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Some hacks to burn your dog’s energy during lockdown

While many of us are in lockdown, this presents a challenge for owners of energetic young dogs and certain breeds that typically require more exercise than others.  Research suggests that reduced physical and mental stimulation is associated with increased dog…

Socialising your puppy to people during COVID-19

When we bring a puppy into our home, we want our dog to settle in quickly, be comfortable in their…
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Staying healthy & supporting your training during COVID–19

18th March 2020 – Message from Hanne Grice These are unsettling and extraordinary times as the situation with COVID–19 remains…

Generalisation of behaviours – “But he’ll do it at home!”

This week I was having a chat with a client who was trying to understand why her dog was struggling…

Bones trigger stress response when animals face danger

When humans and animals are faced with danger, hormones (glucocorticoids) flood the body in preparation for ‘flight or fight’, this…

60 Seconds with Ann Baslington-Davies – expert canine witness

Ann Baslington-Davis is a Canine Behaviour Analyst, specialising as an expert witness for Court cases involving dog bites and fights. …

Dogs can be good for your social life

A recent poll of 2,000 dog owners by Janevic et al. (2019) supports previous findings that pets can promote social…

Dogs reduce risk of Uni students failing their studies

Numerous studies suggest dogs can improve physiological and psychological health in adults and even enhance cognitive development in infants (Hurley…

Dog attacks – what studies tell us

This past week we have heard the horrific news of a young boy in Cornwall being killed and a baby…

Could you catch flu from your dog?

Zoonostic diseases (caused by bacteria, virus and parasites that spread from animals and humans) include Ebola and Salmonella.  Scientists at…

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