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Weekly Woof from the Web

Ooops, we seemed to have missed a Woof so will make it up with two this week!

The GORGEOUS Jessie, who needs a new home!

The key to teaching any species is first understanding how they learn about the world; this is a great place to start:


But training/learning is for all species, in pretty much the same basic way, so here are some lions with an awesome recall and stationing behaviour: Recall

We’ve all seen our dogs apparently act out some intense scene in their sleep, but do humans and animals have similar dreams?

Not only do we teach dogs how to behave around children and teach parents how to monitor child-dog interactions, we can teach children the best ways to behave around dogs too: How to be a kid dogs feel safe with
And some great tips on keeping interactions safe too: A dog will always tell you if he’s about to bite

We are pretty bonkers about enrichment for dogs – anyone handy want to build us one of these?!


Older dogs require a little extra TLC to make sure they have the best quality of life for as long as possible: 6 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

Just as it’s important to take care toward the end of your dog’s life, it’s also vital that great care be taken at the start of your dog’s like: Puppy 101

We have talked about the importance of looking beyond daily-walkies as a way of entertaining your dog here; this piece looks at this too, with some nice ideas included: What’s in a walk?

Muzzle training is a must for ALL dogs, before they need to wear one: Muzzles: limiting or liberating?

Such an elaborate operation, and clearing away the evidence too:


Here’s another super talented canine:


And on stealth, I think this fella has them all beaten: Ninja Husky

Weekly Woof from the Web

Such a busy week with lots of excellent dog-related resources from all over the web!

Spring is finally here and lots of us may wish to get more active with our dogs. Take care before you start putting your dog under any extra exertion though and only ask your dog to participate in exercise they are able for: Jogging with your dog improves overall fitness and health

Crufts 2016 is just coming to an end this evening; here are some vintage photographs from the 1900s.

Read Eric & Peety’s Mutual Rescue story (WARNING you will need tissues) and watch their short film below. Who rescued whom?


We often meet resistance when we ask pet owners and indeed, vets, to have the dog fully examined, including any relevant diagnostics, before or as we engage in behaviour work. This case illustrates the importance of such awareness: When the only symptom is behavior change 

Teaching a great recall isn’t about the type of dog you have, or just about having your dog come back when you call – it requires quite a bit of investment but is well worth it: The Secret to a Recall

And if you really want to teach your dog, better learn how they best learn: How Dogs Learn from Urban Dogs and How Dogs Learn from Dr Yin

Dogs ‘speak’ a foreign language:

What your dog is desperately trying to tell you!


Licks don’t necessarily equal kisses:


I’m sure many of us know someone who probably shouldn’t have a dog for some reason or another…5 Ways to talk someone out of getting a dog when they should not have one

All the feels: awwww!

Some training inspiration from Jumpy!

Mesmerising and relaxing: