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Dogs’ brain scans reveal vocal responses

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Pet dogs took part in the MRI scanning study Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right. By placing dogs in an … Continue reading

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You really CAN love your pet like a child: Bond between dogs and their owners is ‘similar to that of a parent and baby’

Dog owners assume the role of the canine’s main social partner Austrian researchers examined the ‘secure base effect’, which is a key element in child/parent bonding They found an owner’s presence boosts a dog’s confidence when it is interacting with … Continue reading

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Dogs that kill are a terrible tragedy – but it’s humans to blame, not our pets

Feb 19, 2014 13:446 OPINION BY FLEET STREET FOX Dog attacks are usually linked to human stupidity – why blame a dumb, stressed, abused animal when it does what comes naturally? Eliza-Mae was killed yesterday, at just six days old. … Continue reading

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The Pit Bull Hoax – the truth about the ‘dangerous’ dog

The Pit Bull Hoax is a 13 minute educational DVD. Its intended purpose is to end Breed Specific Legislation. Featuring — Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Jean Donaldson and Diane Jessup.  

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Signs warn dog owners of killer disease

          21 January 2014 Signs warn dog owners of killer disease Signs are to be put up in the New Forest warning dog owners about a mysterious disease that has killed 13 dogs across Britain in … Continue reading

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Why Supervising Dogs and Kids Doesn’t Work

Why Supervising Dogs and Kids Doesn’t Work It’s sound advice given frequently: Supervise your dogs and kids while they are together. Breeders warn parents, “Don’t leave the dog alone with children, no matter how friendly the breed.” Veterinarians advise, “Never … Continue reading

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Animal charities struggle to cope as hundreds of Staffordshire bull terriers wrongly branded dangerous dogs are abandoned

Animal charities struggle to cope as hundreds of Staffordshire bull terriers wrongly branded dangerous dogs are abandoned By Lynn McPherson 12 Jan 2014 AS vets are asked to put healthy dogs down because charities do not have the space or … Continue reading

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Wood Green Animal Shelter bans rescue dog ‘sightseers’

This is why we do not have people visiting us without an appointment, and have not since we first set out our policy when we took on the kennels. It’s nice to see that other people are seeing the wisdom … Continue reading

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