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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 Very few responsible behaviourists use these methods anymore, but regrettably these outdated methods can still be...

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How much exercise does my dog need?

Walking a dog

Clients often ask “how much exercise does my dog need”? The simple answer for most owners is: Nowhere near as much as you think! Exercise can be good for our dogs and us too. However, I used to be someone who exercised obsessively and assumed my dogs enjoyed running with me. Thankfully I managed to see what...

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Children and Dogs

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When I think back to my childhood I believed that I had a close relationship with the family dog, Sally, but I wonder whether she would have agreed with me! She ran off frequently, possibly because she was a mixture of Labrador and boxer and so felt compelled to go in search of the neighbours’...

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