It can be easy to assume that only humans become stressed – with busy schedules, working weeks and family pressures. Yet what is important to remember – and address – is that our pets can feel stressed too! Dogs can be affected particularly strongly, as they are sensitive to changes in environment and routine. People often confuse the signs of a stressed dog with bad behaviour too; for example excessive barking, hyperactivity and more scratching than usual are all potential signs of a [...]
Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night as well as Divali and New Years Eve are traditionally fun times for us humans, but for animals it is rather a different story. Not all dogs are frightened by the sights and sounds of fireworks, but for those with nervous, timid, shy or fearful personalities, the period leading up to and around Bonfire night can be the most debilitating and traumatic experience for them.
Fear of fireworks
For some dogs, even the first pop, sight or smell of a firework is [...]
Dogs are one of the UK’s best-loved animals – and it is easy to think that we know a lot about them. After all, these are the animals we often share our lives with – in the form of pets and companions – they certainly aren’t called ‘man’s best friend’ for nothing! Do you know about these 4 dog fun facts?
Yet the fantastic thing about these incredible canines is that there is so much more than meets the eye. Why not consider some of the following facts, [...]
Expert tips to avoid Rescue Dog Syndrome
Adopting a rescue dog and giving them a new chance in life is a wonderfully fulfilling act of kindness but in order to make it a success, it is important to go into the process with an informed mindset. When adopting a rescue dog you should bear in mind that many have been abused or neglected and many have had several failed homes and landed in a succession of previous shelters. Others are found abandoned, picked up as strays on the street or have been [...]
The following article on raw feeding was written exclusively for Angel Dog Training by Jonathan Self -Trustee of The World Land Trust and Journalist. Jonathan has written extensively for the British media including Country Life Magazine, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Mail On Sunday. The opinions expressed in Jonathan Self's article are those of the author based on his own extensive research. These have been confirmed as factually accurate by the acclaimed Veterinarian -Tom [...]
Although it can be argued that barking is a natural part of canine communication, nuisance barking can nevertheless be a behavioural issue with serious consequences for both dogs and humans. Often with dogs being surrendered to rescue centres, and owners being served hefty court penalties as a result of what is a very curable problem.
WHY DOGS BARK
You may find it strange to learn that it is actually us humans who are responsible for the nuisance barking we complain about. When living in the [...]
Angel Dog Training's resident dog expert Phillip Gazzard is now featuring as a regular guest on the Alex Dyke Show on BBC Radio Solent - Hampshire and the Isle Of Wight's favourite local radio station.
Un-tap The Potential Of Your Dog's Mind
Do you have a question about anything dog related, from behavioural challenges to simply understanding what may be going on in your own dog's mind? If so then tune in and feast your ears to a candid canine conversation as DJ extraordinaire Alex Dyke [...]
We all love spending time with our dogs – but with busy lives, including the demands of work, time is a precious commodity. If you have a dog and go out to work during the day, it is, of course, preferable that your pet can stay somewhere where it has the opportunity to socialise; whether it be with other dogs or people. Despite our best endeavours, there may be times when you have to leave your dog home alone. Therefore some important considerations should be taken regarding how to make this[...]
A New Year is often an occasion when people reflect on their relationships over the course of the last year – including areas they would like to change. When it comes to dogs, many people regret being too snappy or distant with their pet during the busy times. Or they wish they would have shown affection more to them. Showing your dog that they are loved and appreciated is an important part of maintaining a healthy owner-pet relationship. In this light, January could be seen as the ideal [...]
There are so many reasons why dogs are often referred to as ‘Mans (and woman’s!) best friend’! They provide loving companionship through good and bad, a source of friendship and plenty of character. If you have a dog, a new year offers even more opportunities and brilliant times to share – plus you can hold resolutions together too. This suggestion is not as absurd as it sounds; as many New Year’s resolutions are instigated towards a healthy lifestyle, and this can be just as good [...]