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Alone Training

Alone Training

By Don Hanson Dogs are social animals, and most will actively seek out our companionship. They can quickly become accustomed to having their people around all the time (especially during these pandemic times when ...
Play vs. Aggression

Play vs. Aggression

By Maureen Tay As a trainer, the issue of aggression is raised a lot. Indeed, it is the most commonly reported behavior issue by dog owners (Overall, 2013). One owner who contacted me recently had adopted a new dog ...
The Porcine Phenomenon

The Porcine Phenomenon

By Lara Joseph As we all know, animals are fascinating, especially when it comes to their ability to learn and their individuality. I am attracted to intelligent animals who learn quickly and are able to change ...
A Positive Strategy

A Positive Strategy

By Tamsin Durston As I set up my dog on the start line of an agility course, I want her to feel excited and exhilarated. At the same time, I also want her to feel relaxed within the environment and completely ...
Pet Professional Guild Announces Geek Week 2021; Invites Proposals for Presentations from Industry Experts

Pet Professional Guild Announces Geek Week 2021; Invites Proposals for Presentations from Industry Experts

Following on from success of inaugural event, second edition of Geek Week will take place on November 13-17, 2021
Compare My Dog Dot Com!

Compare My Dog Dot Com!

We most definitely live in a 'comparison society.' Many of us are prone to comparing ourselves to others, their merits or otherwise, what they've achieved, what they own, don't own, their assets – everything, in fact! I find this a lot in ...
A New Trend in Dog Boarding

A New Trend in Dog Boarding

By Rachel Brix Pioneered by Dr. Hal Markowitz in the 1960s, enrichment originated from a focus on zoo animals. He called zoos “concrete wastelands” (Bender & Strong, 2019) and was determined to improve the ...

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