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13th June 2019

Human and Dog Touching

Commitment There’s no easy way to cope when we watch our dogs suffer from the effects of old age before our eyes. At the same time caring for our older dog can also be a very satisfying thing to do in the appreciation that you have given them as full a life as you have…

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…

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…

3rd February 2019

Dog with Ball

The Benefits of Play. I was fortunate to host Marc Bekoff for a 2-day seminar in Edinburgh some years back. Over the weekend we discussed play at great length. Dogs who don’t play well or have much of an interest in play can find social encounters quite challenging. This obviously relates to some and not…