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Episode 219 - Dog behaviour in lockdown and beyond

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Released Sat May 30, 2020
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Dog behaviour changes in lockdown


Dog trainer and author Melissa McCue McGrath, is hearing from clients, as well as experiencing for herself, the affect lockdown is having on our dogs. It's tough enough on us humans - and we know the reason for all the restrictions and changes. We can only imagine what our dogs are making of it all.

Many owners - including host Julie - are observing increased barking from their dog. But some dogs are unsettled by the lack of routine, while others are seeing fluctuations in their weight.

For more of Melissa's advice you can visit her website and her YouTube channel.

There are so many more people home, and the dog isn't getting a break, so you're seeing more barking and reactivity. The dog is cooped up there's no schedule any more.

 - Melissa McCue McGrath

Lockdown and beyond


Debbie Connolly is an experienced animal behaviourist and a dangerous dogs expert witness. She shares her life with a variety of dogs, and offers effective, insightful advice about living in harmony with our dogs.

How do we prepare our dogs for life after lockdown? How can technology help? Is it a good idea to get a puppy or dog during lockdown? All this and more is covered in this interview. For more of Debbie's advice, visit her My Dog Has Bitten website.

Unfortunately, in these odd times, none of us were prepared for what effect it might have on our pets. And as lovely as it for your dog to see you everyday, I think some of them are getting a bit fed up with you!

 - Debbie Connolly

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