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Fireworks season – Tips for owners

The next few weeks can be a worrying time for pet owners as celebrations such as Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year’s Eve can bring along the sights & sounds of fireworks, plus other strange, scary ‘stuff’. Here…

Finalists announced – Best Business Women Awards 2021

π—˜π˜…π—°π—Άπ˜π—Άπ—»π—΄ π—»π—²π˜„π˜€! It’s just been announced that I’m a finalist in the 2021 Best Business Women Awards for the following…

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…
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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…

WINNER: Dog Trainer of the Year – 2021 to 2022

π—¦π—’π— π—˜ π—šπ—₯π—˜π—”π—§ π—‘π—˜π—ͺ𝗦 I was nominated in the category Dog Trainer of the Year – Oxfordshire in the Prestige Awards…

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…

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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