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Introducing your puppy to your cat

Nurturing appropriate cat-dog relationships is something I’m passionate about and that’s because bringing a new puppy into your home can be a joyful experience, but it can also be a bit daunting if you already have a resident cat. A…

What is counterconditioning in animal training?

Counterconditioning is a form of behavioural therapy that involves changing an animal’s emotional response to a specific stimulus. This is…

What is desensitisation in animal training?

Desensitisation is a behaviour therapy technique used to reduce a person’s or animal’s fear, anxiety, or other negative emotional response…

Why pet owners should focus on using positive reinforcement methods

Positive reinforcement is a widely accepted and effective method for addressing behaviour problems in pets. What is positive reinforcement? Positive…

The Cat Consent Test

When it comes to petting, it is best to remember that cats as a species are not inherently social or…

Stress and burnout

With the ever-increasing financial challenges faced by pet owners, demands on time which may impact work/life balance, as well as…
The Map of the Dog - an article about body handling

Helping your dog cope with body handling

For some dogs, any grooming or medical handling can create fearful responses which may end up with the dog barking,…

Pet parenting style influences dog behaviour

A new paper from Brubaker and Udell (2022) has found that the parenting style of the owner[s] can predict certain…

Separation anxiety – Hanne discusses this & more in podcast

I was delighted to speak with Rhiannon Shepherd recently from the Pet Perspective for Napo Pet Insurance about separation anxiety – what…

Over 80% of owners are worried about leaving pets home alone

According to a new survey conducted by 4lite, a smart lighting brand, over 80% of pandemic-pup owners are worried about…

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