Dog Behavior Blog

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Helping dogs cope during summer

helping dogs cope during hot weather

August 12th, 2019

Dogs love to be outdoors, especially during summer when they can head for long walks in sunny fields or have a lovely fun day at the beach. However, despite how much your dog loves being outside, when the summer days are getting longer and hotter it can be really dangerous for your dog and sometimes […]
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Introducing our Hydro Physio Canine Treadmill

WitsEnd Leicester Hydro Physio Canine Treadmill

July 29th, 2019

Here at WitsEnd, we are proud and excited to have a Hydro Physio machine and are now able to use water treadmill exercises as part of a physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, offering many benefits for your dog. Here we explain what the Hydro Physio machine is and how it can aid your pet’s recovery along with […]
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Choosing a rescue dog

June 27th, 2019

When choosing a dog, a great option to consider is a rescue pet, as it gives you the opportunity to provide a pet with a brand-new loving home. However, it is not a simple decision to make, and before choosing to get a rescue pet, you should consider the following: How old are you and […]
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The Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

May 15th, 2019

In the UK we love our dogs. They are members of our family and we are obsessed with them. But what are the most popular pedigree breeds of dog in the UK? Below are the top 10 dog breeds based on figures from Kennel Club Registration. 10. Miniature Schnauzer The first in our list is […]
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Is your dog aggressive?

April 30th, 2019

Just like humans, dogs are prone to changes in mood. Sometimes aggressive behaviour is a way of showing the dog wants something, feels unsafe or feels ill or sore. However, whatever the reason, if a dog is being regularly aggressive, they can be a real danger. Owners need to be aware of when dogs are […]
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Rewarding your dog in the right way

March 29th, 2019

Humans love to be rewarded. Whether through food, drink, money, a certificate or even a trophy – we love the warm feeling that comes with being recognised. Well, the same goes for our dogs. Just like us, they absolutely love to be praised, and what’s more it can play an essential role in dog training, […]
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Teaching an old dog new tricks

training for older dogs

February 26th, 2019

Just because your dog has a few gray hairs doesn’t mean that you should write it off as a lost cause. Older dogs deserve the same kind of attention as puppies and with the right attitude and training we can rectify bad behaviour and teach them new positive behaviour. Positive reinforcement The key to unlocking […]
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How to help children and dogs to bond together

helping children and dogs to bond together

January 25th, 2019

While in the vast majority of instances dogs and children get along quite well, there are occasions when something just doesn’t quite click. As the guardians of both our children and our dogs – the responsibility falls to us to find ways to help them co-exist. Dog ownership can teach children many valuable lessons. It […]
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Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety?

Overcoming dog separation anxiety

December 28th, 2018

Anxiety, like in humans, can affect all types of dogs and it has nothing to do with how big and strong, or little and large, they might be. The problem tends to arise in puppies but can affect dogs of all ages and breeds of all kinds. Here are some ways that you can tackle […]
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How to keep Christmas presents safe from your dog

Cute dog under the Christmas tree

November 30th, 2018

No one wants to leave their dog out of Xmas festivities, but often all the chaos of presents, mountains of food and lots of people in their home can lead to trouble. One common problem comes from the humble Christmas tree. Here we will look at a few ways that you can keep your dog […]
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