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Inherited Fear – Did Dog’s Grandfather Fear Bangs?

An article in the Daily Telegraph of 16th February is titled: ‘Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors’. ‘Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of … 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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Bangs – Is your dog terrified of sudden or loud noises?

Some dogs, having heard one gunshot, refuse to go out on walks. In Nicole Wilde’s book Hit By a Flying Wolf she says ‘most people don’t realise that dogs can have a genetic disposition to sound phobias, where the telltale … Continue reading

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