behaviour

Do dogs like hugs?
Behaviour
Do dogs like hugs?
For the majority of dogs, the answer is no. Dogs do not cuddle, they will usually interpret a hug as restraint or pressure. Most will tolerate a hug but if you observe their body language, they are not comfortable and re…
December 29, 2020 • 84 shares
Bringing a new puppy into your home - Dos and Don'ts
New Pet
Bringing a new puppy into your home - Dos and Don'ts
Bringing a new puppy home to join the family is a very special time. It should be a positive experience for you and your new canine friend. It is important to remember your puppy has just left their littermates and mothe…
November 26, 2020 • 147 shares
Why is my Rabbit Bored?
Behaviour
Why is my Rabbit Bored?
Have you ever wondered whether your rabbit could be bored? Boredom in rabbits is more common than you might think. Those little balls of fluff disguise clever brains that love to be kept busy and challenged. Wild rabbits…
October 25, 2020 • 255 shares
Socialising your puppy in a socially distanced world
Behaviour
Socialising your puppy in a socially distanced world
Since Covid-19 struck here in the UK in early 2020, we have been living in what feels like a whole new world. Terms like ‘pandemic’, ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolating’ and ‘lockdown’ have become everyday terms, and ma…
September 15, 2020 • 21 shares
Fact vs Myth: Dominance Theory in Dogs
Behaviour
Fact vs Myth: Dominance Theory in Dogs
“Dominance” is a term frequently used by dog owners and trainers alongside some behaviourists and vets. It is especially popular in the context of dog aggression.  The word ‘dominance’ actually describes a character…
July 21, 2020 • 20 shares
Why does my cat bite me unprovoked?
Behaviour
Why does my cat bite me unprovoked?
Ouch! Cat bites can be very unpleasant and always best avoided. As natural skilled predators, cats have sharp teeth and a firm bite. A common question from pet owners is why their cat indulges in this behaviour towards t…
July 9, 2020 • 2504 shares • 30 comments
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