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Some of the ways humans handle dogs, such as putting a hand on the dog’s head or neck, can seem threatening even if they are not intended to be

Dog Aggression to Owners

If a dog is showing threat towards or biting family members it is perhaps one of the hardest problem behaviours to live with. Not only does it place the family at constant risk, but it can also be very hard to understand why a dog that is loved and well cared for behaves this way. […]

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Fear Aggression in Dogs

Fear is one of the most common triggers for threatening or aggressive behaviour in dogs. But what is fear, why do some dogs become fearful of things that won’t actually harm them and what makes some of them go to the extreme of using threat or aggression when they are feeling afraid? What is fear? […]

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We need to teach our children to respect that their dog may not want to be hugged

Children and Dogs

How to Stay Safe Around Each Other The image of a child with their faithful dog running through grassy meadows together holds a special place in our hearts but how can we make sure we keep our precious children and dogs safe around each other?   As parents, we teach our children to always ask […]

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Inappropriate Urination in Cats

Urination in cats – when does it become a problem? Urination is a very natural and necessary behaviour for cats as it is for humans, but, according to the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors analysis of feline behaviour problems, 55% of cases in 2012 were due to urination on vertical and horizontal surfaces. So why […]

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Dog Aggression

Most dogs live happily and peacefully with other dogs and people. However if a dog does show aggression it can be very worrying for all concerned. Recent changes in legislation also mean that owners can be held criminally responsible if their dog behaves aggressively towards another person. So how can dog aggression be prevented and […]

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