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Keeping your dogs teeth healthy

By dying4work dying4work in Blogs and advice on 25th July 2016 - No Comments

Today’s blog is one inspired by a recent conversation with a client I was doing some training with. It’s basically a look at how to look after your dog’s teeth – including the right foods, treats and general dental hygiene (brushing). Having healthy teeth is vital for your dog’s overall health, bad teeth will affect their ability to feed properly and can leave them in considerable pain.  Just as with us – plaque will build up on your dogs teeth which will result in tartar formation. Tartar accumulates between the gums and teeth, trapping bacteria and food there.  Poor dental care …

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Introduction to Scent/Nose work

By dying4work dying4work in Blogs and advice on 13th July 2016 - No Comments

Recently I’ve been getting more and more enquiries relating to scent/nose training – and that’s why I now offer it as a dedicated product (see HERE).  As you may well know a dogs sense of smell is up to 50,000 times more powerful than a humans – in fact they possess up to 300 million (in the case of a blood hound) olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to just 6 million in us.  In humans, the area containing these receptors is about one square inch, or about the size of a postage stamp. However, by comparison, if you could …

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The classical music effect on dogs

By dying4work dying4work in Blogs and advice on 1st July 2016 - No Comments

Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven… which is your favourite? No not for you personally, but for your dog.  Wait, what? My dogs favourite music piece? Well yes – because dogs love classical music – didn’t you know? I have used music in my kennels to ‘de-stress’ dogs for years – in fact it’s just the normal for me now.  I have found that the music has a real calming effect on the dogs, it appears to really relax them.  In fact recently I was asked to board a dog which had aggressive tendencies, and upon meeting the animal it was clear …

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Does Your Humping Dog Make Your Face Turn Red?

By dying4work dying4work in Blogs and advice on 30th May 2016 - No Comments

QUESTION: I was wondering if you could offer some advice about dogs mounting other dogs. I have a 10 yr. old fixed Standard Poodle who gets very excited when he greets another dog and he ends up mounting the other dog. Male, female, big dog, small dog – it doesn't matter. I would just like to know why he does this, and how can I stop it. ANSWER: Many neutered dogs perform this embarrassing social faux-“paw”, not because they're being amorous or trying to dominate, but because they are socially inept . For instance, when I first adopted my Jack Russell Terror, Jonesy, …

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