Dog Articles

Sue Gilmore is a respected author of articles published in national magazines, including “Dogs Monthly”, blogs and educational courses for several of the leading organisations offering professional qualifications to aspiring dog behaviourists and trainers. With a Masters Degree in Canine Behaviour, Psychology and Training as well as being a Fellow of The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association, Sue’s published work has been well-received both nationally and internationally.

Media engagements have included Sue appearing on Channel 7 Breakfast TV in Australia, as well as being the “go to” expert for several national and local radio stations: BBC Radio 4, Radio 2, LBC and BBC Essex.

The following articles are written based on the extensive experience gained over many years of working and owning dogs.

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Dogs in Cars

Dogs in Cars Most dogs are happy to jump into cars knowing that journey’s end will bring excitement, new terrain and the chance to explore. …

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Dominance and Aggression

Dominance and Aggression Adorable, handsome, cute – these were just some of the admiring descriptions of a twelve week-old-cocker spaniel puppy called Alfie, when he …

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Does Good Behaviour Depend on Good Dog Food?

Does Good Behaviour Depend on Good Dog Food? Junk Food A frantic ‘phone call from an owner of a Labrador x Dalmatian alerted me to …

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Teaching Rules and Boundaries

Teaching Rules and Boundaries Hundreds of Thousands Of the thousands of dogs awaiting new owners in re-homing centres across the UK – the exact number …

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Submissive Urination

Dog Behaviour – Submissive Urination Small Puddle Dillon arrived at puppy training classes with Suzanne, or should that be Suzanne arrived with Dillon? Such was …

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Play-biting Puppies

Play-biting Puppies Anticipation Introducing a puppy into the family is an exciting time for children and adults alike. There’s an air of anticipation and expectation; …

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Inter-Pack Aggression

Inter-Pack Aggression Two Dogs Owning a dog is a great experience. Owning two dogs should be twice as good, right? Well, not always. Two or …

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Dog Behaviour In Britain Today

Dog Behaviour in Britain Today The Chronology In 1982 Colin Tenant, like many people of his time, recognised the need for a professional canine development body; …

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Dominance, Bill the Chocolate Labrador

Dominance, Bill the Chocolate Labrador Busy Lives Observation skills are essential to understanding the messages that we are bombarded with throughout the day. Our busy …

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Scavenging and Stealing Food

Scavenging and Stealing Food Tea The telephone rings just as you enjoy the first taste of the irresistible cake, your reward for a hard day’s …

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Dehydration in Dogs

Dehydration in Dogs How to keep your dog happy and healthy The need to have water always available to your cannot be underestimated. This brief …

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Blog Posts

Article

Spring in the Garden

It’s Springtime and dogs love to be in the garden, so here are some tips to keep them safe: Slugs and snails can carry parasites, …

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Article

Dogs and Horses: eating horse dung

Q            I live in an area where there are lots of horses. The roads and footpaths where we walk are strewn with horse dung, which …

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Behaviour

Attention Seeking – Are You The Problem?

Attention Seeking – Are You The Problem? There is an argument that dogs suffering from separation anxiety are blameless and that we, the owners, are …

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News

Electric Shock Collars to be Banned in England

A nation of pet lovers allows the use of electric shock collars: The headline designed to make dog owners wince has certainly hit a nerve. …

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Behaviour

The Missing Links – Respect, Leadership, Communication

Q            I give my dog everything she needs: love, care, the best food, exercise – she lacks for nothing, yet I feel there’s a missing …

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Article

Hot Dogs

Headline News: Two Dogs Die in Police Vehicle Two dogs were baked alive in a police dog handler’s vehicle – the second time that this …

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Training

Communicating with our Dogs – Keep It Simple!

  Our communication skills are influenced by our upbringing and interactions with parents, family, friends and work colleagues. Our characters are shaped and developed to …

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Article

Are Dogs Wolves in Designer Fur Coats?

Our dogs are, by scientific standards and evolutionary history, domesticated descendants of the wolf. Their DNA is still 99 per cent wolf, despite the different …

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Safety

Dogs in Cars

Dogs in Cars Most dogs are happy to jump into cars knowing that journey’s end will bring excitement, new terrain and the chance to explore. …

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Behaviour

Arriving Home

  When any member of the family arrives home the family pet dog generally likes to greet them and then joins in the pleasure and …

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Article

What Dogs and Bears have in common

A recent finding of research into nutrition for zoo animals revealed that giving bears larger enclosures with added distractions (activities) helped to reduce the focus …

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Article

Do Dogs have a Sixth Sense?

Q            I think my dog has a “sixth sense”, because he seems to know what I am going to do before I do it. Is …

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Health

Dog Dental Care

Dentists – love them or fear them – are as essential as doctors to our healthcare, but dental care for dogs is not as high …

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