Selecting the Right Canine for You…

It can be tough hunting for a new dog. Striking a balance between your way of life and a suitable breed can be like barking up the wrong tree. To help make your decision a little more focused, we have detailed the essential points to consider: How lively Breeds such as cocker and springer spaniels are famous for being high […] Continue Reading

What breed is best for me?

If you are currently searching for a new dog, it can be difficult to strike a balance between your lifestyle and desirable breed of canine. To help make your decision and hunt a little more channelled, we have detailed below key points to assist: Size Property, like animals come in all shapes and sizes. It may seem obvious but it […] Continue Reading

Strange but True Dog Trainers

It’s so easy a monkey could do it, literally! Dogs are found and owned all over the world and there are some remarkable stories about the animal kingdom and training of canines. In order to highlight how easy it can be to install basic training with the right patience, we have highlighted strange cases: The Goose’s Generosity In Poland, a […] Continue Reading

Did you know…??

The world of dogs is incredible and there is so much that science is still learning about our furry friends. The more you know, the easier it is to train and understand them; as a result we have investigated some interesting facts: Dogs do not feel remorse even though they often look sheepish when they have done wrong. Bare this […] Continue Reading

What Dog is Best for Me?

If you looking to get a dog, it can be tough to work out what breed would suit you best. Apart from the previously listed item including space, money and availability there are some breeds that are not suitable for certain people. There are obviously exceptions to the rules but we have created a rough guide of characteristics of the […] Continue Reading

The Future of Dog Training

The processes of dog training have not changed much over the last century. If something works then why change it is argued by many trainers. However, as technology and dog understanding has developed new methods are being introduced. The Illusion Dog Collar & Leash System Training dogs on the lead is one of the hardest parts for many pet owners; […] Continue Reading

More of the Human-Animal Bond in a Therapeutic Intervention

Applying the Human Animal Bond in a Therapeutic Intervention Part 6 The findings of Martin and Farnum’s study reflect previous research, suggesting that animals can encourage the growth of desired communication skills. However, it remains unknown whether the changes were as a result of the dog itself or whether they were due to the combination of all three conditions (live […] Continue Reading

Applying the Human-Animal Bond in a Therapeutic Intervention

Human – Animal Bond Part 5 In the nineteenth-century, experiments in animal-assisted institutional care were successful. However, despite the success, the onset of scientific medicine largely eliminated animals from hospital settings by the early decades of the twentieth century (Allderidge, 1991). Over the past twenty years, despite the historical scepticism of the medical establishment, AAT is being acknowledged as having […] Continue Reading

Human – Animal Bond

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism Part 4 In order to delve into the significance of AAT, one must first attempt to understand the human-animal bond. It is often assumed that people who have pets are socially inept or that they are trying to replace an important human figure in their life (Walsh 2009). However, this assumption is opposed […] Continue Reading

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism

An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy – Autism Part 3 There are several techniques used in OT to treat autism, where the sensory integration technique is one which is most commonly used by occupational therapists (Pfeiffer et.al 2011). The treatment is designed to provide controlled sensory experiences so that an adaptive motor response is elicited (Baranek, 2002). There is research […] Continue Reading