Posted on: June 24, 2020 - No Comments
What should you do if your pet is stolen and why should veterinarians scan new patients? Debbie Matthews from www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk joins Victoria to talk about pet theft, Fern’s Law and the importance of compulsory scanning.
Posted on: June 15, 2020 - No Comments
Victoria is joined by Certified Animal Behaviourist Andrew Hale, to talk about the new UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and how a different way of viewing canine behavior can improve the human/canine relationship.
Posted on: May 29, 2019 - 1 Comment
We as humans have made such progress with how we view dogs, but it seems with so many steps forward, we take a few more steps back At one time, dogs were given far more freedom than they have now, many having at least the daytime run of their neighborhoods. But that freedom also came Read More
Posted on: June 18, 2018 - No Comments
It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks. It’s actually adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We jump at such surprising sounds, and we might also run the other way or hide if we Read More
Posted on: May 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Since when does “just a minute” only apply to humans? We dogs say it too, except when we do, you humans get angry. You let us off the rope thing to go run around and play and then you ask us to come back at the most inconvenient of times, just when we are having the best fun – playing with other dogs or chasing small fluffies. When we don’t respond, you get mad and tell us how bad we are, but apparently you don’t understand that when we hear our name, look back at you and then continue with our game, we’re also saying “just a minute”. By the way…..how long is a minute?
Posted on: February 7, 2017 - 1 Comment
Consent is a right of every living being. We expect to be asked prior to being touched. But we give consent to strangers to touch our dogs without asking the dog.
Posted on: September 8, 2016 - 4 Comments
Those of us who help modify dog behavior for a living have to try and not see things during the course of our daily life.
Posted on: April 19, 2016 - 5 Comments
Why do dogs seem to want to eat everything in sight, whether they’re hungry or not? Science has the answer.
Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments
OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.
Posted on: September 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
Walking with your dog has so many health benefits. For National Walk Your Dog Week, here's 5 reasons to hit the pavement with your four-legged pal.
Posted on: September 10, 2015 - 35 Comments
This was not the kind of behavior that our beloved Steeler organization would support. This is not the value system that we expect from the Rooney family.
Posted on: July 6, 2015 - 2 Comments
From frozen treats to baby pools, we have some great ways to beat the summer heat with your dog.
Posted on: June 22, 2015 - 3 Comments
This would be perfect as a centerpiece at a shelter event, gala or like what we are doing, a doggie birthday party. We are going to teach you all, step by step, how to make some bone ball decorations.
Posted on: May 4, 2015 - 17 Comments
Anyone who loves or has loved a dog fiercely understands the intense loss when a person's dog passes away.We love fiercely and completely and we need to view that as enough and not feel regrets for what we might have done differently to have our dogs in our lives longer. Dog’s lives are precious but they are far too brief and grief is the price that we pay to have so much happiness in our lives.
Posted on: April 3, 2015 - No Comments
The first and only requirement to make the Perfect Easter Basket is to make sure that the Easter Basket is full. Filled to the brim is acceptable, but of course overflowing is preferred.
Posted on: April 1, 2015 - 14 Comments
Baskets and egg hunts are two popular activities for Easter Sunday. Typically, the tiny humans have all the fun while our dogs sit back and watch. How fair is that?! I say it’s time we make a change. This year, let’s throw an Easter egg hunt for our dogs. When planning your egg hunt, remember Read More
Posted on: April 27, 2014 - No Comments
I am appalled at this latest story coming from Liverpool. This is Breed Specific Legislation at its worst and yet another example of innocent dogs being taken away from their owners and euthanised without due process. I support law enforcement in many ways but this kind of policing is barbaric, especially when many of the Read More
Posted on: April 17, 2014 - No Comments
SPRING has sprung, well, at least for most of us! The warmer weather has melted most of the snow and for us down south, we are already cutting our lawns. The new season is loved by humans and dogs alike! The sweet smell of the tree blossoms, the buzz of bees and the return of the Read More
Posted on: November 25, 2013 - 3 Comments
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many dog owners are going to be faced with GREAT opportunities to work on counter-surfing with their dogs. As we have family over to celebrate the holiday season, there will inevitably be mouthwatering treats and other great smells out on the countertops. It’s so important to remember that our dogs Read More
Posted on: June 15, 2011 - 29 Comments
Breeding dogs for kids to witness the miracle of birth can backfire in many ways. In addition to contributing to pet overpopulation see what other unwanted messages it may unwittingly teach.