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Can allergy-friendly dogs prevent allergic reactions?

Allergies to dogs have increased in prevalence presumably as a result of increased dog ownership and sensitisation.  Consequently, public interest in “hypoallergenic” breeds has surged in the last decade.  Such interest was boosted when President Obama selected Bo, the Portuguese…

Poop-eating habits in dogs

One of the most common problems owners speak to me about is their dog’s habit of eating poop.  Known as…

Using ‘baby-talk’ gains attention and supports the human-dog bond

Data suggest dog owners tend to anthropomorphise their four-legged friends more than cat owners (Dotson et al., 2010).  Indeed, in…

Dog noise sensitivity and links with pain

There are numerous factors that can influence a dog’s behaviour, however, a new study has found a relationship between fear…

Are anxious people more likely to be bitten?

There are many variables that can lead to a dog bite including but not limited to: the context, what the…

How to tackle jumping up

One of the most common problems dog owners ask me about at Puppy & Dog School is “How do I…

Domestic violence and its links with pets

In 2016, The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) released figures that showed an estimated 1.8 million adults aged 16…

Canine predatory chase behaviour

When Fenton, the black Labrador, chased deer in Richmond Park hotly pursued by his frantic owner a few years ago,…

Don’t be a Jim – NRMs in training

Just as the sound of fingernails running down a blackboard sends tingles down my spine and raises the hair on…

Podcast: Fixed versus Growth Mindset

With 2017 just around the corner, many of us will be thinking about adopting some New Year’s resolutions.  That’s why…

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