and our dogs. read more…

Dogs Teaching Dogs

Dogs Teaching Dogs

Just like older brothers and sisters teach their younger siblings, so too do dogs – both good and bad habits! As parents, we generally have more time to spend with the older child since at that point they are the only child. This often happens with dogs. Many dog owners spend a lot of time teaching the older dog how to fit into the family. You hopefully have imposed some rules, and through repetition and training have a well-behaved older dog. read more…

Prepare Your Dog For A Visit To The Veterinarian

Prepare Your Dog For A Visit To The Veterinarian

Visiting your veterinarian is essential to keeping your dog healthy and happy, and it is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. However, a routine checkup can sometimes be distressing to our canine companions. read more…

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