Category: Behaviour

Understanding Scent Marking in Dogs

Understanding Scent Marking in Dogs What is Scent Marking? All dogs scent mark. It is completely natural behaviour, but it can be a real problem when the dog picks up the habit of scent marking inside the home. It is most often seen in unneutered males. High levels of testosterone make the dog want to…

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs, Is it Dangerous?

 Reverse Sneezing in Dogs What is it? Have you noticed your dog suddenly start to make bizarre snorting noises and appear unable to breathe? He will stand still, extend his head and neck, pull back his lips and make loud, deep and forceful inhalations through the nose. The dog may then gag a few times…

Adventures of a Dog Walker

Adventures of a Dog Walker You know the signs. You ‘re having a lovely walk with ‘mans best friend’ when you suddenly spot four legs where a head should be, frantically writhing in the grass. The first time it happened I thought ‘how cute he’s wriggling around in ecstasy’. I was partly right. There is…

How Children Learn From Dogs

How Children Learn From Dogs  A relationship with a well-trained dog  can teach a child Manners Caring Trust Gentleness Responsibility Empathy Patience Compassion However, some important points need to be considered before introducing a pet to small children. The child must be old enough to respect the dog’s space and to not accidentally hurt him by…

Stop my Dog from Barking

How do I Stop my Dog from Barking? I seem to spend half my life asking my mini dachshund to stop barking! I know it’s natural for dogs to bark and they are worth their weight in gold as burglar alarms but Darcy seems to think he is solely responsible for our protection at all times. I…