Seeing your dog get upset when you leave is almost just as traumatic for you as it is for your pup. Separation anxiety is common in dogs, and there are many reasons why it occurs. Rescued dogs may fear being left alone again, and young puppies might not understand that you’ll come back. Even dogs who are used to being alone may change their behavior in a new environment or when they are bored. Once you notice the signs of separation anxiety in your pet, you can start using these tips to help them stay calm.

Make Your Exits and Entrances Boring

Your dog looks to…


A judge in the United Kingdom has one of the most essential jobs on earth. They have an integral part of our society. They are responsible for many different roles, including ensuring that justice is served, upholding human rights, keeping people safe from harm, and defending democracy. Judges also take care of cases involving children’s welfare and adoption as well as mental health issues. But what does a typical day look like for these judges? What kind of training do they need before they can start their job? And how much money do they make each year? …


Let’s face it-life can sometimes make great material. A hilarious family anecdote, that one entertaining aunt, or the crazy road trip you had to take with your grandfather-many of us have been left thinking that something that happened would make a great story, or that someone we know could be a great character.

So you write your book, brilliantly describing your entertaining aunt, and the feedback is great-except for one person, who now will not speak to you. You guessed it-that one person is your entertaining aunt.

She’s hurt, embarrassed, offended. Everyone who has read your book now knows intimate…


Although an exact date is uncertain, it can be said that dog sledding as a human activity dates back at least 1,000 years. Some antiquarians suggest it was the indigenous Thule culture that first began using dogs to pull sleds. The Thule lived along the coasts of Alaska and the northern regions of Canada.

Archaeologists have found what are believed to be the oldest dog harnesses fashioned from seal skins and sleds made from driftwood and using whalebone as runners.

Another possibility is that dog sledding was developed on the other side of the world in Siberia. The practice is…


The British legal system is known for its strict adherence to the rule of law and its adversarial process. The UK has a standard law system instead of the civil law systems found in many other countries. Common law is based on precedent, so an important part of it is cases that set precedents in particular areas of the law- these are called precedents or “leading cases.” This article reviews three such cases.

a) The first case we look at dates back to 1887 when a woman was charged with stealing goods from her employer’s shop. Her defense was that…


Most writers want to write a book. This is a huge undertaking. Which means most writers are not ready to write a book.

Writers can ask and answer a series of questions to determine if this is the right time for them to write a book:

Do you have enough knowledge of writing and editing to write a book ?

Are you willing to learn? If so, study published books for their writing craft. Join a writers group for feedback.

Do you have plenty of ideas and information in mind to fill a book? …


The fact is that once you are a lawyer, you want to ensure you can practice law wherever you are in the world. It is not easy to do so but it can certainly help you to advance your career and ensure that you practice it wherever you go.

Indeed, the law itself is a challenging subject overall. However, different countries practice different laws; hence it is usually difficult to study one subject in another country. In addition to this, many countries are also open to students from other countries and practice.

In most other professions, this practice is somewhat…


Owning a dog for a pet is a fun way to teach children responsibility, cooperation, and most of all compassion towards living things. The most important question is what type of dogs are appropriate for children. Something to consider is how old your children are. Some dog breeds are better for little children and other breeds are more appropriate for older children. Here are some dog breeds to consider as a family pet.

Dogs for Elementary School and Younger

Adopting an older dog or a rescue dog is probably a good idea if you have a child in preschool or early elementary education. Older dogs have…


Even in the internet age, books and their authors continue to not only influence our lives but to enhance them. There is something to be said about being able to just get lost in a good book. It helps one to forget the troubles of the day; it gives one the chance to use the imagination. We learn new vocabulary from books, and we often see new lingo created due to the popularity of a book. Who are the most notable authors of our time?

Cormac McCarthy

Known for his apocalyptic The Road, Cormac McCarthy is taught in schools and…


While it has been said “a writer can write anywhere,” many writers find it beneficial to have space solely devoted to writing. For those seeking to create a space most conducive to writing, it is important to choose a location free of distractions and with enough room to set up the tools to support writing endeavours. While some writers may be able to take over an unused room in their domicile, others must find a small, quiet corner away from the bustle of the rest of the household.

Once space has been identified, ensure there is plenty of light, either…

Michael Wolkind QC

Michael Wolkind QC is a top London-based defence barrister, dog lover, and writer. Learn more @ michaelwolkindqc.org.uk.

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