Are you thinking of adopting a dog from a shelter or bringing a puppy into your home? Dogs can be amazing when they are well-behaved, loving and easy-going but not all dogs start out like that. So what do you need to know before getting a dog?
Separation Anxiety is a condition in which a dog experiences extreme anxiety when separated from their owner(s), or possible other dogs, to whom they have a strong emotional attachment.
It will not go away on it’s own. Dogs need to learn to feel at ease when alone and separated.
Dogs are dogs and understanding why they perform certain behaviours which we find odd or even gross will help you know better answer Is My Dog Normal?
Are you thinking about getting a dog? If you are, yay! That is great news. Dogs can bring so much joy and love to a household. Selecting the right dog to suit your lifestyle can be challenging, but it’s critical to ensure you do not end up regretting the decision.
When it comes to the topic of dominance and dogs, there are a lot of conflicting opinions on whether dominance exists amongst dogs, and whether we should use a dominate approach when owning and training dogs
When I read “On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals” by renowned international dog trainer Turid Rugaas. I did not expect my eyes to be opened so much. I am now submerged into a new world where dogs talk to me.
Understanding the language of dogs helps us to know what they are thinking & how they are likely to react in a particular situation. Their body language is extremely expressive.
Chaser, the world’s smartest dog belongs to to Dr John Pilley and has learnt the names of over 1,022 toys. John quickly established that for Chaser play was the major reinforcement for her learning. For Chaser play and praise was infinitely greater than food when it came to teaching behaviour.
Asking whether a dog has emotional needs has elicited a wide range of responses. Many people rebuffed the mere notion that dogs have a set of emotions other than excitement for food or play.
Dogs have carried the illustrious title of Man’s Best Friend for hundreds of years but why, and do they really deserve such a highly regarded label. Is the relationship we have with our dogs really a special mutual bond or just a practical codependency?