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Anna provides behavioural content to Pet Professional Guild's BARKS Magazine, distributed worldwide bi-monthly & Pet Professional Guild's monthly blog.

 

Anna has conducted a clinical research project (Newcastle University) Bradley A, Douglas C, Serpell J. Comparing the temperament of Newly Recognised Cross-Breed Dogs (Labradoodles and Cockapoos) and parent breeds using Canine Behaviour And Research Questionnaire In: British Society of Animal Science, Annual Conference. 2016, Chester, UK: Cambridge University Press.'

 

Anna also regularly provides behavioural advice and guidance to Vet practices, paraprofessionals and individuals working within the canine training and behaviour sector and has provided content for several local publications including Living North Magazine and dog food manufacturers.

 

Requests for editorial content at info@perfectpawz.co.uk

 

Ensuring Festive Fun For Fido!

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

Christmas will be here again before we know it – sadly, every year, dogs can become casualties during the festive season.  So how can we ensure that everyone has a fabulous time including our furry friends? Here are a few tips: … Continue reading

 

 

Rehomed dogs – Expectations and Reality

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

Everyone knows that worldwide there are millions of dogs in the most awful predicament.  The lucky ones are rescued, rehabilitated and await homes in shelters – so, why not be their saviour?  Rehoming a dog is a richly rewarding experience … Continue reading

 

Spook Night, Fireworks and Dogs Don’t Mix!

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

In the United States, Halloween is widely celebrated and can be a challenge for dogs (see Halloween Hazards for Pets), while here in the United Kingdom, Bonfire night on November 5 is fast approaching – great fun for most of … Continue reading

 

 

Ping Pong Recalls

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

When I ask new puppy owners ‘what are the most important objectives for you and your new pup?’ you can bet that right at the very top of that list is ‘I want to be able to let my dog … Continue reading

 

 

“Naughty” Dog Or Normal Dog?

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve heard that Fido is ‘really naughty,’ ‘he’s doing it deliberately,’ ‘he’s trying to spite me,’ or, if an owner has more than one dog, ‘they’re trying to gang up on me!’ … Continue reading 

 

The Problem with Punishment

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

Fortunately today, thanks to force free advocating organizations like Pet Professional Guild, there is much more awareness of the detrimental effects of punishment.  Sadly though, in some quarters it still prevails and is even advocated by some and perpetuated by the … Continue reading

 

Dog Park Etiquette

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

If I had $1 for every time an owner told me how irate they were about something that had happened in the park when they were walking their dog – well, you know the rest!  So what are the unspoken … Continue reading

 

 

Food – Just Cupboard Love?

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

The Power of Motivation As a behaviour consultant meeting with clients who are seeking to alter their dog’s behaviour, I am always asking owners to think about their dog’s motivation – what is it for that individual dog that will assist … Continue reading

 

 

A Positive Outlook on Canine Aggression

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Anna Francesca Bradley

It usually starts when I receive a call from a distressed client who informs me that their dog is, or has, suddenly turned ‘aggressive.’ They tell me their dog has ‘challenged’ them in some way: baring teeth, snarling, growling or may … Continue reading

Clinical Research Investigating & Comparing Temperament of Cockapoos & Labradoodles With Parent Breeds. (Abstract Only) Bradley A, Douglas C, Serpell J. Comparing the temperament of Newly Recognised Cross-Breed Dogs (Labradoodles and Cockapoos) and parent breeds using Canine Behaviour And Research Questionnaire In: British Society of Animal Science, Annual Conference. 2016, Chester, UK: Cambridge University Press... Continue reading

 

Cockapoos & Labradoodles - Defining Temperament Profiles.  Article based upon clinical research project ... Continue reading

 

A Dog's World. Canine perceptual abilities & the impact these may have upon behaviour ... Continue reading

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