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How to prepare your dog before having a baby:

Why do some dogs have difficulty with a new baby? A new baby arriving overnight can be a drastic change which dogs will feel as many like routine to help them feel confident and secure. Unless they are prepared for the changes then they may become very unsettled. A new baby could mean less attention […]

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Puppy Fear Phases

Puppy fear periods are normal milestones in puppy development and all puppies go through them. They will experience two different fear periods before reaching adulthood and each fear period will last roughly 2-3 weeks. During a fear period, puppies become more sensitive and aware of the world around them. They may become concerned or unsure about […]

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Dog Head Shapes And Why They Matter

Dogs come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, there’s the perfect dog for everyone.  I guess that’s why we love them all so much. Dog head shapes are particularly fascinating. They actually help us to understand what some of our dogs strengths might be! The cephalic Index: The Cephalic Index describes this variation […]

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Cooling Tips for Dogs

As we welcome the warmer weather let’s take a look at how our canines can stay cool.  Our dogs regular body temperature is a little warmer than our own and with that all round fur coat (for most breeds) they do sometimes struggle a little on the warmer days. Your dog will have their own […]

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Reactivity and Training A Reactive Dog

Reactivity is one of the most frequent behaviour challenges people seek help with.  Training a reactive dog takes a lot of time, patience and often includes doubting the progress.  A few months ago I adopted a highly reactive dog and these are my lessons from the first few months. What Is Reactivity? Reactivity is any […]

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Preventing Separation Anxiety in Dogs… Especially During Lockdown

We are now in our second lockdown and one of my major concerns for the new puppies around who are not attending puppy classes at this time, is the need for owners to plan and build confidence skills in their puppies, INCLUDING BEING LEFT ALONE! I know your puppies are incredibly cute and so amusing […]

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Helping fearful dogs through fireworks

As we are facing another lockdown and there may be more frequent smaller fireworks from people at home.  So it is helpful to tackle the issue of fireworks and Dogs today! Just a quick note this information can also help with Dogs who struggle with thunderstorms too! Let us start with thoughts about why some […]