Children & Dogs

Manners cost nothing

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“I can remember, I was about 9 or 10 years old when it happened. I mean, the touching had been going on for years, day in, day out… but this particular instance was when I was around 10 years old. I didn’t know him, but a man came up to me in the park, stroked […]

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 […]

Children & Dogs

Raising Children & Dogs Together

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I recently had the pleasure of discussing the challenges, benefits, and details of raising children around dogs with mum of two, Rachel Fletcher who also owns a Basset Fauve de Bretagne, Kipper. Below is her interview. Have you grown up with dogs? Mostly, though I wouldn’t say I had a good understanding of their behaviour […]