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! […]

Living with dogs

Help! My Puppy Cries At Night

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Most puppies come from a litter of several puppies, and even if they have been split from their mum for a while, they will still have been used to being with their littermates 24/7. When your puppy comes into your home, she leaves everything she previously knew behind and enters a whole new world. And […]

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, […]

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Lockdown and Dogs – The Struggle

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I have been struggling for a while now for inspiration to write a blog post, and it just wasn’t coming to me. Lots of excellent articles already out there for tips during lockdown, challenges to do with your dogs, ways to keep your dogs occupied etc. It occurred to me, that I won’t be the […]

Living with dogs

Helping the Bereaved Dog

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Recently, I was asked to do a piece regarding grief in dogs after one of the other dogs in the household passes away. Having only recently lost my beloved Takara, I understand this only too well. It’s hard enough for us when we lose a dog, after all they’re a member of the family. However, […]