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Is there such a thing as 'Dominance' in dog behaviour?

It used to be believed that the way to influence a dog’s behaviour was by exerting ‘control’ in order to establish superiority over the dog and overcome what was felt to be the dog’s desire to be ‘dominant’. Very few responsible behaviourists use these methods anymore, but regrettably these outdated methods can still be...

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Hagrid's Cake and Cat Walk

As you may know Hagrid our English Mastiff has a few health issues and his condition can place limitations on him and us. I am often looking for ways to give him simple pleasures when he goes out for his short walks. His walks at the moment are for half an hour, give or take...

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Pogo's Progress

When Pogo, the dog in the film, came to live with us 2 and a half years ago she pounced on creatures, shaking and killing them, chased anything that moved including peoples hands. She would climb doors, jump dog gates etc, so highly aroused. Over the years we have worked with integrating her into the...

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A big day at the Vet

Many dogs going to the vet are traumatised by the experience and so for my dogs I like to make sure that I do the best I can to minimise the distress for them. This involves speaking to the vet in advance, asking for certain things I think my dogs need. This is what happened...

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Does your dog really want to be petted?

The clip below shows some clear communication signals in dogs and we can observe them in many situations when dogs are touched. It is interesting and indicates the subtleties of canine communication. While this is helpful, there are some dogs who would accept touch not because they like it but because they may be insecure and...

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