Reactive dogs leave a legacy of what they teach us

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If you have a reactive dog you probably didn’t sign up for this. You probably didn’t take them on knowing how your life would change and how hard many aspects would be. You’ve probably changed your expectations about your life … Continued

Thinking about getting a dog? read this first!

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Seems like everyone wants a dog at the moment. It’s true, dogs are brilliant companions, lots of fun, and they get you out and about. When so many of us are working from home due to Covid, it could be … Continued

Dog Comm presents ‘Cavorting Canines’ a seminar with Amber Batson, veterinary behaviourist

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      Cavorting Canines – physical and mental effects of exercise on the dog This one day presentation with Veterinary Behaviourist Amber Batson will look at what happens inside the exercising dog both anatomically and physiologically – structure and … Continued

What to do if your dog goes missing – and how to prevent that happening.

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What to do if your dog goes missing? Be prepared before they go missing. Keep up to date photos on your phone – clear shots of the whole dog, as well as headshots. Save as favourites so you don’t waste … Continued

Guest blog – my life with Staffordshire bull terriers – Jo-Ann Essex

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I first met Jo Ann when we were both filming for Dogs Trust with our dogs, me with Barley my lurcher and Jo Ann with Poppi her lurcher (stafford x whippet).  Jo Ann is a Stafford expert, she has bred … Continued

Behaviour modification – is it magic?

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No, unfortunately it’s not magic, however, if it’s done right, it can be life-changing, for you and your dog. Let’s be clear from the start, when we’re working with anxious, reactive dogs – the ‘training’ we are doing is nothing … 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

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