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10th May 2019

Curiosity in Dogs

Dogs are born social, but social confidence can be destroyed if they feel overwhelmed and put under pressure where they feel their general safety is jeopardised. When dogs feel they are under constant pressure from the environment they become more alert and responsive to what is going on around them and less curious about investigating…

29th April 2019

Max with dog training class

There is still little knowledge on the emotional development of young dogs out there. Development Points Fear Periods, or heightened periods of alertness as I like to call them, take place at certain developmental points in a dog’s development. They do not necessarily cause fear alone but stimulate the vital cautionary tool that dogs need…

17th April 2019

Dog in the wild

Life is a challenge for dogs, humans and all other species How and what we teach our dogs can leave lasting impressions. We know that dogs learn by association, but the power of those associations are often underestimated. The primary aim for any dog, human or other mammal is safety and many of the social…

27th March 2019

Retrievers

Have you noticed signs that your dog is entering the older phase of life? Have you noticed any new or developing concerns your dog has shown towards the environment? Has your dog displayed any social behaviours that have changed as they have gotten older and slower? Age creeps up on all of us. As we…

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