Often times a pet owner will presume that a bite or growl has come out of ‘nowhere’ or that their dog is absolutely ‘fine’ in a situation; but this is often not the case, as is illustrated in this piece: A Second Look
A good place to start developing a better understanding of such situations is with canine body language and signaling; this is an excellent resource to get started with: Introduction to Dog Body Language from Silent Conversations.
fMRI is giving us some exciting insights into how dogs’ brains work plus all the dogs in Berns’ studies have been trained to willing participants in the MRI work – check some of their training and work in this clip:
Here’s a handy chart to figure out your dog’s age from WebMD.
We don’t have all the answers but these might be the reasons behind these 5 odd dog behaviours!
Now, it’s no excuse but we may have found a contributory reason for such a high proportion of these dogs to have a tendency to put on weight so easily: Why is my dog fat? (with link to full article)
A great clip clearly explaining the use of counterconditioning to help your pet to cope better with new, exciting or scary situations:
Have a conversation with your dog: Conversations with River
Good dishwashing advice from a vet and don’t forget to get your dog’s dinner out of those bowls (Kongs can go in the dishwasher too!).
For those pet lovers with green fingers here’s some gardening advice for pet friendly gardens.
Are you looking forward to the release of this film as much as we are?
Hey! Just have fun: