There was a time when dogs were trained to protect a farmer’s flock from wolves and bears, but now they’re protecting a much smaller species off the coast of southern Victoria in Australia. Little 12 inch penguins, adorably named Fairy Penguins, have reclaimed Middle Island, with the help of local sheepdogs, after having their kind almost entirely wiped off the land by predatory foxes.
Christmas is a wonderful time for all the family, and of course that includes your poochy pal! As a dog trainer in Surrey, we get to see just how much each of you adore your dog – and quite rightly – but sometimes there are some aspects of allowing them to partake in our human-celebrations that are actually detrimental to them. [Read more…]