Do dogs get jealous?

Ever come home from visiting a friend and their dog, only to be kind of padded down with a nose followed by a look of absolute disgust – traitor!!  If you think your dog has an issue with the other dog and or cat and or pet in general he’s smelling on your clothes, you’re…

Running with Your Dog at Night

Originally posted on 21 Pup Street:
Running with your dog is a great way to bond and work on your fitness together. Daylight runs are optimal for many reasons, but if you’re like me, you struggle to find enough hours in the day (especially in the winter). But before you go out on your first nighttime…

How close are you and your dog?

Dogs really are man’s best friend who else really cares that you have had a bad day and just wants to make it better.  They give us unconditional love, and they don’t care that we just want to hang out in our trackies watching really bad reality TV. What you might not even realise is…

Hands for Compassion 

Originally posted on Conscious Business:
Hands for Compassion Heart of Ganesh has launched a new Humane Tourism campaign #NotOnMyBucketList to raise awareness for elephant cruelty in tourism. Tell travelers that elephant cruelty disguised as entertainment needs to be taken off the Bucket List!? Here is what you have to do: 1. WRITE #NotOnMyBucketList on your…

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Don’t try to tell me you haven’t giggled when your dog suddenly hears a sound and tilts his head.  You’ve probably gone further and tried to recreate the sound so he will do it again.  But why do they do it?  Well apart from because it’s absolutely adorable (like everything else about dogs).  We don’t…

Briard – a heart of gold wrapped in fur

A favourite Breed of mine as my beautiful Misha is a black Briard.  I can personally testify to their loyal, loving and intelligent temperament.  Misha is a regular visitor to aged homes and loves making kids with disabilities smile and giggle with her tricks and cuddly nature.  And while I couldn’t imagine life without her I’d be remiss…

Summer Safety for Dogs

Originally posted on the doggie style:
Ah, summertime! Long days, beach walks, swimming – what’s not to love about it? Our dogs love joining in the summer fun too, but it’s important to keep them safe in what is a notoriously a high-risk season for doggie safety! THE DOGGIE STYLE have the ultimate guide in…

18 ways your dog is improving your health

As if you need any more reasons to LOVE sharing your life with your dog, but if you’re reticent about getting a dog, or live with someone who needs some convincing. Let them know its official dogs are good for your health. “We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owners, especially…

How do I teach my dog a new trick?

How do I teach my dog a new trick? So how long will it take for your dog to learn a new trick? We often say it’s not the dog we’re teaching but rather the owner. Mostly it’s our lack of understanding and communication skills that slow the task of training our dogs. The following…

There’s More to Tail-Wagging Than Meets the Eye

One of the most basic and recognised pieces of dog psychology is via the trademark tail wag. Does your dog’s tail swish more to the right? Or, is your solemn pooch a left leaner? Scientists think they know what these subtle differences mean, and what’s more they’ve got evidence to show other dogs do too….