Pet Behaviour

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    By | March 17, 2016 | Blog

    Do you have a dog that takes one mouthful of food from his bowl, walks away and then drops it on the floor before eating it? This is a fairly common practice in dogs. Most experts agree that the reason behind this seemingly odd behavior is your dog’s pack

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    By | March 14, 2016 | Blog

    There is no doubt that all dogs do a lot of sleeping; the amount varies from dog to dog and depends on the dog’s age and personality. If we add up all the little snoozes and longer sleeps, most dogs sleep about fourteen hours a day! Some dogs twitch and

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    By | December 17, 2015 | Blog

    Have you been on the receiving end of this type of phone call? “Hello, this is Jim.” “Hi Jim, it’s Debbie from next door.” “O hi Debbie, is everything alright?” “Um, no actually, your dog has been

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    By | November 3, 2015 | Blog

    Dogs are funny creatures with strange habits and rituals. Not only does it make for good entertainment, their rituals are also what contributes to them being trainable. While each dog has its own idiosyncrasies, some behaviours are almost universal and one of those

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    By | September 15, 2015 | Blog

    To share a bed, or not to share a bed with your pet? This question usually evokes a variety of emotive answers from people on either side of the argument. But what are the pros and cons of co-sleeping with your pet? The pros of sharing a bed with your pet According

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    By | January 29, 2015 | Blog

    "How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish." said

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    By | January 3, 2015 | Blog

    Pets do not react well to fireworks and thunderstorms. Since there will be fireworks this festive season, it’s best to be prepared. Manuela Rowlings advises; "Phobia of thunderstorms, fireworks and loud noises can range from a mild version to very severe. In

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    By | December 8, 2014 | Blog

    Dogs, in general, love couches as they see couches as an excellent place to curl up and rest. Couches are soft, dogs love soft! Who wouldn’t love a nice soft spot to curl up? Dogs pay attention to their surroundings in nature, and that extends to where you

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    By | November 17, 2014 | Blog

    Manuela Rowlings of Skillful Partners tells us more and gives tips on how to deal with thunder phobias in pets. Briefly explain what causes Thunder Phobia in pets? Many dogs are scared of loud, unexpected noises and often particularly frightened by thunderstorms