It's normal for dogs to vocalise – they use sound to communicate, just like humans. Indeed, we often want our dogs to bark, to alert us to visitors to our property.
This week, presenter Declan Meehan had two vets to talk to: myself, and Orla Doherty from the Animal Behaviour Clinic. We discussed how to modify animal behaviour, with a particular emphasis on horse behaviour.
What should be done to stop dogs from attacking people and other animals?Germaine Greer put her views forward, among them:"Most dog owners don’t deserve to have them.
As part of the latest “Animal A&E on the Road” series, I travelled to Cork to visit the headquarters of the Irish Guide Dogs – where I met some of the puppies that are on the way ..
Stick insects and cats piddling in the house | East Coast Radio
In this week's radio interview with Declan Meehan, we discuss stick insects as pets, and a listener called in to discuss a common cat problem: urine marking in the home.
Scratching with the front feet is a territorial instinct by which cats place their mark and establish their turf. Through scratching, cats mark their domains in two ways: Visible signs of claw marks.
Travelling with pets, why dogs wag their tails, and more. | East Coast Radio
Listen to this week's radio interview with East Coast FM's Declan Meehan by clicking on the play button below.
Listen to the podcast. Thanks, as usual, to Declan Meehan and East Coast FM.
Pete joined Sean for a chat on Wednesday 4th January – covering subjects as diverse as behavioural problems in dogs, power cuts in Connemara, the high suicide rate in the veterinary profession a ..
Did you see the video on Youtube today of an out-of-control dog chasing deer in Richmond Park in London? You can watch the video, and read my thoughts on it, by clicking here.
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Pets and drinking water on the radio | East Coast Radio
Pets seem to drink from all sorts of places, including muddy puddles and ditches. Is this safe? And why do they so often reject the fresh tap water.
1: Pets encourage people to exerciseIf you have a dog, you need to take it for a regular walk.
How do you give pills to cats? I’m sure many of you will have read this humorous piece about the process before, and I don’t know who originally wrote it, but it’s very, very funny w ..
Thanks to Vicky Halls, the cat behaviourist, for letting me know about this funny Youtube clip - a cat wandered onto the television set during a live weather bulletin on German television.
When Emma won tickets to an Irish movie premiere, they were tickets with a difference.
The old days of the dog "taking himself for a walk" are in the past, and this is no longer acceptable. Owners have a responsibility to keep dogs securely at home, either indoors or confined to the garden.
Richard Curtis from Southampton was visiting Pet Expo in Dublin last week, with Disco, his dancing Portuguese Water dog. Dogs have featured in Richard’s life for as long as he can remember.