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

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey

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If you’re an owner of a reactive or anxious dog you probably worry about the kind of life your dog will have. You may feel like you aren’t doing enough or worry that your dog is missing out on having … Continued

Turning heads in Dog Communication

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  Dog communication is often very subtle but sometimes it’s glaringly obvious too!  We spend most of our waking hours observing dogs interacting and we still learn something new almost every day. Most communication between dogs is about trying to … Continued

The Trials and Tribulations of a Teenage Dog

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I’m living with my second adolescent puppy in two years and I’m filled with empathy for our clients as puppies of this age are really hard work! The toilet training and bitey stage seems a piece of cake compared with … Continued

Suddenly spooked- Secondary fear phase in adolescent dogs

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If you have a puppy anywhere from around 6 months old to 18 months (and more!) and they suddenly spook at anything at all you will often be told by your doggy friends, with a knowing nod, ‘oh, that’ll be … Continued

Bitey puppies!

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Bitey puppies! All puppies are bitey but some are bitier than others. Dog Comm’s newest arrival, Sylvi, is v bitey at the moment (and draws blood she bites so hard!). There’s several ways to deal with biting and different approaches … Continued