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Dogs and fireworks: How can you help keep them calm?

With fireworks filling our skies for Bonfire Night, Diwali and New Year’s Eve soon after, it can be a stressful time for dogs that don’t like loud noises. How can you help keep them calm? We’ve got you covered with these four key steps. But, if your dog has a severe reaction to fireworks, you […]

“She’s a dog at the end of the day”: Guide dog owners’ perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog

A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specially trained to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner.  Read more Share with your friends Back to previous page Back to main page

Dog Attacks on Guide Dogs: The Personal and Financial Cost

A new report finds there are 11 dog attacks on guide dogs every month in the UK, on average. Guide dogs provide essential assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted. When other dogs attack guide dogs, the consequences can be severe. The charity Guide Dogs has been keeping records of these attacks, and a new […]

When the trainer’s eyes are covered

The biggest evidence that the guide dog really learnt the lessons when he leads his covered-eye trainer. With this exercise we made sure that the dog is capable to pay attention to a person, to assist her, he learns self-confidence and patience, and acquires high level of self-determination. After approx. 20 hours spent with practice […]

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