What has gone wrong?

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“Pet dog savaged in front of teenage girl”, “Dog owner attempts mouth-to-mouth after pet is mauled by Staffordshire Terriers in a park”, Hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs up 76% in 10 years”…

What is it that has gone so wrong in the UK that we keep seeing these horrific headlines . . . → Read More: What has gone wrong?

Does it matter if your dog pulls on the lead?

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While I was at All About Dogs in Newbury recently I couldn’t help noticing that the majority of the dogs there were out in front of their owners, pulling them along. Most owners didn’t seem to mind at all about this, although I did speak to a few who were . . . → Read More: Does it matter if your dog pulls on the lead?

The responsibility of being a dog owner, guardian, carer or ‘parent’

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There is much hot debate as to whether our dogs should be considered pets, wards, family or possessions. Personally, I think they are a combination of all of these, although it’s important to remember that they are also adults of their own unique species, not a furry version of our . . . → Read More: The responsibility of being a dog owner, guardian, carer or ‘parent’

Time to Move On

This sort of thing makes me really cross!

I received an email at the weekend from someone who was very upset after being verbally abused for ‘correcting’ her dog. This person had, apparently, tugged the leash and said a firm ‘no’ when her young dog tried to jump up at a passer-by. . . . → Read More: Time to Move On