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What do you really have at the end of your lead? If you don’t know what your dog was originally bred to do, you won’t be able to tell what is perfectly normal behaviour or what is out of the ordinary. Continue reading feature 3


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

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