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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>\'In Defence of Dogs\'<br />\nJohn Bradshaw<br />\nPublished by Allen Lane £20</p>\n<p>John Bradshaw has written a thought provoking book, but why in “defence” of dogs? He must have agonised over a few titles* In Praise of Dogs? In Explanation of Dogs? For the Love of Dogs? For he does praise, explain and obviously love dogs throughout. </p>\n<p>He makes it clear that dogs are in dire need of defending from the very humans they sought to befriend over ten thousand years ago; from the misguided, inconsiderate and ill-informed owners, trainers, “behaviourists”, breeders and legislators, however well intentioned. </p>\n', created = 1493479855, expire = 1493566255, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ef9fa3b8b3ef448ed235c88728296b54' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Cats are suffering in silence while their canine friends grab all the media spotlight, but why?</p>\n<p><span style=\"color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-size: 13px; \"> </span></p>\n', created = 1493479855, expire = 1493566255, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:82a502393bb129550be8f500da16c39a' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><em>Is it acceptable to use electric shocks to contain your pets?</em></p>\n<p>Containment or invisible fences are currently being advertised in the UK and further afield, as an effective way of ensuring pets remain within a certain area e.g. a garden. Invisible fences are reputed to be more effective than conventional fencing for containing your pets, and give your pet freedom while keeping them safe too.</p>\n<p>\nSounds ideal! But let&rsquo;s look at what invisible fences actually are.</p>\n', created = 1493479855, expire = 1493566255, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:93c53ffaebc5e5335f61d3533ef31017' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>APBC members have been called upon as leading advisors to help provide training for Scottish councils in preparation for new dog laws.</p>\n', created = 1493479855, expire = 1493566255, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:82da2b7ba54c9eb5a61e7de2baff1e00' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The APBC has now made it even easier to access helpful and FREE information for pet owners.</p>\n<p>Please visit the Information section from the menu bar above and choose \'Behaviour handouts\' to download a series of handouts from this qualified and highly respected source. Or simply click the link below!</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/info/APBC_Behaviour_Advice_Information_Sheets\">APBC Free Behaviour Advice Downloads</a></p>\n', created = 1493479856, expire = 1493566256, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:509b7612bfa956c9c58247e420888cc6' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><span style=\"font-size: 10pt;\">As the nights grow longer and colder it&rsquo;s nice to stay wrapped up indoors in the warm with a nice cup of tea, but what about your dog?&nbsp; They still need their exercise and plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy this winter. Here are some ideas to help you keep your dog happy, they are also useful for any dogs that are on cage rest or are reaching their golden years. </span>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1493479856, expire = 1493566256, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:456b68c8456743e6083e3d265d110e55' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Have you ever wondered if other animals are left or right &ldquo;handed&rdquo; like humans? Scientists at Queen&rsquo;s University Belfast have published a paper in the journal, Animal Behaviour, posing just this question about domestic cats.</p>\n', created = 1493479856, expire = 1493566256, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:95344705639db29fcb67991293d5a74c' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Has your cat become &ldquo;lazy&rdquo;? Has she lost interest in going outside or stopped playing with her toys? Is she living upstairs under the bed? Or is she having accidents with the litter tray? Does she just not seem &ldquo;like her old self?&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1493479856, expire = 1493566256, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:afd44d34faeb10ac440934f4fb0372bc' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><style type=\"text/css\">@font-face {\n font-family: \"Arial\";\n}@font-face {\n font-family: \"Calibri\";\n}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: \"Times New Roman\"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style></p>\n<div>A dog can be a wonderful companion for children and there are many benefits to children from living with a dog. However, care needs to be taken when letting children take the dog out for a walk on their own. A recent event occurred where a client&rsquo;s children of 7 and 9 years of age were out with their dog.</div>\n', created = 1493479856, expire = 1493566256, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:b6cbf1b23457b816938e11194846efd1' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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Bradshaw defending dogs with sense and science

In defence of dogs John Bradshaw

'In Defence of Dogs'
John Bradshaw
Published by Allen Lane £20

John Bradshaw has written a thought provoking book, but why in “defence” of dogs? He must have agonised over a few titles* In Praise of Dogs? In Explanation of Dogs? For the Love of Dogs? For he does praise, explain and obviously love dogs throughout.

He makes it clear that dogs are in dire need of defending from the very humans they sought to befriend over ten thousand years ago; from the misguided, inconsiderate and ill-informed owners, trainers, “behaviourists”, breeders and legislators, however well intentioned.

Cats suffer in silence? APBC dedicates conference to cat behaviour

apbc feline conference Oct 2011

Cats are suffering in silence while their canine friends grab all the media spotlight, but why?

The Ethics of Shock-Collar Containment Fences for Dogs and Cats

Dog Containment Fence Collar Shock

Is it acceptable to use electric shocks to contain your pets?

Containment or invisible fences are currently being advertised in the UK and further afield, as an effective way of ensuring pets remain within a certain area e.g. a garden. Invisible fences are reputed to be more effective than conventional fencing for containing your pets, and give your pet freedom while keeping them safe too.

Sounds ideal! But let’s look at what invisible fences actually are.

New baby? Help your pets adjust.

dog baby asleep

The arrival of a new baby is a most joyous occasion, but may not be viewed as such by the four legged members of the family!

APBC assist Scottish councils with new law

apbc training day

APBC members have been called upon as leading advisors to help provide training for Scottish councils in preparation for new dog laws.

APBC help public further with launch of FREE online handouts

dog and cat iliyr

The APBC has now made it even easier to access helpful and FREE information for pet owners.

Please visit the Information section from the menu bar above and choose 'Behaviour handouts' to download a series of handouts from this qualified and highly respected source. Or simply click the link below!

APBC Free Behaviour Advice Downloads

Winter Games!

apbc snowy pawprint winter games with your dog

As the nights grow longer and colder it’s nice to stay wrapped up indoors in the warm with a nice cup of tea, but what about your dog?  They still need their exercise and plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy this winter. Here are some ideas to help you keep your dog happy, they are also useful for any dogs that are on cage rest or are reaching their golden years.  

Cats put their best paw forward according to their gender

cat paw apbc

Have you ever wondered if other animals are left or right “handed” like humans? Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have published a paper in the journal, Animal Behaviour, posing just this question about domestic cats.

Cats suffering in silence ... But APBC can help

apbc helping cats

Has your cat become “lazy”? Has she lost interest in going outside or stopped playing with her toys? Is she living upstairs under the bed? Or is she having accidents with the litter tray? Does she just not seem “like her old self?”

Public concerns for kids and dogs

small child walking dog

A dog can be a wonderful companion for children and there are many benefits to children from living with a dog. However, care needs to be taken when letting children take the dog out for a walk on their own. A recent event occurred where a client’s children of 7 and 9 years of age were out with their dog.
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