Archive for August 2017

Lucy’s Story

Lucy is another highly traumatised dog who had been abandoned. ┬áHer fear of humans is extreme – as you can see, we haven’t been able to get close enough to take a decent photograph yet! As with so many abandoned dogs here in Cyprus, the first step is to gain Lucy’s trust. ┬áThat can take…

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Star’s Story

This young lady was found living in a cardboard box with her 8 young puppies, In time all Stars pups were found loving homes and I can tell you they are all doing well. Star was also found a loving home in England with Helen and her family, I then got a message from Helen…

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Francois’ Story

Francois is a 3 year old male found wandering the streets. It took two months for the dog catcher to catch him so you can imagine how scared and frightened he was. The video below shows his arrival at the pound….. Francois was frightened of everything. His biggest fear was men. Nothing is known about…

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How to Communicate With Your Dog

Whether you have a new dog or you and your dog have been together for a while, it’s helpful to know the meaning of your dog’s communication signals so that you can adjust your own behaviour as needed and so that you can be assured of your dog’s feelings. Dogs make vocalizations and gestures using…

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The Most Common Dog Behaviour Problems

BARKING Most dogs bark, howl and whine to some degree. Excessive barking is considered a behaviour problem. Before you can correct barking, determine why your dog is vocalising in the first place. These are the most common types of barking: Warning or Alert Playfulness/Excitement Attention-seeking Anxiety Boredom Responding to Other Dogs Learn to control excessive…

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My Top Ten Basic Training Commands

It’s possible, with time and dedication, to build a large vocabulary of commands with your dog, but before you get too carried away with advanced manoeuvres like loading the dishwasher, there are some basic commands for you and your dog to focus on. Getting these right will lay the foundation for more advanced work –…

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Message From An Old Rescue Dog

I’m getting on in years, My coat is turning grey. My eyes have lost their luster, My hearing’s just okay. I spend my whole day dreaming Of conquests in my past, Lying near a sunny window. Waiting for its warm repast. I remember your first visit, I came to bite your hand, I did not…

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The Importance of Body Language in Training Your Dog

To help you and your dog understand each other better – and to help training go more smoothly – first let’s look at body language The use of body language to communicate with your dog is a skill that takes practice but a lot of communication will develop naturally as a bond between you is…

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