Monthly Archives: October 2014

What have pigeons to do with a dog walking nicely?

A dog may walk nicely for a couple of steps – and then start pulling.  He may sit down nicely – and then get straight up again. How can we increase duration – get him to continue the behaviour for … Continue reading

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Fireworks – What if your dog could go temporarily deaf around November 5th?

We talk of management in many behavioural situations, but apart from drawing the curtains and turning up the TV, management is rarely mentioned where noise phobias are concerned – particularly fireworks. There are desensitisation protocols, most especially Through a Dog’s … Continue reading

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Optimist or Pessimist – Is your dog’s bowl half-full or half-empty?

An article in Science Daily suggests, based on materials provided by the University of Sydney, that some dogs can be more pessimistic than others. According to the research dogs with an optimistic personality expects more good things to happen and … Continue reading

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Raining? I’m staying in!

Just as humans do not want to get wet neither do some dogs. They would rather hold it than go out and do their business. Barking Up The Right Tree blogs: ‘For many dogs going out in the rain is … Continue reading

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Can your dog count?

As a responsible parent, would we leave our young child all alone for many hours? Would we punish him when he asks for some attention? Would we give him little exercise and no mental stimulation? Would we feed our child … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden

There is a lot nowadays in books and the media about humans reading the language of dogs, a pioneer of this being Turid Rugaas in her book On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals.  There is less said about how … Continue reading

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Assitance Dog – How do you prevent a food-sniffing Labrador from eating the food!

If dogs can check for cannabis, paper money, explosives, cancer, diabetic insulin levels and to predict an imminent epileptic fit, then it seems a very small leap to get dogs to detect the presence of something in food. ICTS (UK) … Continue reading

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