Category Archives: behaviour

Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life…

At a meeting we were discussing dogs being either pessimistic or optimistic, introvert or extrovert. Someone suggested that the two things go hand in hand (paw in paw). Would the introvert dog be more likely to be pessimistic and the … Continue reading

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Pawing our Pets

Why do we humans find it so hard to just let our dogs be? Must tickle that fluff-ball! Can’t resist scrunching that sleek black coat. Ooooh, kiss that soft muzzle. Coochy-coo…squeeze that little pug-face. Why do I, like so many … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload – Dogs Also?

I recently visited a teenage girl with autism. She was wearing noise cancelling ear muffs. She explained to me that without them she simply has sensory overload. They enable her to function. Her two highly-stressed little terriers, like so many … Continue reading

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“I Never Feed my Dog Human Food”

How many times do we hear this? Where did the idea come from? What is ‘human’ food anyway? Both humans and dogs are omnivorous and need much the same things but in different ratios. We can digestĀ grains better than dogs … Continue reading

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Stubborn Dog? Dogged Dog?

A recent exchange on Facebook got me thinking. It was in response to this picture. This was how the posts started: First response: ‘Total rubbish, if a dog is intelligent enough to know what you ask of it, it has … Continue reading

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Working Wage for Dogs?

Some peopleĀ are reluctant to give their dogs rewards whilst feeding them all sort of rubbish for doing nothing. Some believe dogs should have nothing besides their meals – and always in bowls. Some lavish food on their dogs all the … Continue reading

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Snakes and Ladders

I thought of the analogy between the game of snakes and ladders and the random nature of incidents on our dog walks whilst talking out of the top of my head in my phone-in with BBC 3 Counties Radio. Here … Continue reading

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