Pets Corner: Biting puppies

Pets Corner: Biting puppies

In the course of lockdown there has been an enormous increase in puppy ownership. Every other call I have had has been from a new owner who is worried and confused by puppy biting.  They ask, is this normal? Surely it should not be this bad? Will I cope? I want to...
Pets Corner: life in lockdown

Pets Corner: life in lockdown

Leonie St Clair writes Pets Corner for SE Magazines.  Read her latest article here: As I write this it is difficult to know for how much longer lockdown is to continue. A phased return to the workplace in June could still leave significant numbers facing isolation,...
Pets Corner: Avoid pet disasters at Christmas

Pets Corner: Avoid pet disasters at Christmas

  Avoid pet disasters at Christmas When the Christmas season is upon us the demands on our time and energy are invariably overwhelming. Alas, we don’t have eyes in the back of our heads or multiple hands. Unfortunately for us, that cute puppy or kitten purchased...
Pets Corner: Teaching your cat how to use a cat flap

Pets Corner: Teaching your cat how to use a cat flap

Most cats will benefit from being able to use a cat flap but it is not unusual for early stages of training to founder. As with so many areas of animal training, the solution lies in trying to see everything from the animal’s perspective. Remember, where cats are...