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UK DOG Behaviour & Training Charter

INTOdogs is proud to be a founding member organisation of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter. Signatories to the Charter have agreed on a set of minimum standards of animal welfare, professional conduct, and ensure that practitioners only use the most up to date and humane methodologies and tools.  Full, accredited Behaviour & Trainer…
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October 26, 2020 0

INTOFocus – Claire Lush of Dog Matters

Dale McLelland, Trustee INTODogs, interviews Claire Lush Dogs and their roles in helping humans We are all familiar with seeing Guide Dogs supporting their humans but assistance dogs come in many forms.  It is well recognised that assistance dogs and dogs in therapy can provide humans with greater independence, self-esteem, confidence and safety but it…
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May 5, 2021 0

Both sides of the fence – barking at passing dogs through fences/gates

By Sally Lewis In many areas, it is not uncommon for dogs to run up and down fences in their gardens, barking at dogs or people that are going past. You may live with a barker, you may live with a dog that gets barked at, or both! The garden side of the fence –…
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April 11, 2021 0

INTOFocus – Mark Bridger-Pescott of Bone Canis

Dale McLelland, Trustee INTODogs, interviews Mark Bridger-Pescott of Bone Canis.

March 23, 2021 0

INTOFocus – Lisa Hird, Vice Chair of INTODogs

Dale McLelland, Trustee INTODogs, interviews
Lisa Hird, Vice Chair of INTODogs and Joint Principal of the ISCP

March 23, 2021 0

Partnership Working

No one in the dog industry works in isolation, we all need to work in concert with the guardians of dogs, Vet nurses, Vets and other professionals, in fact when we do plan and act together, we can achieve better outcomes for the dogs that we are called in to help. Partnership working can be…
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January 23, 2020 0


INTODogs are pleased to announce our sister organisation INTORescue is now OPEN. INTORescue has been created to provide animal rescue workers and supporters a supportive community, with compassion at its heart.

October 22, 2019 0

Story of Kratu and Tess

I am constantly amazed at the journey with my dog Kratu. 5 years ago he came into my life rescued from terrible circumstances and facing a life of starvation and violence.. luckily he was taken a few weeks to safety and into foster with a friend. I started training him via WhatsApp watching videos daily and telling my friend what to do with him. He also had messages and songs from me. When he arrived at 4 months he knew my voice. we had an instant bond

March 3, 2019 0

Children with autism and their dogs

For a child with autism, the world can sometimes be a scary and complex place. Sensitivity to sounds and lights can make it incredibly hard to navigate the environment and lead to sensory overload, or they may feel required to communicate with others in ways they do not feel comfortable doing so, and daily tasks can become difficult to complete. However, with their pet dog by their side, all these things can become a bit easier.

March 3, 2019 0

Paw Prints in China

Prior to arriving in China, I did conservation advocacy and hands-on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with multiple organizations. I had a BA from The University of Calgary, but no formal scientific animal training, only practical experience. I arrived in China in January 2011, as a volunteer for Animals Asia Foundation. Through a series of events or what I would call life mistakes, I found a job after my volunteer term and stayed in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. In my situation, like many others, what we perceive to be our greatest mistakes in life turn into our greatest victories when we do not give up.

March 3, 2019 0