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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.
- 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.
- Debbie Connolly
DOgCast Radio News
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