Dog Behavior Blog

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How to stop your dog from barking at the doorbell

how to stop your dog from barking at the doorbell

January 25th, 2018

From family and friends to postal workers and trick-or-treaters, the door can be full of surprises for our dogs. When someone knocks on your door or rings the doorbell, it’s not unusual for dogs to react with wonder and excitement at a new visitor, but equally they may react with fear and trepidation as to […]
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Breed Selection: Choosing Your First Dog

dog breed selection

December 28th, 2017

If you’re just starting out on your pet owning journey then one of the biggest choices you will have to make is about which breed of dog you should choose. While there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to selecting a breed, there are certainly some types of dog which can be […]
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Adopting an older dog

November 23rd, 2017

It’s a sad fact that when it comes to finding homes for dogs it is much easier to find families willing to take in younger dogs than it is older ones. However, it’s often older dogs who are in the biggest need. All together there are an estimated 600 million stray dogs across the world, […]
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MLS laser therapy

October 8th, 2017

Here at WitsEnd we are always on the lookout for new methods of relieving pain, aiding mobility and improving quality of life for our four legged customers. One of the most exciting forms of treatment that we have begun to use in recent years is that of MLS (Multiwave Locked System) laser therapy, one of […]
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Dog show success for Shadow

September 21st, 2017

Much like their owners, the emotions and feelings of our dogs can often be deep rooted and complex. At our dog behaviour therapy sessions, one of the most common reasons for attendance is dog to dog aggression. However, rather than it simply being in their nature to be aggressive towards others, we regularly find that […]
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How to deal with splinters, thorns and ticks in your dog

how to deal with splinters, thorns and ticks in your dog

August 31st, 2017

Taking your dog for a walk is not only great exercise for your dog but also has some surprising benefits for you too. Regular dog walks can help you to lose weight, improve your mood, help you to socialise and most importantly will strengthen your bond with your dog. However, dog walks – particularly in […]
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Explaining the death of a pet to your child

explaining the death of a pet to your child

July 24th, 2017

Well-loved pets are our companions through life and become part of the family. Like losing a human friend or family member, when they die we can be left with painful feelings and emotions. The devastating loss of a family pet can hit hard, and often none more so than with our children. Here are some […]
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Dealing with your dog’s allergies

June 7th, 2017

Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from allergies; dogs are just as likely to suffer from runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezes when the pollen count is high. However, as well as seasonal allergies, your dog might also suffer from sensitivity to certain foods or things in their home environment. Food allergies One of […]
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Help! My dog won’t fall asleep!

May 23rd, 2017

It’s not unusual for humans to have trouble sleeping. Money worries, work stress and difficult relationships are common reasons to upset a good night’s sleep, but why is it that your dog is having trouble? If your dog is waking you up whining, barking and scavenging around the house then read on. Why is my […]
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Letting your dog off the lead for the first time

April 29th, 2017

While this might seem a simple concept to a seasoned dog owner, it’s not always the case for those that are new to owning a pet. A dog is a big responsibility and for a dog owner who is still learning how to look after their dog it can be a daunting experience – especially […]
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