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‘ Command Your Dog to Sit’

Anyone going to dog training classes over ten years ago will be familiar with this instruction. I’m getting a real bee in my bonnet about the word ‘command’. Isn’t it the wo… Source: ‘ Command Your Dog to Sit’

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Chewing Gum Deadly to Dogs

Most people know of the danger to dogs of dark chocolate and grapes. I’m sure many people simply aren’t aware of the danger to their dogs of leaving chewing gum lying about. Do you chew… Source: Chewing Gum Deadly to … Continue reading

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Yes this Way, No Not That Way

I had always thought that a No Reward Marker was sometimes justified if used for information when a dog has choices (the use of No to reprimand a dog being a different thing). What about telling a … Source: Yes this Way, … Continue reading

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Choose Your Next Dog by Build and Gender?

I have been ploughing through a very learned (for me) article by Holly Stone, Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy and Bjorn Forkman published a few weeks ago, on correlations between changes in morphol… Source: Choose Your Next Dog by Build and Gender?

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Treats or Bingos?

Traditionally, titbits given to dogs outside their regular meals are labelled ‘treats’. Pet shops sell ‘treats’ and we traditionally refer to any food the dog gets by hand for doing nothing as a ‘treat’. I feel this ‘treat’ word gets in the way of converting those … Continue reading

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Unique Nose Print – No two dogs have the same nose print.

Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as a human’s fingerprints and can be used to accurately identify them. The Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting dog nose prints as proof of identity since 1938. ‘Just as humans can be identified … Continue reading

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