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Fireworks and Noise Aversion Treatment Adult Dogs and Puppy Desensitisation  Sound Aversion: Some dogs may become very distressed and fearful when they hear loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, gunshots or traffic sounds, This can cause some dogs to become extremely anxious...
Why Dogs Pull On The Lead The picture is me working with a dog I had just taken out the audience, at the Just Dogs Live show at Stoneleigh Park. It pulled like a train, this is after 3 minutes using my techniques. Note all the leads around me, I worked with 10 dogs that I had never met before...
Many of my articles are first or in the top five on Google searches. There are no other Dog Behaviourists or Trainers with anywhere near the same rankings in Google. This confirms my level of knowledge and ability and just how good my articles are. All these positions are natural (Organic) and...
Can Dogs Have Autism? What is autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are...
Our Dogs Lifespan Has Dropped by 11% In a Decade! Kennel Club Survey: I am of an age that remembers dogs who mainly died of old age. They now appear to die of cancer, liver and kidney disease, heart failure, and various other ailments, I believe I know why this may be happening?...
Alabama Rot in Dogs.The Truth Not The Fiction Fear Based Stories: It’s that time of year again, one day of hot weather and people start flooding to the countryside. Many of us have dogs and suddenly the papers are filled with fear stories about the dreaded flesh munching disease,...
The Pregnant Dog Decision Time: If you have decided to breed your dog. Please make sure both temperament and health are excellent in both dogs. These are the two I chose. I own both and they are working gundogs. Remember both parents’ traits will come out in the pups. Genetics plays as...
Serious Concerns About Many Popular Brands of Dog Treats A Change in Feeding Habits: Dog and cat owners are becoming more discerning in their choice of food and treats for their pets. There has been a tidal wave of concern about the ingredients in dog and cat food, now treats are also...
       Puppy Socialisation Classes Held in Hampton and Sheen      Spaces in my popular classes. Book early to avoid disappointment as classes are always over-subscribed. Close to Kingston, Hampton, Twickenham, Sunbury, Richmond, Sheen,...
Why Dogs Have Behavioural Problems Fear of Infections and Disease: I have been asked on many occasions what are the main contributing factors of dog behavioural problems. Although it appears to be a simple question, things do not always have a simplistic answer. I have managed to...
 Is Bakers and Pedigree Complete Really That Bad? Behavioural Problems: As a dog behaviourist, I see many dogs that show signs of behavioural abnormalities and stress Some of these debilitating problems can be caused by what we feed our dogs. We are all aware of...
Dangerous Annual Dog Vaccination Advice Pet Gazette and PDSA I have grave concerns regarding dog vaccinations.  They are normally not required after the first puppy vaccinations. The PDSA and Vet Gazette are giving false and dangerous advice.  We should never vaccinate after...
Spaying, Castration (Neutering) Dogs Overview Research published in late 2016 by BMC Veterinary Research has shown that neutering at any age can cause major health issues, many of these health issues are shortening our dog's lives. Other research has been published using more than 7,...
Paws for Coffee The Dog-Friendly Cafe These new cafes and coffee shops are the brainchild of my daughter Louise Rawlinson.  Louise already has a very successful dog sitting, walking, dog home boarding and a daily dog crèche set in 50 acres of park and woodland.  The crèche is...
For A Brilliant Recall, You Must Start Early Whistle Introduction: Often we introduce whistle commands far too late in the puppies training cycle. Starting pups very young on the whistle for recall and the sit and stay pays huge dividends, yet we often do not take this opportunity....
Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog Crèche Sociable Canines is a company that always prides itself on giving a professional and personal service Providing services that cover: Dog Walking, Dog Boarding, Dog Crèche, Dog Sitting, Pet Sitting and Pet Feeding, See...
Choosing The Best Food For Our Dogs  This article will tell you all about the food I tested and what I personally feed my own dogs. I have tested dog food since 2006 and have come up with what I believe is the best in each category.These include Dry Food (Kibble), Wet Cooked Food. Cold...
Choosing the Best Lead and Collar for Your Puppy or Adult Dog What Choices Do You Have: Imagine the lead and collar is an aerial to your dog, sending constant messages to your puppy or adult dog. Well, that is exactly what your leads and collars do. It should not just be used for...
