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Is your dog stressed? Dogs can be affected by stress just like people.  Just like us some dogs are more susceptible to stress triggers than others. Some dogs will show their stress more clearly than others. So how can we notice if our dog...

Is your dog stressed?

Is your dog stressed? Dogs can be affected by stress just like people.  Just like us some dogs are more susceptible to stress triggers than others. Some dogs will show their stress more clearly than others. So how can we notice if our dog...

Osteoarthritis in Dogs Osteoarthritis forms when the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones wears away. Your vet will diagnose arthritis by use of both X rays and consideration of the symptoms. It is important to consider both the X rays and symptoms...

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis in Dogs Osteoarthritis forms when the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones wears away. Your vet will diagnose arthritis by use of both X rays and consideration of the symptoms. It is important to consider both the X rays and symptoms...

In modern life we often find our stress and anxiety levels are higher than we would like. Trying to get everything done and also have time to relax can be a real challenge. Stress and anxiety are often caused when we are living in...

Pets Reduce Our Anxiety

In modern life we often find our stress and anxiety levels are higher than we would like. Trying to get everything done and also have time to relax can be a real challenge. Stress and anxiety are often caused when we are living in...

Does your dog have self control? One of the things we often love about dogs is their endless enthusiasm for life. Unfortunately though I am sure we all recognise that too much enthusiasm with a lack of self control can actually turn a dog...

Does your dog have self control?

Does your dog have self control? One of the things we often love about dogs is their endless enthusiasm for life. Unfortunately though I am sure we all recognise that too much enthusiasm with a lack of self control can actually turn a dog...

Tips on teaching dogs self control. Training our dogs should be fun and what ever we decide to teach them helps us build a relationship and bond. Some dogs are easier to train than others and it is their different characters that teach us...

Tips on teaching dogs self control

Tips on teaching dogs self control. Training our dogs should be fun and what ever we decide to teach them helps us build a relationship and bond. Some dogs are easier to train than others and it is their different characters that teach us...

Entertaining the Injured Dog When dogs become injured and can't be exercised, keeping them (and you) sane can be an issue, so here are some tips to help. If your dog is not on cage rest then now may be an ideal time to...

Entertaining the Injured Dog

Entertaining the Injured Dog When dogs become injured and can't be exercised, keeping them (and you) sane can be an issue, so here are some tips to help. If your dog is not on cage rest then now may be an ideal time to...

Entertaining the Injured Horse Unfortunately some horses like to injure themselves and we hear those dreaded words from the vet of 'box rest'. Some horses cope with this better than others but for some it is a real challenge. So here are 7 tips...

Entertaining the Injured Horse

Entertaining the Injured Horse Unfortunately some horses like to injure themselves and we hear those dreaded words from the vet of 'box rest'. Some horses cope with this better than others but for some it is a real challenge. So here are 7 tips...

I have created a monster. I am a reasonably intelligent woman. At least, I thought I was. I have an MSc and teach Msc students while also running 3 businesses, so last week when things came to a head with my dog (she wouldn't even do...

I have created a monster

I have created a monster. I am a reasonably intelligent woman. At least, I thought I was. I have an MSc and teach Msc students while also running 3 businesses, so last week when things came to a head with my dog (she wouldn't even do...

Owning a Springer Spaniel. I wasn't looking for a dog, in fact I had gone to treat a horse, but there she was a 4 month old Springer pup that no one had wanted. I said I would ask my landlord as I was...

Owning a Springer Spaniel

Owning a Springer Spaniel. I wasn't looking for a dog, in fact I had gone to treat a horse, but there she was a 4 month old Springer pup that no one had wanted. I said I would ask my landlord as I was...

Anxiety in Dogs. Unfortunately some dogs suffer from anxiety. They may be fearful, noise sensitive or have separation anxiety. But why do these behaviours arise in some dogs and not others? Fearful dogs have often been found to have less socialisation experiences and also...

