Appropriate dog play
Dog- dog play can be difficult for us as owners to know if it's good play for both parties involved. Some dogs are quiet and gentle while others are robust, boisterous and noisey. There is a simple way to know if your dog is having appropriate play by following MARS. M- meta signals A- activity shifts R- role reversal S- self handicapping Meta signals are indicative actions that suggest play, look for play bowsRead More →
Unknown risks of leaving your dog on its own
It must be fair to say that nobody likes leaving their dog on its own. But in many cases, we often fail to look at the real reasons why leaving your dog is bad and the huge negative consequences it can have on your pet's mental wellbeing. So here are three of those unknown reasons why you shouldn’t leave your dog on its own. 1. They get stressed Have you ever wondered why your dog pees on the floor while you’re aRead More →
The trick to returning your dog’s love
Your dog really does love you – and now it’s been proven that he can’t help it. According to a study released in Scientific Reports, dogs are genetically programmed to love humans. The findings were the result of a test which saw 100 beagles faced with trying to access food. The grub was placed in three boxes with transparent lids, one of which was bolted shut so that the pooches couldn’t get to it. The studyRead More →
Dogs get bored too!
Dogs, like people, can get bored and when they do, they resort to looking for ways to entertain themselves - just like you or I would. They could be having a real riot of a time chewing up and spitting out bits of your slippers or scattering your scatter-cushions - before tearing them apart: it’s such an easy and fun way to pass the time! Many of us quickly assume that the dog is punishing us for leaving them alonRead More →
Dogs can understand us!
Your dog may understand more of your speech than you think. Have you ever talked to your dog and felt he was understanding every word? If your family and friends dismissed it, you might be heartened to know that scientific research could be backing you up. Research has shown that dogs may well not just be picking up on your tone of voice. They might be able to understand more than we previously thought. When we heaRead More →