How to Train a Junior or Adult Dog to Recall Off Lead Common Problems: With regard to basic training rather than behavioural issues. I am asked to correct recall more than any other problem, especially with working and gundog breeds. Having said that all breeds suffer from this problem....
The Dangers For Dogs in Hot Weather Many thousands of dogs die or end up with serious long-term medical problems because of our ignorance of how dangerous overheating is to our dogs. It is forecasted to be a very hot summer. Probably the hottest for many years. With that will come the...
Puppies Crying and Distressed at Night Instinct: It is entirely natural for a new puppy to call out when separated from family or pack.  Pups alone in the wild would not survive without this alarm system.  All your dog is doing is following its natural instinct when it cries...
Ruining Your Dog's Life By Making One Bad Decision Very little research has been done until recently on the long-term effects of neutering our dogs, especially when they are immature. Fortunately, peer recognised research and concerns are now being raised by leading veterinary experts all across...
Neutering Dogs: Including the use of Suprelorin dog contraceptive (Neutering ) Spaying and Castration. The surgical removal of the reproductive organs in both male and female dogs I began studying and reporting on the effects of early neutering (the generic term for both spaying...
Behavioural and Training Consultations and Charges I am now tied up with so many other areas of dog behaviour, including writing a book, TV work, Video's, and work as an expert witness I now no longer take on new cases. My existing clients can still contact me Your Home: This is...
Dental Disease in Dogs Facts About This Disease: According to leading experts in Veterinary Dentistry dental disease is the number one medical problem amongst our pets. It starts with the formation of plaque. This is a combination of bacteria, bits of food, and saliva that sticks to teeth...
 Buying and Choosing a Puppy Breeders: I bred my very first ever litter of puppies in 2017 despite owning and working dogs for 45 years There were seven puppies and I made sure I did everything right. That included 400 + people, children, and older people handling them before...
Puppy Socialisation and Basic Training   Age to Home a Pup: It is well documented and fully accepted that puppies should not leave their mother and siblings until they are 7/8 weeks old. To take away a puppy before this time will mean that it has not been with its mother and...
Understanding How Dogs Think and Learn?  Hopefully, The Alpha Myth will help people to understand how dogs learn and how we can get the very best from our pets by understanding how they perceive the world around them and most importantly how they perceive us, their human companions...
Bite Inhibition Why Puppies Nip and Bite Why Puppies Bite: Puppies have painfully sharp little piranha-like teeth, almost like hypodermic needles. fortunately, the jaw muscles are extremely underdeveloped at this time in their life. One of the main reasons why you should never...
This is a small selection of letters I receive on a daily basisThis is a small selection of the many letters and E-Mails I receive. If anyone requires any telephone numbers of some of my clients for verbal confirmation of my work please contact me at: enquiries@doglistener.co.uk Hi StanI...
Season or Heat Cycle In Dogs What Is a Season?: The "Season" can also be called "heat" or "oestrus". This is the time when the female dog can become pregnant Care must be taken if you do not want a litter of unwanted puppies.  It is not always obvious that the dog is in...
Types of Dog Aggression Fear Aggression: This is the most Common form of aggression is one of the main reasons dogs are euthanised or rehomed.  At least 30% of all dogs in rescue centres are there because of the incidence of aggression in one form or another. It is unusual to...
Review of Royal Canin, Hills Science Plan, Burns Always Read the Labels on Pet Food Packaging. Highlighted Reds shown below, means potentially controversial ingredients “When food is difficult to metabolise, not only is it robbing the body of vital nutrients, it is robbing the body of energy...
The Perfect Storm Why dogs are aggressive to children and adults   Aggression: This attack on 11 children in a playground in Blyth in May 2016 could only be described as The Perfect Storm. On the left, you are looking at a one-year-old dog that is going to die because it knew no...
Overview of the Dangers of Annual Dog Vaccinations I wrote to the BVA British Veterinary Association, for clarification on core vaccines, They wrote back to me in 2014 stating the following. "The duration of immunity (DOI) for each medicine or product is different and veterinary...
Preparation, Training, and Socialisation For Your New Puppy    Preparing For The New Puppy: Looking after a puppy can be a very time-consuming, and can involve a lot of hard work and stress. You obviously need to consider whether you can afford the time and patience to...
