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How can scentwork help shelter dogs find new homes?

I first came to live in Cambridgeshire to start a new job in a large animal shelter. The 50 acre site was a temporary home for (most of the) hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, pigs, and more! My position as behaviourist meant that I was able to visit other branches and learn …

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happy Ettie terrier 4 days after spay

Spay – yay or nay? How to decide if neutering is right for your dog

So, I did it! Rather the vet did it. Ettie’s had her keyhole spay. It was done last week and I’m received to say that she sailed through it.  Don’t overshare When it comes to medical matters, I learned in the worst way not to overshare. My little foundling Toby, who I spotted wandering on …

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RECREATIONAL SNIFFING

Why recreational sniffing is not a waste of time

One of my favourite activities is to find new places to visit with my dogs. It’s something I crave during lockdown. I love the change of scene. The fun of experiencing a novel route, whether following (or trying to follow) predetermined paths. Or going off piste and exploring new woods, beaches and estates brings so …

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like Ettie

Why I’m desperate for my vet to like my dog.

Today I booked an appointment with my vet practice to have Ettie spayed. They haven’t met her before* so once I’d made the appointment I immediately began to worry if they would like her. What if they didn’t like her? What if they thought she was a gobby, determined, feisty terrier (she can be all …

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