• Selective hearing in dogs - is it a real thing?
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    Is Selective Hearing In Dogs Real?

    My dog listens well at home but not away from home. My dog comes running when I whisper the F-O-O-D word but completely ignores me when I shout his name at the top of my lungs. Can you relate to this? You may think that our dogs have selective hearing but they simply just do…

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    Sniffing Games for Your Dog’s Mental Exercise

    Sniffing is such an important and natural behaviour for our dogs. That’s how they gather information, interact with their environment and communicate. Allowing our dogs to sniff and explore is one of the best mental exercises we can do to keep their brain sharp, prevent boredom, decrease hyper-activity and lower stress level. A mentally stimulated…

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    Teach Your Dog To Be A Sniffer Dog

    Did you know that dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in humans. And the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analysing smells is, proportionally speaking, 40 times greater than ours. To put it plainly, they can smell 10,000 to 100,000 times better…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Diesel

    Diesel is one hell of a superdog. He’s been on TV, pet and animal expos, a mascot for a vet clinic, and he even appeared on his very own dog food label at one stage. When Diesel was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with an illness known as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA is…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Alma

    Like humans, dogs don’t choose to come into this world with disabilities. However some dogs were born with it, some inherited it then became disabled later on in their life, and some sadly had it due to accident, neglect or mistreatment. Sometimes you can see the disability, but other times you can’t. These dogs adapt…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Marilyn

    As Ann (Marilyn’s mum) said, ‘Her megawatt smile should have been enough to get her adopted in a flash!’ – but she was waiting for 2½ years at Hear No Evil Deaf Dog Rescue before finding her forever home with Ann and Richard. Marilyn is deaf and blind because of her double merle gene. Other…

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    How to Introduce a Rescue Dog to Your Family

    You have a cat or dog already, and you’d like to foster or adopt a rescue dog, but not sure how to go about or to introduce them to the family? Master Bowie asked Dr Jo Righetti A renowned animal behaviourist and Rescue Awards ambassador, who also adopted her 10 year-old dog Chilli. Cathy Beer…

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    One child (dog) syndrome

    Bowie is my only pet dog and as first-time parent, I admit I’m over-protective at times and often spoil him. Bowie is such a social dog, to both humans and other dogs. We often take him to the parks and he’s made a lot of furry and non-furry friends. Though I’ve also been made aware…