 Click The Picture to Buy The Jingler See a few letters out of hundreds at the bottom after the DVD clip. Before becoming a full-time trainer and behavioural consultant, I worked in a number of professions, starting with the Army at a very young age I joined at 15, then as a...
                                 RESOURCE GUARDING DOGS Canine Possession Aggression.Object Guarding: This is the act of aggressively protecting objects such as toys, pigs ears, rawhide chews and other...
   Are Our Positive Only Dog Behaviourists and Trainers Killing with Kindness? I believe that these trainers and behaviourists are responsible for the massive increase in aggression, euthanisation and dogs in rescue This article will hopefully explain why there...
Introducing a Crate to a Puppy Instinct: Puppies and adult dogs have a natural liking for enclosed sleeping places. Think of how often dogs choose to sleep under the table, against a wall or behind the settee!. Dogs in the wild seek out a safe haven where predators could not easily...
The Range of British Made Dog Crates and Puppy  PlaypensThese are the only dog cages manufactured in the UK, all the other cages sold in this country are produced in the Far East. There are huge differences between those and this British made dog crate. I am proud to say that almost every...
The Fearful Anxious Nervous and Timid Dog Fearful and anxious dogs are one of the commonest behavioural problems in domestic dogs. Some cases are genetic, however, most are created by the very people who really wanted the best for their dogs. It is often the breeders and the first owners that...
                  Grooming Your Dog is Extremely Important  I find many dog owners are not aware of the importance of grooming. It may appear strange that I have put dog grooming under basic training tips. However, overall it is as...
How Breeders impact on our Dogs Behaviour and Health Part 1 the first eight weeks  Weeks 0 to 8: There is an old saying  “give me the child and I will show you the man” this was attributed to the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola. It referred to the first years...
Toilet Training and the Older DogOlder DogsFor older dogs experiencing toilet training difficulties you first have to find out if it was a rescue dog was it kept in kennels for a while as this often causes dogs to unlearn toileting discipline. In this case, you need to go back to crate training and...
Leading Pet Treats Stuffed Full of Calories Are Some Treats Harming Our Pets: Research recently completed by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that many dogs and cat treats are far higher in calories than a Big Mac.   One of the most serious problems is the calorie and fat content...
A Range of Hypoallergenic Natural Dog Treats For Dogs of All Ages and Sizes Click on the individual pictures to see the cost and to purchase. All the animals are used for human grade meat from the EU, from free-range animals, all grown as nature intended with no growth hormones, steroids, or...
Puppy Vaccinations, Socialisation and Classes Vaccinations and Socialisation You can have your new arrival meet other dogs and cats before your puppy vaccinations are complete. As long as those other animals have been vaccinated.  There is a vaccination that allows your dog to be...
Superb Collection of 40 Top Pet and Dog Tips 1. Is Your Dog Regularly Getting the Runs?:  Add bio yoghurt to their feed. Quite often this can be a bacterial imbalance. Especially if it is happening on a regular basis. The bio yoghurt is a probiotic and sometimes sorts this type of...
The Dangers of Neutering Dogs Neutering is the general term used for the surgical removal of the reproductive organs in both male and female dogs We are constantly told that Neutering will make a better and more affectionate family pet. It is supposed to be a medical fact that spaying...
  How To Gently Prepare Your Puppy, Rescue or Older Dog to Accept Being Left Alone Separation Anxiety:  Is diagnosed in around 15% of all behavioural cases. When left alone, most dogs find a familiar spot and go to sleep.  However, a dog when suffering from separation...
 Cocker Rage Fact or Fiction We have all heard of it but how many actually understand what is euphemistically known as Cocker Rage? The term "rage syndrome" was originally used to describe a set of behaviour's that were occurring in a disproportionate number of cocker spaniels. It...
Critical Periods in Puppies Psychological Growth (Part One ) Research: One of the most important and comprehensive studies on the development and behaviour of the domestic dog, from birth to one-year-old. This groundbreaking series of experiments and research lasted over a  13 year...
Why Is This Breed So Maligned? False Reporting: There have been lots of changes to the DDA (Dangerous Dogs Act) over the last few years These changes affect all dog owners. Especially if their dogs show any signs of aggression both indoors and outside. It has been reported that ...
