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Free Shaping

When training dogs it is important to know some of the basic ways that dogs can learn. One of the way dogs can learn is by free shaping. This is when dogs learn via trial and error. It is a great way to get dogs to use their brains whilst teaching them new tricks and bonding with them.

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Facial Expressions During Positive Anticipation and Frustration…

Everyone has heard of a few things about facial expressions such as lip licking can be a sign that a dog is stressed. Whale eye is another one you see mentioned quite often. At the end of last year another paper was published looking at the differences in facial expressions in dogs when they were...

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What was your dog bred for?

Do you know what your dog was originally bred for? Here are the 20 most popular breeds according to one pet insurance company and the jobs they were originally bred to do. 20. Bichon Frise Here are the 20 most popular breeds according to one pet insurance company and the jobs they were originally bred...

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What Was Your Dog Bred For? PtII

Following on from the first article here are the top ten most popular breeds and their history. 10. Chihuahua Following on from the first article here are the top ten most popular breeds and their history. 10. Chihuahua The history of the chihuahua is pretty unknown but it is believed to have originated from Mexico....

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Methods of dealing with Aggression

How to deal with aggression - this study looked at different methods of training and how effective they were when it came to dealing with aggression within a dog. The study looked at 963 dogs whose owners described them showing at least one form of aggression. 50% of the dogs were mixed breed and 56%...

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Returned Dogs in Rescue

Why do adoptions fail? This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot and before we go through this research paper it is really important to know that if you feel you have adopted a dog and it isn’t the right dog for you, for whatever reason, you are definitely better returning the...

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Free Shaping

When training dogs it is important to know some of the basic ways that dogs can learn. One of the way dogs can learn is by free shaping. This is when dogs learn via trial and error. It is a great way to get dogs to use their brains whilst teaching them new tricks and...

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Enrichment – Snuffle Mats

Snuffle mats are a great way to feed your dog and keep their brains busy at the same time. They are very easy to make and once you have got past the cutting up lots of material it is really calming sitting and putting them together. You can buy them ready made but they are...

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