Why Do Dogs Bite?

Every year, millions of people across the world are victims of dog bites- with 4.5 million bites happening each year in the United States alone. As descendants of wild animals, all dogs have the potential to bite, even those who have never displayed any aggressive behaviour previously and appear to be completely friendly. Understanding why dogs…

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How To Dog-Proof Your House

Dogs, no matter what their age, are naturally curious. Sooner or later, something is going to catch their eye that if swallowed, bitten, chewed or scratched could damage your house or be dangerous to them. As is often the case, prevention is better than the cure and it’s important to deal with potential hazards before they become a…

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Sunday Surgery: How to Prevent Food Aggression

Food aggression- where a dog shows aggression whilst protecting, guarding or eating their food, can become a serious issue for dog owners. Not only does it have the potential to be dangerous to other pets in the home, but it may lead to further problems with obedience and the dog’s relationship with its owner. It is therefore…

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How To Get A Dog Used To A Collar and Leash

As a dog owner, attempting to get your dog used to a collar and leash has the potential to be quite a stressful and frustrating task. Whilst there are some dogs who are instantly comfortable with a collar and leash,  it is certainly not uncommon for other dogs to have a hard time taking to the concept.…

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Sunday Surgery: How Can You Stop Your Dog From Barking?

One of the most common behavioral issues that dog owners are forced to deal with is excessive barking. Not only is it a problem for owners, but it can also cause unwanted tension between neighbors and other pets. On the bright side, there are plenty of techniques that one can use to help appease the barking…

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Sunday Surgery: How To Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up At Guests

As a dog owner, one of the most embarrassing problems we can experience with our pet is when they jump up at guests, and worse- won’t stop when we tell them to. Not only can this make our guests uncomfortable, especially if they have a fear of dogs, it can also create an awkward situation and…

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Sunday Surgery: An Introduction To Socializing Your Puppy

In this week’s Sunday Surgery, we’ll be taking a look at the basics of socializing your dog. This is an area that can cause a lot of confusion amongst dog owners, and there is certainly a lot of misinformation floating around on this topic. In today’s article, we’ll strip everything down to the very basics and…

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