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  • These drugs are used to modify or treat a wide range of undesirable or unsociable behaviour or emotional disorders such as obsessive compulsive behaviour, separation anxiety, depression, and…

  • It is not unusual for behaviour problems to develop in older pets. Many of the problems have similar causes to those in younger pets. Changes in the household or changes in the environment can…

  • There are a number of excellent books and training guides available that are intended to teach pet owners how to apply the basic principles of learning and training in a humane, effective and logical manner.

  • A pet may be a part of your life for many years – cats can live into their late teens, even as old as 20, and depending on the size dogs can often live from 8-10 yrs (giant breeds) to…

  • Systematic desensitisation is a behavioural modification method used to reduce an animal’s emotional response to a given object or situation. It is the most effective means of treating…

  • When we speak of training our pets, what we usually mean is that we want them to learn a specific task or behaviour. The best way to train pets is through the proper application of learning…

  • Prevention starts with puppy training and socialisation. Early and frequent pleasant association with other dogs will enable your pet to learn how to recognise and interpret canine…

  • Dogs are social animals whose evolutionary history makes them willing and able to live in groups. Group living enables a range of co-operative activities to take place efficiently as long as…

  • The terms dominance or status related aggression are confusing and outdated, although they are still widely used in the popular media. It is useful to spend a bit of time trying to understand…

  • The presence of unwanted and inappropriate barking is one of the most common complaints of dog owners and their neighbours! Up to a third of noise complaints to the Environmental Health…


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