Teething Remedies and Help for New Puppies Nipping and Biting: All Puppies go through a teething stage, where the gums are sore and painful.  What people do not realise is it can last for a whole year, depending on breed and size. It all starts around three weeks of age when...
Understanding How Dogs Communicate  Why do we always expect our dogs to comprehend the nature and significance of our intricate language? I cannot tell you how many times people have said to me that their dog thinks it’s human. I always give the same answer "No it doesn't it...
To Spay or Castrate?  What you Vet may not tell you If you want a short view of neutering Click (1) Overview Dangers of Neutering What Hormones are Affected: Do we imagine that the Hormones we are born with are optional extras, like a SatNav in a new car? All mammals are born...
Top Pet Names for 2013'Bella' has been revealed as the most popular pet name...The research, carried out by Veterinary Pet Insurance, lists 'Bella' as the most common name for both dogs as cats – a result that is in part attributed to the success of the 'Twilight' franchise, whose protagonist is...
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Changes to the Law in May 2014. Professional Expert Witness I act as an expert witness and assessor. Whereby I assess dogs that come under the umbrella of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act ( DDA 1991) and the Dogs Act 1871 As well as a working as a  ...
 Aggression Between Dogs In The Home   What Causes This Aggression? This may surprise you as it is probably not what you have been told. Books and some of the crazy dog programs like the Dog Whisperer Have got it all wrong. These dogs are not fighting to become the pack leader...
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I wrote this in 1993 and do not regret one word of it You can use my Ten Commandments in websites,blogs facebook etc, as long as it is not for financial gain. I would require being credited as the author, and linked back to my site with the following:Stan Rawlinson Dog...
How Dogs Were Domesticated: Where Do Our Dogs Originate From? There are many thoughts and hypotheses, but in reality, we do not have a truly accurate time-frame or location regarding the exact origins of the dog or its domestication history. We do know that one of its closest ancestors is...
 Compulsory Microchipping England Scotland and WalesAll dog owners and keepers of dogs in England Scotland and Wales will be legally required to have their pet microchipped when a new law is introduced next year. From April 6, 2016 any owner or keeper whose dog is not chipped could...
Caring For The Older Dog Life Expectancy: Veterinary medicine like its human equivalent, especially in the area of geriatrics has made enormous advances, which have seen a dog’s life expectancy rise dramatically since the 1970s. However recent research has show life expectancy has...
There are numerous things that are poisonous to dogs. This is a list of the most common Acetaminophen ( Panadol Paracetamol Analgesics etc.)AntifreezeAspirinBleach Boric AcidBrake FluidCarbon MonoxideCarburettor CleanerChocolateCigarettesCleaning...
The above Video Is one Of the funniest I have seen. Someone very clever has voiced overSomeone very clever has voiced over  The dogs mouth and actions if you do not laugh at this then I will be very surprised. Click onThe Bottom of this page to share with Facebook, Twitter etc. EnjoyAs...
My Range Of Natural Air Dried Dog Treats Click the picture left to go to my full regularly updated list of Doglistener Premium Air Dried Natural Treats and scroll down. I started my own range of Doglistener Premium Treats in Autumn 2018. I did that because I wanted to be absolutely certain...
Information On How To Work Out A Dogs AgeUnfortunately, this is not an exact science and there can be many variables. However, this will tell you what you can look for and can give some indication within a couple of years of the actual age of your dog.I am often asked to give an indication of age...
The Law and the RSPCABy Dr.Barry Peachey LLB(Hons), LLM, PhD, FCollP, MBAE, ACIArb, FETCTHIS ARTICLE was written by Dr Barry Peachey LLB(Hons), LLM, PhD, FCollP, MBAE, ACIArb, FETC in his joint capacities as Legal Adviser to a number of dog organisations, and Chairman of the Legal Aid...
Toilet Training With A Puppy or Adult Dog You Need a Good Safe Crate:  As a kennel or carrier you see them at airports because they are approved for flight They are either plastic with wire windows, or are all wire. The wire type can be collapsed down and transported quite easily,...
Puppy First Aid, Choking & CPR Emergencies: Sometimes things happen to puppies and you need to be aware of what you can do with regard to CPR and choking. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It’s a life saving medical procedure. For instance, if a puppy stops breathing or the ...
