Wood Green Trial 2 – Mid Way Update

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We are well into our second trial with the Wood Green rescue centre and Chris Bennet has a brief update on two of the dogs Observation: Stray dog, reactive to other dogs on a lead from a large distance. Barking, hackles up and lunging. Mixed well with females off lead, very reactive when on a lead. Not responding to any …

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Hyperactivity

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Professor Peter Neville – Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) Many daily events will prompt a normal increase in arousal and an appropriate, or sometimes inappropriate, increase in activity levels as dogs perceive, learn and respond to what is going around them. Many dogs and puppies being trained by owners or dog trainers or treated by behaviourists can present problems …

What Makes breakthrough™ Unique?

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There are other products on the market that make similar claims to breakthrough™. So what makes breakthrough™ a truly revolutionary product? We asked the designer of this unique diet for an explanation. “The level of serotonin, a monoamine neurotransmitter, is wholly dependent upon the amount of available tryptophan and other essential amino acids in the diet. If deficiencies in the …

Did You Know? (No.6)

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breakthrough™ brings you a series of interesting facts about pets that you may not know about A recent study explored the effects of positive reinforcement (R+) compared with negative reinforcement (R–) on how dogs in a training class relate to their owners and also signs of stress (cowering, avoiding eye contact with owner, lip licking, yawning etc.). Two sequences of …

Did You Know? (No.5)

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breakthrough™ brings you a series of interesting facts about pets that you may not know about It has been known for a long time that in humans each side of the brain is specialised to process information differently and therefore controls different categories of emotions and behaviours. In general, the left hemisphere tends to be more active in non-stressful situations …

DID YOU KNOW? (No.4)

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  breakthrough™ brings you a series of interesting facts about pets that you may not know about Carrot or Cheese: When Less is More  There are many dogs that really enjoy eating carrots and all dogs love a piece of fatty cheese! If YOU have dogs that likes both carrots and cheese, here is a little experiment for you to …

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Emotions in Dogs

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Professor Peter Neville – Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) Did you know that some behaviour scientists even today refuse to accept that dogs have emotions? It’s probably because emotions arise and alter very fast and so they are difficult to measure other than by behavioural changes, so the scientists are often hampered by their own prejudices and lack of …

breakthrough™ Consumer Trial Results

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Dogs were referred to a behaviour specialist who was responsible for making and recording the emotional and mood state assessments. Inclusion into the study required the dogs to be in good health, not receiving any veterinary treatment or medication, or receiving any form of behaviour therapy and no history of dietary intolerance. Owners were provided an information sheet explaining the …

Neutering: The Evidence (Part 2)

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Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed, DipCABT, MRCVS, Val Strong MSc and Professor Peter Neville – Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) Incontinence of the urinary bladder is a common complaint in spayed female dogs with a reported frequency of between 5 to 30% in smaller to larger breeds respectively. UK vets cite urinary incontinence as the second most common disadvantage of spaying, …

Neutering: The Evidence (Part 1)

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Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed, DipCABT, MRCVS, Val Strong MSc and Professor Peter Neville – Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) For clarity, in this article the term neuter is used to mean a surgical procedure carried out in order to reproductively sterilise both male and female dogs. The term castration is used to mean the removal of male dogs testicles. The …