Breeds

Getting to know them better: a collection of breed information pages to know our dogs better. Includes behaviour and temperament, breed traits, physical features, life expectancy, recommended training, grooming and care of the different dog breeds. 


Dog Training

Dog Agility Training

You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

There is an old saying that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” If you have an older dog, you will be relieved to know that this just isn’t true. Older dogs are more than capable of learning new behaviours, and it’s never too late to start working …

The Pitfalls of Using Punishment in Dog Training

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to training pet dogs: Reinforcement-Based methodologies and Aversive-Based methodologies. Training plans that are based in positive reinforcement are designed to set the dog up to make good choices, w …





Canine Science

Derby the dog sitting on the lawn

Being Different Shouldn’t be a Death Sentence

3D printing is no longer a novelty. Designers of 3D printing have moved past human prosthetics and created some for our beloved dogs and other animals. Derby, a mutt that looked to be mostly husky, was born with maldeveloped front limbs, is now able to …

Donor Dog in Canine Blood Transfusion

Canine Blood Transfusion

Too often we see urgent requests on social media asking for pet blood donors to save the life of another who is losing blood. For some, it even comes as a surprise that blood transfusion could be applied to animals. Why might my pet need a blood transf …