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Month: February 2016

New Research – Stranger Danger!

New Research – Stranger Danger!

Our relationship with dogs really is one-of-a-kind. Dogs are incredibly tuned in to our behaviours and learn a lot about a situation purely based on our reactions. Researchers at the Aix Marseille University in France have discovered that, when confronted with a stranger, dogs look to their owners for guidance and react according to their owner’s reaction. Even without an emotional response, the simple physical action of the owner moving away from – or towards – a stranger significantly affects…

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Muzzle Training 101

Muzzle Training 101

Muzzles are great! They are an incredibly useful and important tool used to keep dogs and people safe. Unfortunately there is a lot of negative stigma surrounding muzzles and dogs that wear them. The social negativity associated with muzzles can lead to people being reluctant to use them which can sometimes┬áhave awful and tragic consequences. When people see a dog with a muzzle they sometimes assume that it is a dangerous dog and that it must have a poor owner….

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