• Behaviour Training

    No more dog training tips!

    Dog behaviour tips don’t work for everyone The internet is packed full of tips that promise to fix all your dogs behaviour and training problems. The trouble is, there is so much conflicting information that it is near impossible to know where to start. If you are lucky, you might find that golden nugget straight away, and voila, you’re done. But, if you are like most people, you could be embarking on a long, frustrating, and often expensive, journey based on trial and error. Follow MeCarolineI have more than 15 years experience solving all kinds of canine behaviour problems, at home and in rescue. A bad experience with a old…

  • Behaviour Training

    Barking… noise pollution or necessary behaviour?

    Barking, and other forms of vocalisation, are natural behaviours for our dogs. It is one of four methods dogs use to communicate with each other. The others are Scent, Body Language and Touch. But, is it really the problem we think it is? We used to love it! Not only is vocalising normal for dogs, it is actually one of the reasons our ancestors fell in love with them. In fact, they particularly liked dogs that barked as they warned them of potential intruders, animal or human. At that time we often selected breeding pairs with this in mind. It is little wonder then that some of our pet dogs…

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    Regulation Urgently Needed

    I’m watching a dog in the park, whilst trying not to think about the fact that I haven’t a clue what to write for my blog this week! He’s having a great time lolloping about the place, not a care in the world. He looks like he’s some kind of doodle, although I’m quite far away so I’m not sure exactly what kind. He is a fab looking dog, though, that is for sure. He’s clearly at the end of his walk as his owner shouts his name. Then things get interesting. I won’t use his real name, lets just call him Buddy. Buddy barely even looks up, he continues…

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    Dog Vs Postman

    So, your dog barks like mad at the postman, the window cleaner and even the bin men! But why does he hate them so much – he’s never even met them? Lets start by clearing something up. Your dog does not actually hate the postman, the window cleaner or the bin men. He also doesn’t hate random passers-by, the Amazon man, the Avon lady or any other regular caller to your door, for that matter. What he does hate, is the way they behave. And, in particular, he hates the way they respond to him. Or, at least the way he thinks they respond to him. Follow MeCarolineI have more…