BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part two).

Once you have mastered the basics of understanding dog body language, it’s time to apply this vital knowledge to your own furry family member. Just as speaking a new language with a native speaker can be a bit of a revelation, you may discover that it is not quite as simple to ‘read’ your dog, as it is to understand canine behavior from pictures. First … Continue reading BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part two).

BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part one).

Dogs are expert communicators but they do it differently from us. As dogs lack the ability to speak words, they use their body instead to let others know how they are feeling. Combined with vocalizations such as barking, growling, wining, or whimpering – you would be surprised how well dogs are able to communicate their needs. In fact, as a social animal, your dog is … Continue reading BUT DO YOU SPEAK ‘DOG’? Learning to read your dog’s body language (part one).

DOG TRIVIA: All about the tongue!

A dog’s tongue is truly amazing! Not only is it used for licking, drinking, and keeping the dog cool, but it also plays a vital role in communication and is a helpful barometer of your dog’s health and wellbeing. In fact, a dog’s tongue has more responsibilities than any other part of his anatomy except the brain! For such an important piece of anatomy, the … Continue reading DOG TRIVIA: All about the tongue!

CAGE RAGE! What it is and how to manage it.

It’s easy to fall in love with easy-going pups that tug at the heart-strings – especially those with adorable faces and sad stories. Unfortunately, a quick reality check reminds us that not every dog fits this description. Those of us who have spent time helping to rescue dogs can bring-to-mind seemingly unmanageable cases – dogs that won’t let anyone get near to them due to … Continue reading CAGE RAGE! What it is and how to manage it.

GARDENING WITH DOGS: Some tips for happily sharing the garden with your canine best friend!

Here’s a post for all of us impatiently waiting for some warmer weather to arrive! I love dogs and I love gardening too.  Unfortunately, the two don’t always mix.  For a plant enthusiast, there is nothing more horrifying than watching Rover enthusiastically digging a deep hole in the middle of the herbaceous border, or Bella charging through the tulips chasing a squirrel up a tree! … Continue reading GARDENING WITH DOGS: Some tips for happily sharing the garden with your canine best friend!