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19 Dogs Who’ve Mastered The Art of Puppy Eyes

  Can’t resist it when your dog turns on those puppy dog eyes? Well, now you don’t have to beat yourself up for giving into your pet, as a recent scientific study in Japan has proved that when owner’s look into the eyes of their dogs it causes a spike in a hormone called Oxytocin in both parties – a hormone which helps create a bond between parent and child. So, it could also be the reason why you refer yourself to ‘Mum’or ‘Dad’around the dog and why just staring into your pet’s eyes ...

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5 Assistance Dogs Changing The Lives of Kids With Autism

    April was Autism Awareness Month and so today we look to the dogs who are changing the lives of children with Autism. Autism is a condition which can affect communication, social interaction, behaviour and interests and includes Asperger syndrome.   Many children and adults with Autism have found immense value and support from the help of a canine friend. And it’s not just the benefit of having a constant companion which has a huge effect of the lives of children with autism, ...

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13 Crazy Myths about Dogs (and which are true!)

   1. German Shepherds must only be trained in German, because they don’t understand English as well.     FALSE Yes we’ve heard this one with our very own ears but there’s no need to get your phrase book out just yet…   2. Dogs will do anything to dominate you.   FALSE. Dogs just want to have their needs met and will try to figure out the best way to do that. They want a “leader” much like a small child wants a parent, but just like a small child,...

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How To Bake Healthy Homemade Dog Biscuits

  There’s a bountiful selection of dog treats on the supermarket shelves these days, but how can you be sure they’re healthy and nutritious for your dog, and that they’ll enjoy them? We think making your own is a great option and will show your dog you really care! Not only that, they’re cheap and easy to make, and you can tailor them to your dog’s personal tastes.

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