Author Archives: Rosee Riggs

Should I have her spayed?

Should I neuter my bitch? Dr Marianne Thomas BVSc MRCVS, answers your questions to help you make this important decision. Marianne has worked as a small animal vet in the UK for 7 years, and now runs Dog First Aid … Continue reading

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Should I have him neutered?

Should I neuter my dog? Dr Marianne Thomas BVSc MRCVS, answers your questions to help you make this important decision. Marianne has worked as a small animal vet in the UK for 7 years, and now runs Dog First Aid … Continue reading

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In-shelter assessments: the challenges shelters face in assessing dogs

How accurate are the tests which assess shelter dogs for rehoming?  Do they predict whether a dog will be aggressive in their new home? Are the tests fair, or can they sometimes set up already stressed and vulnerable dogs to fail? What might be a more … Continue reading

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Compassion: using knowledge with wisdom

Hallo everyone! Good Dog Practice is dedicated to promoting the most natural and stress-free life we can offer our dogs. We strongly believe there is no justification for training an animal using physical pain or psychological intimidation. I'd therefore like to support Linda Michaels MA in her plea for … Continue reading

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Trust

I am a team member of Friendship for Dogs, which is a German – language initiative for a non-violent and fair way of living with dogs. Our motto is respect, trust, understanding. This is the second of three personal experiences on … Continue reading

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Respect

I am a team member of Friendship for Dogs, which is a German – language initiative for a non-violent and fair way of living with dogs. Our motto is respect, trust, understanding. This is the first of three personal experiences I wish … Continue reading

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On Worms……

"When should I de-worm my dog, and how often?“ I regularly get asked this question at my practice. The answer is simple: “When he's got worms.“  "But how do I know if he's got worms?“ is the next question. To find out, … Continue reading

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Guilty or Not Guilty? what dogs understand

Just to tell you that my guest post went live today! A warm thank you to Deborah French – Taylor, writer and animal advocate, for her support and interest. Do visit her page and leave a comment! 🙂 http://dogleadermysteries.com/2014/11/03/tguilty-or-no-guilty-what-dogs-understand/ Thanks … Continue reading

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Undisturbed rest.

This is part of a series of articles on the physical, psychological and social needs of dogs. As body and mind are one, they will of course influence each other mutually and thus overlap the categories. Some dogs who are … Continue reading

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