You have a kiddie wading pool in the yard, but no small children.Pigs Ears are on your shopping list every week.You send Valentine's day cards from your dog to his favourite doggy friend ( I know someone who does this)You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house,...
Toilet Training for Puppies  New Puppies: At birth a newborn puppy is unable to toilet on its own, It would actually die if it was not stimulated by the mother.  Mum licks the puppies around their genital areas,  this causes the pups to urinate and defecate...
Top Pet Names for 2013'Bella' has been revealed as the most popular pet name...The research carried out by Veterinary Pet Insurance, lists 'Bella' as the most common name for both dogs as cats – a result that is in part attributed to the success of the 'Twilight' franchise, whose protagonist is...
Winter Can Bring Grave Dangers to Our Dogs and Cats Thousands of our dogs and cats are becoming either seriously ill and in many cases dying because the freezing conditions require the councils to act by treating the roads. Once these conditions start. the gritters and salt...
Stan Rawlinson the UK's Original Doglistener   One of The UK's Leading Dog Behaviourists and Obedience Trainers. Covers Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and London. I am now retired from one to one and behavioural work. I now concentrate on my articles and newsletters and campaigning...
The High Protein Myth Dog Foods Old Wives Tales: I cannot tell you how many times I have been told by my clients that they had changed the food they were feeding their dogs, to a lower protein food.  This was because of concerns that it caused hyperactivity and other...
The Problems and Treatment of Dogs Eating Faeces Coprophagia is the medical term for when a dog eats either its own faeces or that of another animal. There are three types of Coprophagia… Autocoprophagia eating its own faeces.   Intraspecific Coprophagia eating faeces from...
Caring For The Older Dog Life Expectancy: Veterinary medicine like its human equivalent, especially in the area of geriatrics has made enormous advances, which have seen dog’s life expectancy rise dramatically since the 1970s. However recent research has show life expectancy has...
Aggression Against Humans and Other Dogs Aggression: I think it is prudent to point out that aggression is rarely cured by just training. Training classes are fine for obedience, but not aggression. Aggression is the realm of the behaviourist. Make sure you employ a behaviourist...
Vets  If you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendation   C J Hall Veterinary Surgery Very good Vets in the East Sheen Richmond area, They have a special interest in exotics, in...
Train the Owner and the Dog Will FollowMy Methods:I do not advocate the use of force, coercion, check or choke chains, Haiti's or any aids that may hurt or injure a dog. I use positive reinforcement, sound therapy, and the Jingler. I never use a check, choke or prong collars they are never...
How Often Do You Have Your Dog Vaccinated?  This is an in-depth analysis of the very real dangers of dog and cat vaccinations. If you want a general overview. (1) Overview Annual Dog Vaccination Dangers at the bottom of the article I have put off writing this article...
To really understand our dogs you need to be able to listen and more importantly see what they are trying to tell us A couple of years ago a Japanese electronics company came up with a Gizmo which they claimed could convert dogs barks, yips, yelps, and whines into human language, thereby...
Please note I am no longer available for one to one consultations as I am concentrating on my book, videos, TV work, & campaigning for dogs. My existing clients can still contact me If you are contacting me regarding an order you placed please contact Andrew or Hannah For orders email...
The 7 Colours Available in Leads and Collars Are: Orange, Purple, Green, Baby Pink, Blue, Red, and Black Click picture to go back to shop 
How Puppies Learn to Communicate Critical PeriodsIf we separated a human baby from all contact with other humans until it was five years old, then that child would never learn the ability to speak or to empathise and converse comfortably. In most cases, it would be fearful and introverted. 0...
Dominance and Dog Behaviour  Does Dominant Behaviour Exist?: It would be easy to imagine that the word dates back to the dawn of civilisation. Surely there has always been a conflict where dominance and subjugation have existed. Strangely enough, dominance is a relatively new...
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  Paws & ClawsDog Walking Dog Creche Dog Pet Sitting and Pet Care Louise Rawlinson Trustworthy and Honest. This is my daughters company so may be able to help with pullling on the lead, jumping up and some minor obedience problemsLouise and Tracy has a fabulous area of...
Preview from my new HD  DVD below. Showing the Jingler technique in an easy to follow format. See below to purchase DVD or instant access streaming. The Jingler must be purchased separately. The Full Video is 45 minutes long. click bottom right for  full screen Purchase the High...
