Category Archive: Dog Behaviour

Apr 02

D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone)

There is a synthetic version of this appeasing pheromone called D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) available as a collar, a spray or a plug-in diffuser.

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Mar 17

Dog Appeasing Pheromones

Lactating bitches, in common with other mammals, release a substance – called appeasing pheromone – from the area around the mammary glands which calms and reassures her offspring.

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Mar 08

Fleas on domestic animals

It’s that time of year again. With the hot summer days still to come.  Fleas will be rearing their ugly little heads yet again. Flea infestations are annoying for dogs and cats and humans, but they can also be very dangerous. Problems caused by fleas may range from mild to severe itching and discomfort to …

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Mar 06


Here is a question from my Ask Anne page … I have a brother and sister from the same litter. Am I right in thinking that there is no need to get them neutered, coz they wouldn’t breed with each other, would they? Reply This is a popular misconception and my advice it to get …

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Mar 03

Training: Stopping Pulling

It sounds easy enough but how do you stop your dog pulling? Some dogs can pull so hard that they harm themselves – or their owner. If you allow your puppy to pull then your dog will think that it is the normal thing to do.

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Feb 14

Valentines danger for dogs

You never would have thought chocolate could be a dangerous poison to dogs, but it is!  This is unfortunate because dogs just love chocolate, no more so than my black and tan cavalier Florence who would do anything to try and get some!

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Feb 08

Dogs Day Out

We have the gas man coming to install some smart meters this afternoon, so the girls are going out with our dog walker, Aunty Kate Greenall of Step In Pet Services.

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Feb 07

Puppy Socialisation and Training

When you have bought or adopted your new puppy the process of house training can begin! The routine is wake up, toilet, feed, toilet, sleep, toilet … simple!

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Feb 02

Tracking Collar

My friend Jemima, once mentioned that her black Labrador has an incredibly high prey drive and when she goes into tracking mode nothing else matters. Training goes out the window as she focusses on one thing and one thing only – the track she has picked up.

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Sep 12

Good Night with Lola

We had a reasonably good night with Lola despite the fact that she only came in yesterday afternoon.   She knows basic commands like Sit and is willing to please.   She gets on well with the other dogs but is more focussed on humans.   Anyone interested in adopting lola should contact us   … …

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