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Dogs Trust warns that a lack of training is leading to a rise in dog behaviour issues

Dogs Trust says it has already received over 18,000 handover requests so far in 2023, with almost a third of people contacting the charity saying that their dog is showing unwanted behaviour.

Data from the charity’s inaugural National Dog Survey – the world’s most comprehensive study of dogs and their owners – has revealed a lack of training and socialising experienced by puppies in their first years of life could be a factor in this.

This is especially true of “pandemic pups”, adopted or purchased during COVID lockdowns, when access to all important socialisation and training was very limited.

Ryan spoke to Katy Errock, behaviour support line team leader at Dogs Trust.

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