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Crufts 2015 – A Dog Behaviourist’s Perspective

Here I have digressed a little from my focus on the puppy blog I’ve been writing as I wanted to give an overview of my time at Crufts. I arrived at Crufts on the afternoon of Thursday 5th March 2015. This would be the first time I would experience the event as a member of…

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Fear and Anxiety in Dogs – Causes, Signs and Solutions

Fear is the instinctive feeling of anxiety in dogs – a motivational state resulting from a situation, person or object or noise perceived by the dog as a danger or threat. This fear triggers appropriate adaptive responses known as the ‘freeze, flight or fight’ response, brought about by a complex system in the body, known…

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Spotlight on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire bull terrier is becoming recognised as an aggressive dog more and more in today’s society, many people are even calling for it to be added to the list of banned breeds. This poses a real contrast to years gone by when the breed was widely known for its gentle and affectionate temperament…

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Spotlight on the Doberman Pinscher

These dogs have a never ending energy and are driven to succeed. They require good strong management and like to live closely with their human individuals. A solid leadership program is a must to ensure adverse behaviour patterns do not develop. If control and direction is given they will be exceptionally loyal, dedicated and affectionate…