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COVID-19 Update at 5th November 2020

Please note that as a UK wide foster based rescue, under lockdown conditions we are unable to home our current dogs (or take dogs into our care) unless it is a welfare emergency. We will try to continue to process the pre adoption calls as much as possible – bearing[…]

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Latest blog by Hounds First Trustee and Behaviourist, Liz Kirtley: https://www.canineconsultsbylizkirtley.co.uk/post/when-we-know-better-we-do-better-but-be-careful-who-you-learn-from?fbclid=IwAR0o-WYb7R_b2KAaLG6PdTw813hUti6qT7djIMNZtAhi3TwYSQJhkxe3wng

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Helping a dog with Reactive Behaviours – Counter Conditioning and Desensitisation Explained

Helping a dog with Reactive Behaviours – Counter Conditioning and Desensitisation Explained Reactive Behaviour is rooted in fear.  When something scares a dog, the ‘I am scared’ message goes straight to the ancient part of the brain that deals with the ‘fight or flight’ response.  It bypasses any part of[…]

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