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Friday 31 May 2013

Homeopathy continued

Today we visited Nick Thompson to film some more articles on Homeopathic treatments for dogs. As well as a couple of interesting articles about fleas and worms, we also filmed about three remedies that Nick likes to use for various illnesses.

We thank Nick again for his time, and look forward to bringing you these articles in the coming months.

More wolf behaviour

Today we visited Toni Shelbourne, author of "The Truth about Wolves & Dogs" which we reviewed on this site earlier in the year.

Toni has over 10 years experience working with wolves at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, and gave us a great insight into pack theory and practice, and more about the difference between dogs and wolves. We look forward to bringing you these articles soon.

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Is it a wolf or is it a dog?

Today we had the pleasure of filming at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, including some articles about the organisation and their work. We also got some great footage of wolf behaviour, we can't wait to bring this to you soon!

Thursday 23 May 2013

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Today we filmed at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate who authorise and regulate medicines for use in all animals, including dogs. They are also responsible for ensuring that these medicines are stored and used correctly, and monitor reports of adverse affects and inefficacy.

We spoke to CEO Peter Borriello about the work of the VMD in general, Giles Davis about adverse event reporting, to Matthew Isted about the Internet Accreditation Scheme which seeks to ensure the safety of medicines bought online, and also to Abigail Seager about the Product Information Database which contains detailed information about all currently and previously authorised products.

A huge amount of very useful information coming your way, watch this space!

Wednesday 22 May 2013

The Dogfather – Part 1

Today we had the great pleasure of filming Ian Dunbar's one day seminar entitled "Crucial & Cutting-Edge Concepts in Dog Training". As you may already know Dr Dunbar is a world-leading authority on dog training, and started the world's first puppy classes 32 years ago. In this seminar Ian talked about a range of subjects around puppy and dog training, and his thoughts about the direction of this in the future.

This recording will be made into a DVD to be sold through seminar organiser Dog & Bone in the coming months.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Fun in the sun

We couldn’t have asked for a better day on Sunday for Stevenage Dog Watch Day. The sun shone, encouraging everyone to come along, bring a picnic and to be happy to spend some time chatting to us about Naturally Happy Dogs.

For a small scale dog event there was a surprising amount to see. We met the local flyball team and discussed some filming with them. Dogs really seem to love flyball and get very enthusiastic (and vocal) about it which probably explains why the team choose to call themselves Loud Barking!

Those who had come with their dogs could give their pets a taster session of flyball, agility, a fun dog show and other activities too. They could try an hay bail scurry, some trick training with us or just sit back and enjoy the sun.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

On fire!

Today we had the great pleasure of meeting Nikki Harvey and her fire investigation dogs CC and Rex.  Nikki talked us about her job and what role her dogs have in the investigation of a fire.  We then filmed a training search and got to see the equipment CC and Rex would use while doing their job.

Fantastic videos heading your way, thank you very much to Nikki, CC and Rex, and the Hertfordshire fire department.

Wednesday 1 May 2013

May 2013 is Live

May brings you another mixed bag of brand new subjects, advice from top dog experts and more articles on popular topics. One of our new subjects is thanks to Dave Heyhoe who recently retired from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps along with his explosives search dog Treo. In the first of two videos, Dave tells us about the invaluable service teams like Dave and Treo perform to safeguard our troops (Explosives Search Dogs). We also have the first in a new series on the use of Reiki for dogs (Reiki for stress and anxiety).

This month’s expert advice comes from, Grisha Stewart (Correcting wrong behaviours), Richard Allport (Homeopathy for itchy skin) Sally Marchant (Teaching Hide) and Tamsin-Jane Sewell (Socialisation: how, when and why).

Finally, we continue our series on Working as... (Working as a...dog lawyer).