The 7 Colours Available in Leads and Collars Are: Green, Blue, Red, Purple, Baby Pink Orange and Black Click picture to go back to shop  Just to show that they even fit tiny Pups. The working Cocker Spaniel below is only 10 weeks old However the large will fit just about...
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                     RSPCA Admit Spaying and Castrating Puppies At Six Weeks                         Please sign my Petition to stop this barbaric practice The RSPCA,...
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Muzzle Training a Dog It is vital that your dog perceives the muzzle as a positive experience. Quite often the dog’s first encounter with a muzzle is in a stressful and fearful situation,This could be at the Vets, when the dog may become aggressive or difficult to handle because of fear,...
 If you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendation Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog CrecheSociable Canines is a company that always prides itself on giving a professional and personal serviceProviding services that...
           This Dog-Friendly Cafe Based in Hampton Hill is Extremely Popular.It is located just outside Bushy Park.  It serves the best coffee in Hampton and Hampton and has a wide range of cooked food and cakes including real Italian...
 Food and Bowl Guarding Aggressive Dogs We work very hard training our dogs to fit into our lifestyle and our family unit. We think we have done a great job, then just as we are congratulating ourselves on a job well done, the growl starts. It may be as we pass the bed, food...
Basic Dog Obedience TrainingBasic Commands such as Heel on Lead, Sit, Down, Stand, Sit Stay, Down Stay and Recall, works for many of our dogs to help them to understand what is expected of them. Yet, many of the dogs that I treat whilst able to heel perfectly well on a lead or sit whilst you talk...
Toxic Food For Dogs PosterThis poster is not meant to be an in-depth analysis of what is dangerous for dogs to eat and drink.It is a well thought out overview of common food and tablets that can be found in any household .I would recommend people to  copy and print this poster...
Dogs That Hump and Chase Other Dogs Plus a very funny letter from a neighbour whose dogs were being humped   The Humper: I am sure there are many dog owners have met the dog botherer, chaser and humper?   That is the dog whose owner is somewhere in the distance...
If you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendation The Mortal man is a fabulous pub in Troutbeck in the Lake District. I can vouch for the staff and the accomodation and the amazing view down the valley. I have stayed here with my dogs...
Do We Expect Too Much From Our Dogs I cannot tell you how many times people have said to me that their dog thinks it is human and I always give the same answer "No it doesn't, it thinks it's a dog. That is simply because dogs are "Conspecific". The term conspecific means they can only...
The Crossbreed Designer Dog Craze Disaster or Success? The First Designer Dogs: Something seismic happened in the 1980s. The so-called first designer dogs were created by a man called Wally Conron. Wally was the puppy-breeding manager at the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia. A...
2016 EventsCall or Email me if you would like me to come to your club or show and do practical demonstrations with dogs from the audience, plus a fun and exciting talk on everything from critical periods to the origin of the dog, how dogs learn, and how to understand canine body language.Hounds on...
See Video Clips At The Bottom Of Page  I have been involved as a behaviourist in the  series on Sky1 and Sky1 HD that came to your screens in April 2011. It is being repeated on Sky most every day.This is a documentary with a difference.It follows the...
INSTINCT and DRIVE   The Controlling Influences on Domestic Dogs. Very few dog owners or breeders understand the difference between intelligence, instinct and drive   Instinct and Drive: Obedience work and basic training do not always give us the dogs we really wish...
What you need to do to keep your dogs stimulated, keen and fit during the close season Breeding Specialisation: Today's working dogs are the product of countless years of specialised breeding. Which has resulted in dogs with an instinctual flair for hunting and retrieving. They...
Animal Welfare Bill - ProposedDraft Animal Welfare Bill Proposed Animal Welfare BillIt is clear that the new Bill will include provisions for the licensing of "animal sanctuaries" and it is also clear that wildlife rehabilitation units will be regarded as animal sanctuaries, possibly in a...
Medical Terms For Dogs Ailments Made Simple What does in mean when the Vets mentions certain terms. This takes the guesswork out of dogs ailments and puts it into everyday language we can all understand. When we are confronted with a word or name we are not familiar with in a...
