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The PFMA and Peter Neville

The PFMA (Pet Food Manufacturers Association) have come out all guns blazing in defence of the pet food industry.

This was  after the recent Channel 5 program, that highlighted concerns voiced elsewhere, about the quality of some of the pet food manufacturers ingredients.

Not surprising really, as the PMFA’s very existence depends on these petfood manufacturers.

Hyperactive Dog. Could it be the food?

 Is Bakers and Pedigree Complete Really That Bad?
YES! I Believe They Are

We must be well and truly in the silly season again. It appears to happen when our esteemed politicians go on their summer break. When there are no political about turns or gaffes to fill up our papers, some organisations put out press releases, hoping they will get more print time.

Could that be the reason for the amazingly stupid "elf-N-safety" diktat that the Kennel club have released. We have enough nanny knows best from the state, without organisations like the KC getting in on the act.


Stan Rawlinson Dog Behaviourist

Stan Rawlinson Dog Behaviourist Obedience Trainer

Dog Training the Gentle Way
This Website is a major resource for people looking for dog behavioural and training articles. Or help with Behaviour Counselling,  Dog Training, Puppy Classes or Individual Assessments.

My articles cover many of today's dog behavioural problems, and are on the forefront of behaviour and training knowledge. They also question many of today's common beliefs and advice.

These include The Alpha Myth and Positive Only Trainers. If you read nothing else, then read these two articles They will open your mind to how dogs really learn.


Stan Rawlinson Dog Behaviourist Obedience Trainer. His Dogs

These are my current Dogs: They all work in my practice dealing with Interdog Aggression or fear. Three of them are working Gundogs.

Unfortunately though they are in this picture, I have had to say a last very tearful and sad goodbye to three of my dogs within a couple of  years of each other.

My White German Shepherd Kai. He contracted Malignant Lymphoma and became very ill. 12 months later my Springer Spaniel Edward had to be put down at the age of 13 with Liver failure

I was with both of them right up to the end Kai died on Wednesday 11th April. 2012 and Edward on Monday 25th March 2013. My friend Ian, my Vet for many years, helped them go peacefully with no more pain and suffering. Those who know me will understand.

And Charlie contracted heart disease and became very ill in April 2014 and he died. His start in life was the most horrific. I will write his story when I feel I can, as it is stomach churning the suffering he had at the hands of a masochist in the first few months of life. Rescued in the end by a Vet nurse and I was asked if I could rehabilitate him as he was terrified of people. His spirit and personality was so good that he became a PAT dog and was at Crufts. Charlie was 13 when he passed over.

This is always the very worst part of owning pets. If I could change anything, I would love to change the life span of our loving companions. My Ten Commandments for Pets says it all really.

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Has The RSPCA Gone Completely Mad?
 James Yeates, the RSPCA's chief vet, suggests that all pet owners should be licensed, appearing to go further than the charity's formal call for dog owners to have licences

Press Coverage Stan Rawlinson In The Press

This Morning Show
Because of Crufts weeks I was asked if I would be prepared to go on the This Morning ITV show on the 2nd of March The two presenters Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden were both intelligent and charming I was presently surprised at their input. The format was that people could phone in and ask me behavioural and training questions regarding their pets.

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The Pet Show Stoneleigh Park
The Pet Show Stoneleigh Park I am shocked that this show employed a man as Head of Animal Welfare with such a chequered past. Tim Wass was in charge of the RSPCA Inspectors when they killed 10 German Shepherds with a captive bolt gun.

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