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What does a wagging tail mean?

What does a wagging tail mean?

If I was asked what the most misunderstood thing about dog behaviour is, I would probably say tail wagging. I’ve overheard parents telling children that a dog is friendly because it’s tail is wagging, and have seen people walking past a very anxious dog and talking...

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Why does my pet…?

Why does my pet…?

Have you ever wondered WHY your pet does something they do? As a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, this is probably the question I get asked the most. Often, we want to know why an animal does something that may worry or bother us, so that it can be changed. In...

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Mental stimulation ideas for your dog and cat

Mental stimulation ideas for your dog and cat

One of the largest problems with animal welfare in our household pets is their lack of stimulation, or boredom. This can lead to many behaviour problems, but you may simply notice that your dog or cat isn’t doing much during the day. They could likely benefit from...

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Three important ways to improve your relationship with your pet

Three important ways to improve your relationship with your pet

I often get asked what I think is the most important role I have as a behaviorist. The answer is simple - I want to improve the relationship you have with your pet. Now there are many ways to go about this, but there are a few important things that I’ve found help to...

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COVID-19 and Pets

COVID-19 and Pets

There are many questions about pets and coronavirus (COVID-19) going around on the internet, so here’s an update on what is known as of March 27, 2020. Positive tests in China in dogs Two dogs have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in...

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