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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
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.
Just like humans, as dogs age, they benefit from being mentally stimulated.
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'.
One of the most common queries I have received when talking to dog owners is "How do I stop my dog from pulling me on a walk?"
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.
Many pet owners are occasionally tempted to share their food with their dogs and may not be aware of the fact below.
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? 
You’ve probably heard it said that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s because it contains stuff that kills germs. 
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?
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.
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.
Fleas are the tiny vampires of the dog world. Like mosquitoes and other blood-seeking parasites, fleas bite their victims to obtain their blood and then live off the rich nutrients found there.
I recently read an article about dog-friendly workplaces and the impact on employees.
5 Top Tips to Help You Read Your Dog's Body Language
Below are five simple tips that owners can use to promote positive engagement and help keep their dog mentally stimulated.
Everyone likes to see a soft shiny coat on their dog because, well, because it just looks healthy.  But, it goes much deeper than just looks.
Dog owners are in for a bit of a treat with this post (excuse the pun!). I recently came across a set of statistics that threw up some interesting findings.
Bloat - Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) This is an extremely serious first aid situation. It occurs when the stomach becomes enlarged through a build-up of gas and then twists along its long axis.
It’s fairly well-known that Diabetes is a disease that affects people but did you know that dogs get diabetes too? In fact Diabetes Mellitus (to give it its full name) is one of the most common endocrine conditions seen in dogs.
This is one of those, I wonder why questions, that many of us have asked over the years. Just as you may have imagined there is not a simple answer to this age old question.
I was asked recently my opinion on which dog breeds bark the most and gave the answer that, in my experience, smaller breeds were the most likely to bark randomly. 
My curiosity was piqued recently when I came across a study stating that anxiety may prematurely give dogs grey hair. Interested to know why some of our canine friends tended to go grey around the muzzle area earlier than others I was keen to know more.

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