ICAN partners with Breakthrough dog food to discover ‘power of diet’

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A Breakthrough for the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) The newly-formed International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) is delighted to announce that they will be working with Breakthrough dog food in order to help their members discover the power of diet when working in canine behaviour modification, and help them share this knowledge to the benefits of dogs and their owners. The link …

Firework season is back!

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Not so long ago, the firework season was short-lived and lasted for just a few days either side of November 5th. More recently, things have changed. Now, it’s not uncommon for sporadic outbursts of firework activity to occur for more than a month. This makes the distress caused to dogs and other animals really difficult to manage. Demonstrating a fear …

Avoiding heat stroke in dogs

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We’ve all seen dogs locked in cars on hot days. No dog owner would deliberately subject their pet to the stress and potentially lethal danger of overheating but, just as people occasionally drive with no lights in poor light, maybe they just forgot to take account of the very real danger. Whatever the reason, dogs die in hot cars! What …

Being Alert to Canine Ear Conditions

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We all know that sore and itchy ears are a common condition in dogs, but it might surprise you to know that these conditions can be the reason for up to 20% of veterinary consultations. Research shows that similar conditions amount to less than 6% of consultations in cats so, clearly, we need to be alert to ear conditions in …

Breakthrough and Wood Green – More Results

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  With the launch of breakthrough™ earlier in 2016, we have carried out a number of studies with rescue centres and COAPE trained behaviourists to demonstrate the results that breakthrough™ can produce. One such study was with the Wood Green Rescue Centre in Godmanchester. This blog post outlines the results from this study and was first published as an academic …

Getting to Grips With Gundogs

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They are the most popular dogs in the UK – for good reason. But that’s not to say that problems don’t occur. Vicky Payne looks at how to overcome common gundog issues… Gundog breeds and their crosses make up a large proportion of the canine population. The Kennel Club registration figures for 2014 show the most popular three breeds are …

NEW progress Training Treats

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Hot on the heels of Breakthrough our revolutionary dog food, we are delighted to announce our new training treats; progress These little sliced sausage treats contain 70% Venison and 12.5% Sweet potato, so they’re sure to please your dog and provide a perfect little reward for the progress made in training. Balanced Rewarding Developed with Val Strong Msc, progress training …

The Sum Of Many Parts

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Knowing the ancestry of a mixed breed is crucial for providing type-specific care and training and understanding the dog’s behaviour. But don’t rely on looks alone – a dog that looks like a Labrador cross could well have no Labs in his family tree at all, as Sarah Morris of Blackdog DNA explains… I have always been fascinated by dogs …