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Some canny advice on how to train, look after and most of all, enjoy your dog.
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Moving to a new house is an exciting time, but these changes can be stressful on your pet.
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While it’s fun and exciting to bring your four-legged friends travelling, it can often be an anxiety-inducing experience for your dog.
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Everybody knows that child-proofing your home is necessary when introducing a newborn. Pet-proofing is the lesser-known relative of child-proofing!
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80% of vets note an increase in the number of pets coming into their offices overweight and sadly research backs up that obesity in pets has become increasingly common.
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It’s well known that humans need fruit and vegetables in their diet for balanced nutrition, but does your dog have the same requirements?
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Despite their fur, it’s a common misconception that dogs don’t feel the cold the same as humans, so protecting them from extreme winter weather is essential.
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Many of us treat our dogs like family, so it’s only natural that we want to take them on holiday with us. However, there is lots of criteria to tick off - just like searching for the perfect holiday for you, you want the perfect holiday for your pup, too!
A new study, undertaken in the UK on behavioural reasons for deaths in dogs under three years of age, has found that a staggering 33.7% of deaths was linked to undesirable behaviour problems.
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Many owners will have seen their dogs engage in that 'random runaround' known as 'zoomies'. Although more common in younger dogs and puppies, any dog can display that random burst of energy that we affectionately title the zoomies.
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During the summer months you will find it increasingly difficult to find areas you can freely walk your dog. Throughout the summer many beaches and parks restrict dogs from visiting.
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Now that Summer is here and we all start to turn our attention to going on holiday. Packing up the car for a day’s outing with our dog should be something to look forward to.
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This Post Is Designed To Educate Dog Owners To What A Dog Could Physically Endure When Left In A Hot Car....Please Read And Please Share
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Now that it’s spring and the weather is warming up, most of us will be planning some lovely long walks with the dog. Whilst out and about, it’s possible to come across an Adder basking in the sunshine as they emerge from their hibernation dens.
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Keeping pets brings real responsibility, and keeping dogs means considering their well-being not simply from a perspective of physical health but also their sense of belonging and sense of security.
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I read something recently that I wanted to share with you that may not be obvious and could prove helpful if either your dog goes missing or you encounter a dog that is lost.
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Keeping in good shape mentally and physically makes sense for all of us and sharing a healthy life with your dog means that you can live life well together.
Dogs have always fascinated me, I'm often found delving through the archives, studies and surveys on canine behaviour looking to bring my readers my latest finds.
Bob
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Are your fingertips and knuckle creases cracking  and splitting?  The cold, dry, winter air plays havoc with our skin from now until the warm, moist air returns in the spring.  
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Working as a canine behaviour counsellor means that I often have to help people understand why their dogs react or behave in a particular way.
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Just like humans, as dogs age, they benefit from being mentally stimulated.
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Pretty much every dog owner will be aware that dog waste is a bit of a 'hot topic' these days and a high percentage of both owners and non-owners share a resentment towards those that refuse to 'scoop the poop'.
For those of us that enjoy training our dogs a small tip can mean a lot and help our canine friends get the most out of a session.
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Many pet owners are occasionally tempted to share their food with their dogs and may not be aware of the fact below.
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When your dog pauses to sniff another dog's 'pee-mail' it is picking up a fair amount of information.
Does your dog ever howl along whilst you're listening to a piece of music? 
Bob
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You’ve probably heard it said that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s because it contains stuff that kills germs. 
Bob
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Our dogs may be deprived of common sense, but when it comes to the 5 senses, we should be in awe and understandably envious, with a couple of exceptions.
Humans, unless we're ambidextrous, will have a dominant hand but do the same rules apply when it comes to our canine friends?
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Seasonal Hazards (Autumn/Winter) Now that the days of summer have slipped by we all begin to turn our thoughts to events like Halloween, Bonfire night and preparations for Christmas.
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Did you know 80% of dogs over the age of three experience gum disease? Gum disease begins when bacteria sticks to the surface of teeth.

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