Behaviour Tips

August 10, 2020

Animal Intelligence

All species display intelligence, but humans tend to place themselves as superior over other species. One of the reasons for this is the way intelligence is tested and a lack of agreement between professionals as to what intelligence is. It is topic that has interested researchers for many, many years. Though there is a lack of agreement on the topic there are some common themes including; types, how many types there are, what they mean, how it is represented in the brain and the role of nature versus nurture.
March 10, 2021

Prevent Separation Issues in Dogs

Your dog is probably relishing the extra time with you at the moment now you are at home, it probably goes both ways, I know my dogs are providing me with some sanity right now. However, looking into the future, when lock down is over our dogs are likely to suffer. You see, the more time you spend with your dog the stronger the bond becomes which is generally great! This closeness can be an issue for a dog once the owner needs to go out.
January 30, 2021

Puppy Development

Many owners are under the belief that socialisation simply means exposing their new puppies to other puppies and dogs. This is an over simplification of a complex process which can lead to issues with temperament as an adult dog. There are many developmental phases for a puppy which start before they are even born. Every experience they encounter will shape the dog they turn into. Some behaviour issues are even influenced by the approach of the breeder.