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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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COVID-19

IMPORTANT EFFECTIVE 23/03/20   Sadly, for the safety of our volunteers and applicants, we have made the decision to suspend homing for the time being.    We had already paused intake of new dogs whilst we raised further funds so this pause will continue.    At this difficult time, we[…]

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Hounds First Wye Valley Challenge 2018

Rob and his 13 year old son (who has disabilities and Autism Spectrum Condition) are walking and canoeing the length of the river Wye from its source to where it joins the Severn Estuary in Chepstow some 140 miles in length over a 10 day period in August to raise[…]

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The Export of Greyhounds From Ireland to Macau

Hounds First Sighthound Rescue are horrified to have been informed that 24 Greyhounds are leaving the UK to be transported to Macau (China) this evening. The greyhounds originally came from Ireland and sadly are not the first to face this fate. The track in Macau- Yat Yuen Canidrome has an[…]

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The Phodographer

The Photographer is an amazing York based experienced pet photographer Annemarie King and comes highly recommended by us at Hounds First. Mention Hounds First when booking and Annemarie will donate £10 to the rescue. Please take a look at her website www.yorkdogphotographer.co.uk/

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Recall- Yes it IS possible!

I was shocked to read a post on our Facebook page recently about a dog having very patchy recall and running across roads and railway lines- apologies to the poster for using you as an example! I often hear people tell others that all sighthounds should stay on the lead[…]

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