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Living with behavioural problems – owners’ experiences

Over the years I’ve seen the emotional and financial impact on owners who live with a pet that exhibits undesirable behaviours. Whilst there is plenty of data relating to the welfare of pets with problems, there is little on the…

The impact of pre-adolescent dog training on behaviour

A new study by Dinwoodie et al. (2021) has looked the age at which dogs were trained as puppies and…

Maternal stress & puppies

I worked out the other week that since the pandemic started, I’ve trained with well over 300 puppies with this…

Self-awareness in animals

The most common test of self-awareness is the ‘mirror test’ developed by Gallup in 1970, originally using chimpanzees.    The…

Cat stress, health & behaviour

Data suggests even stoic cats can have elevated levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, and other stress hormones, and that chronically…

Watching baby animals is good for you!

It would take a hardened heart or perhaps an aversion to pets to not feel some sort of warm feeling…

Pet grief – it hurts

Pet-keeping is one of the closest forms of human-animal interaction in Western society.  Although owner-pet relationships may stem from genetically…

Christmas – A pet owner’s survival guide

The countdown to Christmas has begun.  Our homes are typically filled by now with Christmas trees, baubles, gift wrap, interesting…

VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Playing With Your Dog

This year has without a doubt been a strange and troubling one for many.  However, for me it also brings…

PODCAST: Hanne’s interview on babies and dog-owner relationships

I was delighted to recently speak with friend & trainer Oli Juste from Channel 4’s Puppy School.  Oli has a…

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