Monthly Archives: September 2014

Racing Greyhounds – how can this still be happening in 2014?

“Greyhound racing is a self-regulating gambling business that depends on the uncontrolled breeding and unaccountable disappearance of thousands of dogs every year. That is a situation that is unacceptable and indefensible,”  says actress Annette Crosbie OBE The Greyhound racing industry … Continue reading

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Adolescence and a second Fear Impact Period.

Sue McCabe in a recent great blog called Help I don’t Like my Dog says, ‘The dreaded teens can result in dogs who refuse to respond to commands they knew well a few months before. Recall can become non-existent. Chewing … Continue reading

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Could cuddling a dog be harrassment?

Imagine if a person, particularly someone you don’t know, suddenly grabs you around the waist and, despite your resistance, squeezes – maybe even starts humping you, what would you do? Struggle to escape? Shout at them? Call for help? Slap … Continue reading

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Dominance – Dare we use the ‘D’ word?

  In a very good article Melissa Starling says, ‘Come with me on a journey of the science of dominance in domestic dogs, but leave everything you think you know at the door’. She asks what actually is dominance?  Is … Continue reading

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Tug-of-war: Good or bad?

When we think of tug games, we seldom consider whether this could possibly harm our dogs physically. Dr. Peter Tobias says: Tug-of-war is a part of having fun with our dogs. However, many people do not know that playing too … Continue reading

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A dogs spine – key to a long healthy life?

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Peter Dobias in a YouTube video  is certain that a healthy spine and back is the key to our dog’s longevity. “Dogs are young as their spine is flexible’.  He says neck injuries or back injuries often result … Continue reading

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Air Fresheners – In preventing our room from smelling of dogs, are we harming them?

To quote Dr.Michelle Schoffro Cook Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice. You’ll be shocked to … Continue reading

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