Thursday 15 December 2011

Problem-solving animals use their heads to get food!

We as humans are adept at solving problems. We use tools to aid us in day-to-day life, and we're aware that some animals are capable of doing the same.

It turns out, however, that there are a lot more problem-solvers out there than we thought!

Over at the Melbourne Dingo Discovery and Research Centre, Sterling the Dingo proves that you don't need thumbs to get what you want!
The staff were baffled when the name tag on Sterling's enclosure kept disappearing, despite being out of the dingo's reach.
Keen to solve the mystery, they set up a video camera outside the fence and hung a food package up by the name tag.

The results were amazing...

You can read Sterling's full story over at the Animal Wise website.

Sterling isn't the only animal using his noggin, take a look at this video of an elephant using a box in a similar way to reach some high-up branches!

It's hard to argue that animals do not possess intelligence when faced with evidence like this - and domestic pets are no exception. They need stimulation and mental exercise just as much as these clever animals, and the best way for them to learn is through play!

 Our great books, Fun and Games for Cats and Dog Games contain lots of games that will test your pet's brain power. Most importantly though, they're fun for you and your pet!

You can find out more about both books at the Hubble & Hattie website. And don't forget, you can still get 40% off and free postage within the UK!

Wednesday 7 December 2011

The World's oldest living dog dies in Japan

On the 5th December, the worlds oldest living dog, Pusuke passed away in Sakura, Japan, aged 26 years and 9 months. According to his owner, Yumiko Shinohara, Pusuke slipped away peacefully at home.

You can read more about Pusuke here.

Most dogs live longer these days, thanks to a greater understanding of what they need in terms of food, exercise, health monitoring, and medical care.
Our title, Living with an Older Dog describes how to recognise and understand the changes – both mental and physical – that occur as your dog grows older. It explains – with the help of unique and specially-commissioned photography – how to manage these changes successfully, and thus how to make the senior canine years more enjoyable and fulfilling for both you and your dog. 

Exercise, diet, grooming, sharing the house with a younger dog, travel and holiday arrangements – all this and much more is covered in detail. There is also advice on how to work closely with your vet in order to manage your dog’s senior years, as well as sympathetic advice for when the time comes to say goodbye.

Living with an Older Dog is available to buy from our website. We're still offering our fantastic 40% off on all of our titles, so there's never been a better time to get your copy! Plus, if you're within the UK, you can also get FREE P+P!

Don't forget to take a look at our other great books and Apps over at the H+H website!