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Sociability is as important to our dogs as it is to us. Why we should cut our dogs some slack as we all search for connection.

Most of us are craving connection. Craving being sociable. And not just verbal, but physical connection. Even anti-social introverts like me are missing hugging people. None of the lockdowns have been easy, but I think that many of us have found this last one the hardest. It came on the heels of so much separation. …

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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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How not to panic when your dog chases

I think at sometime everyone with a dog experiences the panic when our dog chases something. Especially for the first time. It’s not a nice feeling. The horror of the situation. The fear about what could happen. The loss of control. Once experienced, most responsible dog folks never want to go through it again. Don’t …

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My top twelve professional dog training tips. And why they work.

Have you ever wondered how a professional trainer can instantly make your dog look like an obedience champ while you struggle to get her to do the simplest sit? This can be both inspiring and infuriating. Let me share some of the secrets to our, pro trainers, success. Confidence In a nutshell, I think that …

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