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Give cats choice – they’ll love you more for it

A new study investigating the impact of interactions with cats has found that allowing cats to make their own decisions as to interact or not and adopting a ‘hands-off’ approach reduces aggression. The research conducted by Nottingham Trent University in…
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WINNER: Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties

Great news The LUXLife Pet Product & Services Awards 2021 winners have been announced, and I am delighted to receive…

New Certification – Protocol to Overcome Fear of Dogs in Kids

GOOD NEWS! Good news from founder of KAD Kids Around Dogs Debby Lucken.  Following my final assessment, Hanne is certified…

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…

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…

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