Previous Dog Syndrome

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Have you suffered from previous dog syndrome (PDS)? I certainly have and It’s common and comes in several forms. Our relationship and how we relate to our current dog is influenced by our experiences in the past. Our previous dogs … Continued

Introducing a puppy to a multi dog household.

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I thought it might be useful to share my experience of introducing Hobson, our English setter puppy, into my multi dog household. We lost Lola, our 14 and a half year old English setter back in July 2017, so our … Continued

Enrichment activities-are we doing too much of the wrong stuff?

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I should start by saying that I do loads of enrichment, I probably own every active feeder ever designed, from the snakey ones, to the ones for really clever dogs, to the chewy and bouncy ones and I use them … Continued

Should my dog wear a harness?

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Dog Comm says yes, generally, your dog should wear a harness.  My own dogs mostly wear harnesses. My oldie whippet Gracie wears a harness and always has done since she had surgery on her neck 4 years ago. My other … Continued

What have I done?

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OMG what have I done?! This is how everyone feels the first few days after they get a new dog. Rescue dog, puppy, we all feel the same. Some people might not say it, but it’s never plain sailing. Life … Continued

First impressions

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If you’re a new client of ours, or you’re waiting to see us, or perhaps you’re thinking of coming to see us, this might be a useful read. Our consults for dogs with issues around other dogs or people are … Continued

Don’t ignore the small stuff (or you might miss the bigger picture)

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My husband came home from a walk at the crack of dawn  this week and told me he was never letting Sylvi (18 month old terrible teen Inuit) offlead again. Apparently she’d lost all recall despite there being zero distractions … Continued