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Dogs and the Law in the UK

Living with dogs can bring a great deal of joy and satisfaction, yet at the same time, owners need to be well informed of the responsibilities in terms of the various dog laws within the UK and how it may have an impact at

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The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families and Children

The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families and Children.Anyone who owns a dog will know that they are more than pets; they’re family. However, it is important to choose the right dog for you (perhaps you're choosing a puppy?)  to ensure

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Diet, Food and Related Canine Behaviour

Feeding your dog a well-balanced diet is critical to positive long-term health, and indeed diet can affect behaviour. In some cases depending on the combination of the breed and the brand of food, I have seen fireworks as a

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Rank Issues Within the Home and Your Dog

A family unit composed of dogs and humans requires a sense of order to keep everyone moving in the right direction in harmony with each other. When correct order is established, life will be a relaxed and enjoyable experience

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Unruly Behaviour in the Home and Your Dog

A catch-all term if ever I've used one! Unruly behaviour however really can range from puppies acting like hooligans, treating the sofa like a trampoline, to your dog grabbing at your child's slippers or nightie as they enter the

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is quite simply a collective term for a range of behaviours by a dog that does not cope well when left alone. Some dogs will immediately go into a state of panic as soon as the door is closed, whilst others may

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Toilet Training Problems with Dogs

Inappropriate toileting within the home is sure to cause upset and annoyance, and this requires a careful approach to ensure that your own reaction does not worsen the problem. Some dogs are simply left too long to manage the

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Dog Recall Issues or Failing to Return

In terms of training related areas that can cause worry and frustration, it must be the lack of recall which tops the list. The best time to set up sound recall practice is with the first outings with your puppy. Dogs that do not

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Car Travel Problems with Dogs

A dog that does not travel well can present a number of problems due to the restriction this can place on the owner. Though the dog does not realise it, it is also likely to inhibit the amount of exercise or activities the dog

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Fears and Phobias in Dogs

Nervous, fearful behaviour may lead to aggressive behaviour in a dog. Aggressive behaviour can be displayed in an attempt to repel the subject that it fears. However aggression does not always accompany nervous behaviours, as the

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Digging Problems with dogs

Destructive behaviour in the garden such as digging is an issue I'm often called upon to resolve, with some dogs having turned a once well-manicured garden into a dirt bowl. It needn't be that way! Resolving digging problems

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Chewing and Destructive Behaviour with Dogs

Chewing and destructive behaviour in puppies and older dogs can result from a number of issues that may need addressing, but more often than not, we either have an immature dog relieving sore gums which is an entirely natural

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