Anxiety in dogs

Anxiety in Dogs. Unfortunately some dogs suffer from anxiety. They may be fearful, noise sensitive or have separation anxiety. But why do these behaviours arise in some dogs and not others? Fearful dogs have often been found to have less socialisation experiences and also...

Considerations when exercising your puppy Puppies are so cute but can also be hard work. There is all the training of basic manners and obedience and then some are destructive with chewing but with only 5 minutes of daily exercise advised per month of age...

Considerations when exercising your puppy

Considerations when exercising your puppy Puppies are so cute but can also be hard work. There is all the training of basic manners and obedience and then some are destructive with chewing but with only 5 minutes of daily exercise advised per month of age...

5 Consequences of an inappropriate warm up for your dog Often when we exercise our dogs we do not have a set warm up or cool down routine but this can have consequences for both our dog's health and competitive performance. Whether you are...

5 Consequences of an inappropriate warm up

5 Consequences of an inappropriate warm up for your dog Often when we exercise our dogs we do not have a set warm up or cool down routine but this can have consequences for both our dog's health and competitive performance. Whether you are...

Why slow training can improve your dog's speed. In the world of agility and other fast dog sports, speed is key. You often hear people say that a fast elimination is better than a slow clear as the dog then has drive but the...

5 Reasons why slow training improves your dog’s speed

Why slow training can improve your dog's speed. In the world of agility and other fast dog sports, speed is key. You often hear people say that a fast elimination is better than a slow clear as the dog then has drive but the...

Who do you train Are you a dog trainer? If so do you train the dogs or the owners? Quite probably you are training both but do you treat the owner differently to the dog or have you tried applying the same principles of...

Who do you train?

Who do you train Are you a dog trainer? If so do you train the dogs or the owners? Quite probably you are training both but do you treat the owner differently to the dog or have you tried applying the same principles of...

Does your dog suffer from back pain? Just like us our dogs can suffer from back pain too. But how do we recognise it in our faithful friends? As a McTimoney therapist I see dogs for a variety of reasons. Many agility dogs I...

Back Pain in Dogs

Does your dog suffer from back pain? Just like us our dogs can suffer from back pain too. But how do we recognise it in our faithful friends? As a McTimoney therapist I see dogs for a variety of reasons. Many agility dogs I...

Is Your Dog Sound? This is an interesting question and depends on your interpretation of the word sound. If, to you, this means that your dog is not lame then how do you define lameness? Vets grade lameness on a scale of 0-5 or...

Is Your Dog Sound?

Is Your Dog Sound? This is an interesting question and depends on your interpretation of the word sound. If, to you, this means that your dog is not lame then how do you define lameness? Vets grade lameness on a scale of 0-5 or...

Do you suffer from anxiety when riding or competing? Competition nerves can be a healthy thing but for some they are crippling and take away the fun from what should be an enjoyable experience. Even some top riders have seen sports psychologists to help...

Do you suffer from anxiety when riding or competing?

Do you suffer from anxiety when riding or competing? Competition nerves can be a healthy thing but for some they are crippling and take away the fun from what should be an enjoyable experience. Even some top riders have seen sports psychologists to help...

Over exercising dogs. Is it possible to over train your dog? Just as it is possible for people to over train and for horses to be over trained the same can be found in dogs. Some dogs rest more easily than others and some...

Over Exercising Dogs

Over exercising dogs. Is it possible to over train your dog? Just as it is possible for people to over train and for horses to be over trained the same can be found in dogs. Some dogs rest more easily than others and some...

With the nights drawing in and the weather becoming rather wet it is never as enjoyable taking our dogs for a walk in winter as much as it is in the summer. But have you ever thought of trying something different? How about finding...

A healthy awakening for your dog or horse

With the nights drawing in and the weather becoming rather wet it is never as enjoyable taking our dogs for a walk in winter as much as it is in the summer. But have you ever thought of trying something different? How about finding...