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Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety      Everyone needs a little time alone now and then unless of course you are a dog who suffers from separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behaviour problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a...
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DOGS die in hot cars

DOGS die in hot DOGS die in hot cars Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you are going out in the car think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny...
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Dog bites Are there dangerous breeds?

Dog bites Are there dangerous breeds? Dog bites are a serious problem . Each year, 9.7 million people are bitten by dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Around 17 percent of these people require medical care. And in approximately...
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Faeces eating

Faeces Eating ‘Coprophagia, to give the proper name  is a natural form of behaviour which most dogs learn from puppyhood when their mother will clean up after them. It happens more in puppies which come from rescue kennels and pet shops. It can also be started...
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Anthropomorphism

This is the word that is used when we believe dogs have the same feelings and emotions as humans and that they understand our language. A mistaken belief, of course. Dogs are not small, fur-clad human beings. They are canines. True, they are man’s best friend...
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Divorce- Will Your Dog Come Off Worse?

Divorce is a sad fact of life. These human problems can cause stress to dogs. A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and a way of life, that relies on us for their mental, physical and emotional welfare. Dogs of course are frequently denied consideration...
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Causes of destructive behaviour:

Causes of destructive behaviour:   Attention-seeking: Chews many different items.  Happy to see owner on return.  Doesn’t appear stressed.  The same behaviour can be observed when the owner is present.  If owners are asked  to totally ignore the dog, the dog...
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Children and dogs (1)

Children and Dogs The most frequently bitten people are children. By the age of 14, about half of all children have been bitten by a dog. The overwhelming majority of bites occur in children under nine years of age, sometimes resulting in both physical and emotional...
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Teaching children

Teach Your Children and Dog to Get AlongChildren and dogs seem to go together, but as fun and easygoing as their relationship may be, children need to learn how to handle the family dog properly. Proper treatment prevents aggressive behaviour from your dog and...
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Breeding..So you want to Breed

So…..You Want To Breed To make lots of money! Do you realise the actual expenses involved in breeding, such as advertising, stud fee, vet. bills, food, etc.to name a few?Because it would be good for the children to watch the birth and  play with the puppies as...
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On the Forest Floor

This is a sad poem if you appreciate the beauty and innocence of a lovely bird. This little bird is dying and nobody stops to help.

Beneath some fallen leaves;
On the forest floor,
Lies a bird; silent.
Chirping no more…
The once esteemed beauty
Of his golden feathers,
Are now washed away,
By the rain and awful weather,
His wings are bent and broken;
He can barely fly,
The eagle-like heart he once had,
Is now beginning to die.
No one looks up to this bird anymore.
He is just another fallen object,
Lying on the forest floor…
The little bird, as he dies,
Looks up at the blue skies,
And no one even stops to cry,
Or to feel any emotions inside,
As his heart beats its last song,
No one wonders if they have done wrong.
As it was, the bird just needed love;
Love, all along.
But there was no one there,
To mend his broken wings,
There was no one there,
To listen to the song he would sing.
The people were too busy,
And too controlled by wealth,
To care at all about nursing a bird,
Back to proper health.
They could not look down,
To the broken, sad, and poor;
And spot a little bird,
Lying there,
On the forest floor,
They could not bend down,
And cup him in their palm.
They could not sooth him,
And make his beating heart calm.
But there was Someone,
Up in the sky,
He watched sadly,
As the little bird slowly died,
His hand reached down,
From the place in the sky,
It carried the bird up, up,
Way up high.
Now the bird is free,
Free again.
Free to chirp, free to sing,
A song of no end,
But, down here,
Where the bird once lay;
On the forest floor,
Things get harder;
Worse than they were before,
More things die,
And drop to the ground.
Things vanish away,
Without making a sound,
And while they are now happy,
We can not ignore,
The bird we left there to die,
On the forest floor.

© James V. Harker, Jr.

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David has been working with dogs for over 65 years starting his canine career in Israel serving with the K9 Police for 5 years.

He has been involved in all forms of dog training, including air-sea rescue, air scent work, along with drug and explosives detection. Before retiring David ran schools in Spain for 24 years specialising in free socialisation which he pioneered. David has devoted over 30 years to studying behaviour and the passive approach to dog training.
David is an Honorary Life Member of the British Police Services Canine Associationfor for his work and dedication to the canine industry. He is a Member of The Dog Training Industry Assoc. UK. and Federation of Dog Trainers & Canine Behaviourists.
David has his own Radio Show on Talk Radio Europe now in its 21st year inviting consultants behaviourists, trainers and many interesting people in the animal world. David every has appeared on many TV shows in the UK and the USA and writes for many weekly newspapers and magazines.
David was the pioneer and founder of the Nottinghamshire Hospice. You can listen to David the Dogman on Talk Radio Europe every Saturday at 10.00 CET, to listen TRE Live now, click here.

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