Doggie body language

• 28th Jan, 2020 •

Dog body language - and why we need to understand it!

In no way is this video exhaustive more just a series of snap shots.  Hopefully it will help you to think about what dogs are ‘saying;’ and to start to tune your observation skills.

  • Body language is a dog’s main method of communication
  • Dogs are social and need to communicate

Each dog will have their own behavioural repertoire, influenced by:

  • Breed  - changes in dogs shape over times…

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Smog

• 23rd Jan, 2020 •

We were very unfortunate in that our first cat, Mog who we had had from our friends as a tiny kitten was hit by a car and killed on our street virtually on his first birthday.  Vowing next to get a grown up cat who knew the risks, I went down to the RSPCA with a friend and we found a grey tabby cat with an abbess on…

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Mindfulness

• 21st Jan, 2020 •

Dogs are more ‘in the moment’ than us and I can’t help but be reminded of this when I’m walking our dogs on a hot day and Rover chooses to simply stop in the shade rather than rushing home.  He doesn’t have to get home to get ready to go to work.  Dogs are perfectly content to place themselves in the most comfortable situation available to them at that moment – ‘it’s hot, I’ll go…

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Rover

• 20th Jan, 2020 •

Rover:  Rover came from local rescue centre, Hilbrae in November 2011 when he was somewhere between 8 and 10 months old.  He had come in as a stray having been picked up from very near our house.  Hilbrae is the kennel that has the contract to take local strays and Rover was still serving his first 7 days waiting to be claimed when we spotted him.  Luckily for…

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Spot

• 20th Jan, 2020 •

We brought Spot home when she was 8 weeks old in 2013.  After Daisy died, Tim, my husband said, “if we are to get another dog (and I’m not sure that we should) we must get a small dog, a puppy of the ‘right’ age”.  By this, he meant 8 weeks so that we could socialise her/him properly.  The next time I went to the Moorlands Rescue kennels…

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