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eLearning Helped Me Understand What Was Happening To My Loved One with Early Onset Dementia

Jacqui Schroeder, a teaching assistant from Nottinghamshire, met her husband, Steve, when he was 38. Speaking to Centre of Excellence, Jacqui said, “He was kind, caring, supportive and would help anyone. He was amazing with my children and grandchildren.” Working as a long-distance lorry driver ...

International Dog Day: 5 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Say to You Every Day

International Dog Day: 5 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Say to You Every Day

How many times have you found yourself wishing you could talk to your dog? Perhaps to tell them you love them, perhaps to find out what’s wrong, ... Read More

How Much Do You Know About Dog Behaviour?

How Much Do You Know About Dog Behaviour?

Dog behaviour is fascinating! A dog shares most of its DNA with its natural ancestor, the wolf, but their behaviour is very different.  Eac ... Read More

How to Keep Pets Cool

How to Keep Pets Cool

Ah, summer. You look forward to it, but then spend all your time grumbling about how hot it is… especially if you’re a four-legged friend!  ... Read More

Ichthyology: Everything You Need to Know About Fish

Ichthyology: Everything You Need to Know About Fish

Welcome to the wonderful world of fish! From Goldfish and Koi Carp to the Kissing Gourami by way of the majestic Great White, fish are some of t ... Read More

The Secret Life of Insects and Their Many Defence Mechanisms

The Secret Life of Insects and Their Many Defence Mechanisms

You might not pay much notice to insects but their secret little lives are likely beyond the realms of your imagination. Indeed, insects are eve ... Read More

Fascinating Animal Behaviour You Might Recognise in Your Friends

Fascinating Animal Behaviour You Might Recognise in Your Friends

What separates humans from animals? Most evolutionary scientists think the answer is humanity’s higher level of cognition and self-awareness. Ye ... Read More

Man's Best Friend: Reasons to Get a Dog

Man's Best Friend: Reasons to Get a Dog

If owning a dog were available on prescription, then it would probably be one of the most commonly written and popular scripts dispensed by the ... Read More

Therapy Dogs: How They Can Help

Therapy Dogs: How They Can Help

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapeutic intervention that uses animals such as dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, or other animals to imp ... Read More

Looking for a Dog Podcast? Here Are Some of the Best

Looking for a Dog Podcast? Here Are Some of the Best

In this series, we introduce you to some podcasts you might like to explore alongside your learning. This week we’re focusing on our canine frien ... Read More

4 Ways Dogs Can Help Remind Us to Be Mindful

4 Ways Dogs Can Help Remind Us to Be Mindful

Many of us would agree that dogs are fantastic companions. I've been thinking recently about how they can also help remind us of some of the core ... Read More

7 Dangerous Foods For Dogs

7 Dangerous Foods For Dogs

Make sure your dog isn’t put at risk, by avoiding these foods If we let them, our dogs would survive entirely on what is dropped from the dinner t ... Read More

5 Essential Reasons to Study Your Dog’s Diet

5 Essential Reasons to Study Your Dog’s Diet

It can be easy to believe the claims on dog food packets cant it? That this particular dinner will help your dog live a long, healthy, and happy l ... Read More