Pet Passports ExplainedThe pet passport explainedIn years gone by, it would have been very difficult for pet owners to take their companions abroad, even if they had a clean bill of health. Months of potentially traumatic quarantine for the animal, and seemingly endless unhappy days for the owner...
Terminology and GlossaryAction - MovementAnal Glands - Sacs located on each side of the rectumApron - Longer hair on the chest below the neckBack - Arched over the loins - a level back which then arches over the loinsLevel back - height at the withers is the same as height at the loinsLong back -...
Obsessive Compulsions in Dogs OCD: There are many types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, especially in mammals. Humans are also afflicted by this debilitating problem. Often the problem can have its roots in a period of stress or we have encouraged the dog in certain actions by...
How to Prepare For and Rehome a Rescue Dog. Dogs Find Themselves in Rescue For Many Reasons: There is something immensely satisfying in taking in a rescue dog, In many cases, someone else has either been unable to cope or it had become a burden or a nuisance in other cases, it is because...
This is some pictures of the Sire and Dam that I own and their litter of 7 puppies they are working Cocker Spaniels. The pups were born Easter Friday 14th April 2017 It also includes a little video of them at three weeks. old and their pedigrees.I will add more pictures shortly   All...
Basic First Aid Plus Diagram of How to Give Dogs CPR Traffic Accidents: A traffic accident is probably the most common cause of serious injury to a cat or dog. Always approach the animal with caution, it may react aggressively because of the pain. Move the dog as little as possible, but if...
 "All the points on the Dog"By kind permission of Prodogs
The Whistle Will Become Your Best Friend For Recall Often, we introduce recall and whistle commands too late in the dogs training cycle. Starting pups and dogs very young on the whistle for the sit-stay, and recall pays huge dividends. Yet we often do not take this opportunity. See...
    Critical Periods That All New Puppy Owners Must Know The period between 0 and 16 weeks is the most important period in your puppies life. This period covers the human socialisation period 0 to 12 weeks and canine socialisation period 0 to 16 weeks He will learn more during that...
Allergies and Dogs and Cats: Dog and Cat Breeds For People With AllergiesHypo-allergenic dog breeds: These are the breeds of dogs that are listed as being hypo-allergenic; that is, provoking fewer allergic reactions in allergy sufferers. These could be, for instance, asthmatics or people...
The Last Battle Then will you do what must be done, for this -- the last battle -- can't be won.  You will be sad I understand, but don't let grief then stay your hand,  For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.  We have had so many...
   Introducing a New Dog or Puppy to Existing Dog Household Choosing The New Dog Are you thinking of buying a puppy and have an existing dog?  Or are you considering getting an adult dog or a rescue and concerned about the impact on your existing dogs or dog? Then this...
Buying Two Puppies The incidence of owners purchasing "Siblings", either same-sex or brother and sister from the same litter or two puppies from different litters and breeds but of similar ages is now more prevalent than at any other time in living memory. The old professional dogmen and...
Common Garden Plants Dangerous or Fatal to Dogs and CatsSome of these plants may surprise you as they are common in most suburban gardens.Yet they can be very dangerous and sometimes fatal to our pets, and especially dogs and cats.Puppies could be especially at risk as they are...
Poisons and Treatments  for Pets There are numerous products that can prove fatal if ingested by your pet. Such as human medicine, cigarettes & cigars, chocolate, house plants and many others. The best way to avoid your pet from being poisoned would be to lock away anything that you...
Overview of the Dangers of Annual Dog Vaccinations There is no scientific evidence pointing to the need for annual core vaccinations for dogs. There is empirical evidence, science and research that is suggesting that immunity lasts for a dog's life, and that to vaccinate unnecessarily can...
If you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendationDog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog CrècheSociable Canines is a company that always prides itself on giving a professional and personal serviceProviding services that cover: Dog...
Pet ShopsIf you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendation. Some will offer you discount!! Whitton Pet CentreThis is a spotless and well stocked Pet Shop. For pets, accessories and pet food in Twickenham, Whitton Pet Centre has...
Dog Friendly PubsIf you do decide to use or visit any of these businesses, please inform them where you saw the recommendationThe Globe in Covent GardenA great pub and very dog-friendly, despite the dining rooms. The Globe Pub and Dining Room is a haven amid the hustle and bustle of...

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