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dog behaviour, dog training, dog years, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the fifth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. Murdock will be seven months old in a few days’ time and this means that he is hitting the peak of adolescence. Described as the “teenage phase” puppy adolescence is characterised by increased assertiveness, rebelliousness, and momentary lapses in judgment. Murdock will be pushing his boundaries at this time as he starts to learn what is expected of him and what he can and can’t get away with!  Measuring Dog Years  But how can...

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cats, dogs, Facebook, kittens, Lockdown, Pet snail, puppies -

In the news this week: Animal charities are warning people to be wary of irresponsible breeders selling puppies and kittens on Facebook, due to the unprecedented demand for pets in the UK during lockdown. Facebook rules clearly state that you are not allowed to buy and sell pets on their site but an investigation by the BBC this week has found many puppies and kittens being offered for sale on the popular social media platform. Now animal charities are telling buyers to beware. Not only because it is wrong to buy a pet on Facebook, but because some of the ads could...

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Dogs communicate with us in different ways, such as barking, growling or through body language - and some whine more than others. For some breeds of dog, whining it is the first thing they do in response to any situation – whether they have been left alone, they want a bit of your dinner or they would like to get on the sofa - whereas some dogs hardly whine at all. The important thing to note here is that when we say ‘stop your dog from whining’ we don’t mean how to silence your dog when they are whining – but...

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cats, dogs, pet photography -

A recent study has revealed that UK pet owners now take more photos of their pets than of their family. The survey by Towergate Insurance asked 1,000 dog and cat owners across the UK about their snapping habits and found that people are now taking more pictures of their pets than ever before. Because many of us have been spending more time with our pets during lockdown we have been taking more photos of them too – and we’ve been snapping them more than anything else. Those surveyed said they took more photos of their pets than their family, partner,...

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dogs, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the fourth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. 6 Month Milestones This is our fourth month of owning Murdock and he is now 6 months old. He has started to calm down a little and is jumping up and biting less now that he has lost all of his tiny, needle-like puppy teeth and his adult teeth have almost all come through. He does still like to chew things he shouldn’t, especially the children’s toys, gloves and shoes so we have...

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