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Top Ten Tips For Anxious Dogs

Top Ten Tips For Anxious Dogs

Laura V
Do you have a shy or nervous dog, or a dog who's anxious in new situations? You can help them feel more calm and relaxed with these top ten tips from our animal behaviourist, Laura V. According to Laura, "Anxiety is the most common cause of unwanted behaviours. So, when training your dog to be better behaved, whether that be walking alongside you on lead, reducing their barking or not digging up the backyard, it pays to ask yourself ‘why’ they are doing it in the first place. How is your dog feeling? What sort of temperament does your dog have? Are you pushing their limits? Are you observing the signs of anxiety? If we start to ask ourselves why our dog is suffering and what part we are playing in it, we can start to understand how to resolve issues and move forward." Click through to the article to read how you can help change the way your dog sees the world.
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How to Puppy Proof Your Home

How to Puppy Proof Your Home

Laura V
Taking a new puppy home is a very exciting and nerve-wracking time! It’s time start putting some safety boundaries in place, ones that keep your prized possessions free of needle-sharp puppy teeth and ones that keep that precious little canine away from potentially harmful human objects. With this in mind, we caught up with animal behaviourist Laura V from Dognitive Therapy to hear her top tips on puppy proofing your home. 
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Tips For Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn Baby

Tips For Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn Baby

Laura V
Have you ever wondered how to prepare your dog for your newborn's arrival? According to animal expert, Laura V, "The best advice I could give anyone is to essentially ensure your pet is an integral part of the baby’s life. Involve them, have fun with them and allow them to have purpose. Providing you are empathic towards your dog and set up an environment that is both safe and positive, there is no doubt your pet and baby will grow together to be the very best of friends."  In her latest article for HIF, Laura provides her top tips on how to provide a loving home to the humans and fur-kids in your family equally. 
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First Aid and Accidental Injury

First Aid and Accidental Injury

HIF Australia
Have you ever found yourself in a distressing emergency situation with your pet? According to Dr. Melissa Meehan, "Not knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death". In this short clip Dr. Melissa offers her advice on first aid techniques and actions we can take when common medical emergencies occur.
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Are Our Pets Really Family?

Are Our Pets Really Family?

HIF Australia
Over the past few years, humans and dogs have become so close they’re now considered family. This means that we’re now spending significantly more on them than ever before, as we align their lifestyles more closely to ours. In this short clip, Animal Advocate, Lara Shannon speaks to Veterinarian expert, Dr Kate Lindsey of Kalmpets and Livin representative Michelle Goff to discuss the special relationship we have with our fur-kids and the important role they can play in assisting with anxiety, depression and even post traumatic stress disorder.
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Food Aggression in Dogs and what to do About it

Food Aggression in Dogs and what to do About it

Laura V

Does your dog struggle with food aggression? According to animal behaviourist expert, Laura V  "Domestic dogs who display aggression around food are not necessarily dominant or bullying of other dogs, they may simply find that fighting for a resource is essential for survival. And sometimes, it is. Whilst it may be normal though, it doesn’t mean it isn’t potentially dangerous." In order to prevent or change aggressive food behaviour in dogs, it's important to know exactly what is causing it. In her latest article for HIF, Laura V shares her top tips on how to recognise and deal with food aggression. 

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