Marley and Me

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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>&nbsp;The dog has been mankind\'s faithful friend for tens of thousands of years, yet today finds itself in crisis throughout the western world. &nbsp;Until just over a hundred years ago, most dogs worked for their living, and each of the many breeds had become well suited, over countless generations, to the task for which they were bred. &nbsp;Now, in their purely domestic roles, we fail to understand their needs. And it is time someone stood up for dogdom - for the real dog, the pet that wants to be one of the family and enjoy life.<br />\nBiologists now know far more about what really makes dogs tick than they did twenty years ago - and John Bradshaw has been at the centre of that research. &nbsp;However, this new scientific understanding has been slow to percolate through to owners and has not yet made enough of a difference to the lives of dogs themselves. &nbsp;This book is here to set the record straight! - Paper Back Book<br />\nPrice includes UK P&amp;P. Please email <span class=\"spamspan\"><span class=\"u\">info</span> [at] <span class=\"d\">apbc [dot] org [dot] uk</span></span> for international postage.</p>\n', created = 1505937404, expire = 1506023804, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:92f80eed3239ae4fdd1eb20bb2b02f8b' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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Date Released: 
23/03/2009

“Watch this film for entertainment but not as an example of how to interact with or train your pet”, is the advice from the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).  The film is excellent in exploring the depth of the human animal bond, which can be satisfying and enriching.  However an owner is responsible for their pet’s physical and mental well-being under The Animal Welfare Act and responsible pet ownership is what every pet deserves.
 
In order to establish the best relationship possible with your dog, start with appropriate interaction from day one.  Training is not simply a matter of organising formal lessons; your puppy’s classroom is the world they live in, and they will learn all kinds of new skills throughout their waking hours.  Without guidance puppies will adopt bad as well as good behaviour.  Therefore, rather than allocating set times each day for training, teach desirable skills and behaviour as and when the opportunities arise. By rewarding good behaviour, you will produce a well-mannered puppy.
 
Marley was not “The World’s Worst Dog”; he behaved in that way because he had not been taught otherwise. Modern dog trainers do not believe that dogs are trying to dominate us or trying to be the “alpha” or pack leader. Marley’s fear of thunderstorms is not uncommon and is treatable without the need for permanent sedation.
 
If you are struggling with a new puppy or existing pet seek professional help from an APBC member by asking your veterinary surgeon for a referral.
 
For further details:
Dr Carri Westgarth
0151 795 6011
carri [dot] westgarth [at] liverpool [dot] ac [dot] uk
 
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The APBC, founded in 1989, is the leading organisation in the field of companion animal behaviour and many of its members are at the cutting edge of the latest research into this rapidly growing discipline.  The APBC organises a number of seminars and events throughout the year for both the veterinary and behaviour professions. Further information can be found at info [at] apbc [dot] org [dot] uk