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Carli O'Connor holding Jessica and Bryan O'Connor with Bella

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Dogs and cats use marking as a way of communicating with other animals – when they pee or defecate, pheromones are released that are their ‘profile’ in animal terms. It’s natural, but of course when it happens in the house, it is a behaviour we want to change! ...read more
 

Puppies are adorable. Puppies are bouncy. Puppies are love and joy personified. Indeed, puppies are many wonderful things – but one thing they usually are not is predictable, especially in what size they’ll be when they’re grown up, particularly if they’re mixed breeds. ...read more
 

Deaf but not dumb

31st Jul, 2016
The myth that deaf dogs can’t learn, or are more aggressive than other dogs is simply not true. While they may require more patience with training, and have a few limitations that require management, the bond they form with their owner is often strongly developed and they can lead happy and fulfilled lives. Some dogs are born deaf, others may have compromised hearing and some lose their hearing with ...read more
 

“We recently adopted a lovely dog of about two years old. When we brought Trixie back from the kennels, she was terrified... ...read more
 

Please could you help me? My rescue Staffordshire Terrier-mix dog, Sandy, is a year old. He is warm and loving around the home (except for the vacuum cleaner, which he attacks). ...read more
 

Dogs that bite

26th Sep, 2017
We recently acquired a cross-breed dog, Sally, from a shelter. She’s about four years old. We have another rescue, Andy, who is a Staffie cross, about six years old. Andy likes lots of human attention, while Sally tends to be less social with the family... ...read more
 

Picking up pebbles

24th Jul, 2017
Our new Labrador puppy, Aslan, chews stones almost continuously – actually, he chews just about everything his mouth touches, but mostly stones. Is this because he’s lacking something in his diet? ...read more
 

Jump for Joy

29th May, 2017
Please help! I really love my rescue dog, Roger, an Africanis-mix. As an adopted adult dog, he has settled down wonderfully and I can’t fault him on anything. Our challenge, however, is that when I come home from work, he is so excited that he jumps up – and doesn’t stop. ...read more
 

Coprophagia

1st Mar, 2017
My 6-month-old Beagle puppy, Boots, eats his own poop – and any other that he finds on walks. It’s really unpleasant as his breath stinks, and I’d love to have cuddle kisses with him but that’s obviously a no-no. What can I do to help him? ...read more
 

Resource Guarding

19th Jan, 2017
We recently adopted a young adult Yorkie; she has settled in well and we love her dearly. However, the problem with her is that she fiercely guards her food and becomes quite aggressive if any of our other animals or my husband and I go anywhere near while she’s eating. We’re not sure what the best way is to handle this behaviour and really need your advice. Please help. ...read more
 

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