He only wants to play…

One of the first articles we ever published on Paws Around Berkshire was about the consequences of dogs meeting up incorrectly when out walking: Dog on Dog Attacks. Sadly, nearly four years later, this is still one of the most frustrating and potentially . . . → Read More: He only wants to play…

Using that Nose – Searching and Tracking

We all know a dog relies on his sense of smell to interpret the world, in much the same way as most of us rely on our sight. In fact, when a dog sniffs a human or another dog, he is not just registering a smell, but taking in a . . . → Read More: Using that Nose – Searching and Tracking

Now wash your paws!

When my niece first told me about her new cat toilet training kit I wasn’t sure whether she was being serious or not so, when I saw that her cat, Henry, had initially decided just to sleep on it, I was kind of on his side!

However, curiosity aroused, I also . . . → Read More: Now wash your paws!

Why are so many dogs ‘reactive’ – survey results

Many thanks to all of you who took part in our recent poll about reactive dogs, the results of which were very interesting. The majority of those who voted felt that owners just allowing their dogs to run up to other dogs was the biggest contributor . . . → Read More: Why are so many dogs ‘reactive’ – survey results

Why are so many dogs ‘reactive’ to other dogs?

I saw a tweet recently from someone claiming that the number of dogs whose owners describe them as ‘dog-reactive’ or even dog aggressive now seem to be almost the same as the number who get on fine with most other dogs they meet. I’m not sure if this is true or . . . → Read More: Why are so many dogs ‘reactive’ to other dogs?

Getting a dog

Getting a dog can be such a wonderful and exciting experience but it’s also a huge responsibility too, and the pressures on us to get it right have never been greater.

The sad results of getting it wrong can be found up and down the country in our dog pounds . . . → Read More: Getting a dog