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Fear of Men – Why are some dogs more wary of men?

Dogs can be more intimidated by men. Some people, for instance, assume that their rescue dog has been hit by a man, but this is probably not so. There are much more likely reasons. People in the training and behaviour … Continue reading

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Why Does a Dog Turn his Back on You – What Can it Mean?

Can it sometimes be ‘out of sight – out of mind’? Maybe the dog wants to escape all interaction with something he is uneasy about whilst not wanting any kind of conflict. Yesterday I visited the house of a client with two dogs. … Continue reading

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Flexileads – Attacked by the leash

We hear of all sorts of reasons why flexi-leashes, retractable leads or whatever you like to call them, cause problems. But consider also what other dogs may think! How might your dog’s posture may appear to another dog. On 4pawsu.com … 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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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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Tummy Tickle – Is the dog really asking for a belly rub?

Many dogs really enjoy having their tummies scratched. However, if your dog routinely offers his/her belly when approached, it could also have a very different meaning altogether and you may end up being bitten. How well do you read ‘dog’? … Continue reading

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