Dog Behavior Blog

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Why do puppies bite?

why do puppies bite

June 25th, 2018

So, you’ve found your dream puppy and welcomed it into your home, but you’ve discovered that your cute dog has some really sharp teeth hidden away and wants to use them! What to do? While puppy biting is totally normal, it can come as somewhat of a surprise to owners. Puppies use their mouths to […]
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Top tips for stopping your dog from pulling on the lead

op tips for stopping your dog from pulling on the lead

May 29th, 2018

Pulling on the lead is a common habit of dogs and often happens when they are walking faster than us, are off-balance or just full of excitement! However, while pulling on the lead might seem harmless enough, it can actually become quite an irritant for dog owners and may even put them off walking their […]
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How to help your dog take its medicine

how to help your dog take its medicine

April 29th, 2018

It can be one of the most frustrating things in the world to see your dog in pain, knowing that if they’d just play along and take their medicine that they would begin to feel much better. However, an aversion to swallowing pills or other medication is not uncommon among dogs and there are a […]
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Why Your Dog Steals Food

why your dog steals food

March 26th, 2018

Most dog owners have, at some point, had their dog steal food from the table, the kitchen side or even from right below their nose as they sit and watch the TV. While this type of behaviour can seem harmless enough at first, there are some very real problems that can develop. If your dog […]
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Is your dog a speed eater?

is your dog a speed eater

February 28th, 2018

Some dogs eat at such a speed that it’s as if they think their food will disappear if they don’t gobble it all up. While it may seem a harmless bad habit, in reality it can actually cause some problems for dogs and endanger their health. Here we will look at some of those problems […]
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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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