Behaviour Problems

My Dog Barks at People/Dogs

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Dogs may bark at people or other dogs for a variety of reasons and usually this behaviour is always lumped into the label of ‘reactivity’ – meaning your dog ‘reacts’ to people/dogs but in reality all dogs are reactive, because if they didn’t ‘react’ to stimuli, they wouldn’t interact with their environment and wouldn’t survive! […]

Behaviour Problems

Lessons of a Pandemic

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online dog training, remote dog training

As a dog trainer/behaviour consultant, I’ve offered remote/online sessions for some time, and I have been attempting to move my business more online for a while due to health issues, but I have always been met with scepticism that it could work like this. Until now, most of my work was usually done in person, […]

Behaviour Problems

What is Force-Free? My Promise

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Apparently, it’s impossible to train dogs completely without force? Dictionary Definition of force: “coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence.” I stand by my force-free stance, and I make a promise to you as my client or potential future client. As a force-free behaviour consultant, I promise: I will explain fully […]

Behaviour Problems

The Truth About Punishment

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Firstly, let me state that I am a force free, reward based trainer. Now, I’m going to tell you something about punishment that some reward based/force free trainers don’t want you to know. It works. Of course it works! We’ve seen it work in all sorts of animals and it’s scientifically proven through hundreds of […]