To rescue or not to rescue: that is the question

As a behaviourist, I love working with all kinds of dogs: large dogs and small dogs, pure breeds and cross breeds. The dogs I really love working with are rescue dogs and I have a real soft spot for stray dogs that have been bought in, as we have no knowledge to pre-judge; everything we learn is from observation and working with the dog. Continue reading To rescue or not to rescue: that is the question

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The healing art of Reiki

by Nikki Caddick What is Reiki? Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of natural healing. Rei means “universal” and Ki mean “life force energy”. This energy flows through people, animals, trees and plants.  Originally founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th Century, the tradition has evolved into the Reiki treatments we see today. We all have an inner energy and to be able to … Continue reading The healing art of Reiki

Sally’s Fear of Loud Bangs

by guest writer Sue Reid of Animal Matters Flower essences are a natural, easy, inexpensive and safe way to help your dog feel calmer. With flower essences there are no side effects, no contra-indications, and no risk from choosing the wrong remedy or overdosing. They can be used alone or in combination with any other therapy. Bach Flower Remedies found to help firework fears include: Bach … Continue reading Sally’s Fear of Loud Bangs

Owing a dog in Spain

Owning a dog in Spain brings the usual challenges that I imagine every caregiver around the world undergoes.  Navigating around the rules, regulations and restrictions is not always straightforward, especially if you have dogs with quirks!  Being a trainer, I think it can be less straightforward and with the knowledge I have gained, ensuring you are doing what you know is best for your dog … Continue reading Owing a dog in Spain

To rescue or not to rescue: that is the question

As a behaviourist, I love working with all kinds of dogs: large dogs and small dogs, pure breeds and cross breeds. The dogs I really love working with are rescue dogs and I have a real soft spot for stray dogs that have been bought in, as we have no knowledge to pre-judge; everything we learn is from observation and working with the dog. I … Continue reading To rescue or not to rescue: that is the question