Who’s At Fault: The Aggressive Dog Or The Pet Owner?

Aggressive Dogs - Who's At Fault: Is It The Aggressive Dog Or The Pet Owner? Sadly, stories of the aggressive dog have been in the media lately, but is it a problem with the breed or are we as a society at fault? This is such an emotive subject especially when people are killed or [...]

Why Dogs Hump & How To Stop A Dog From Humping

Why Dogs Hump & How To Stop A Dog From Humping We've all seen those dogs at the park that run around trying to hump other dogs. This humping behaviour is very common, and unfortunately, many owners neglect to keep it under control and prevent it. In this article we will discuss how to stop [...]

My Dog Is Scared Of Thunder – How To Calm Your Dog During A Thunder Storm

How To Calm Your Dog During A Thunder Storm Question My dog is freaking out everytime there is a storm, especially when there is thunder and lightning. I am at my wits end.  I have tried a Thunder shirt and I turn on music. But I just can't be with my dog all day. I [...]

Ask Us Anything With Dr Jo From Pet Behaviour Vet

Dr Leigh talks with Dr Joanna McLachlan from Pet Behaviour Vet about all things behaviour in this episode of "Ask Us Anything". Check out the video or read the transcript below. We hope you enjoy and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section below. Dr L: Dr Leigh [...]

Halloween Top Safety Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe

Halloween can be so much fun, but it can also be a time of the year that many pets really struggle to cope. Anxiety levels increase, poisonings occur, and pets get lost.  We have compiled some halloween top safety tips to keep your pet safe this year. Beware of Chocolate and Lolly Poisoning According to [...]

Understanding Prey Drive

Greyhounds have been specifically bred and trained to chase using their sight. Lack of appropriate early socialisation, particularly around other dog breeds means that some are at serious risk of taking things too far in some situations. To ensure survival, all animals have a part of their brain dedicated to predation. However, the combination of [...]

Understanding Anxiety And Its Implications for Pet Greyhounds

Anxiety is a very common behavioural problem in both racing and retired greyhounds. Indeed it is very common across the canine spectrum, accounting for up to 90% of referrals to veterinary behaviourists. Anxiety is also a very common reason for relinquishment post adoption, with up to 60% of dogs being returned to shelters for this [...]

Introducing Your New Kitten To the Rest of the Family

Introducing your new kitten or cat to the rest of your pet family takes a little thought, patience and timing. You can introduce an adult cat the same way you do a kitten, but you may need a little more patience for success. Assess your pack’s attitude to newcomers You cannot assume your other pets [...]

Five Top Tips For Bringing Home A New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy  is an exciting time. Depending on your home circumstances, there are things to consider to prepare for your new puppy’s arrival. Get your timing right Bringing home a puppy is exciting and daunting all at the same time. There is nothing worse than bringing puppy home and you have to head [...]

Why Does My Dog Eat Garbage?

Scientists believe that the dog early ancestor the wolf became domesticated to humans due to them hanging around villages. These domesticated wolves were quite happy to spend time with people in these villages because they could scavenge for leftovers. So, it seems that it’s instinctive for our pets to scavenge for food scraps even though they have regular meals and aren’t dependent on the food they find lying around.