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 [...]
Are Your Best Buddies Turning On Each Other?
Sibling rivalry is the term used to classify fighting that occurs within a multiple dog household. It usually starts with what appears to be a normal level of competitiveness among puppies of similar age, gender and development, or adolescent or fully mature dogs struggling for dominance or control of resources (including your own affections). The dogs do not have to be related by birth in order to prevent sibling rivalry. Often when dogs are of [...]
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 [...]