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Caroline

I have more than 15 years experience solving all kinds of canine behaviour problems, at home and in rescue. A bad experience with a old fashioned dog trainer inspired me to learn more about dog behaviour, and it is because of him, that I wall never use harsh methods when training and rehabilitating dogs. I work privately with clients in Dundee and the surrounding area with dogs of all ages, breeds and issues including anxiety, aggression and hyperactivity. In 2009 I was proud to publish a book about dog behaviour and training. How to be the Perfect Pack Leader (by Caroline Jenkins) remains popular today and a follow up is expected very shortly.

The Importance of Consistency in Dog Training

small terrier dog in behaviour training looking up to their owner on a loose lead

Consistency in dog training is important, we all know that, but do you know why? I’ll explain what it means to be consistent and predictable. I’ll also tell you what happens when you stop being consistent, and how you can…

The problem with retractable dog leads

a lady in shorts and a t-shirt walking her dog on a long lead through a wooded area

Retractable dog leads have become a popular choice, particularly over recent years. But, very often they cause more problems than they solve. Here’s my take on them and why they are best avoided.

Your private dog behaviour consultation

No two dogs are the same, so the process can vary slightly from family to family. But for most people, here’s what you can expect from your private dog behaviour consultation with me.

How long does dog training take?

I’m often asked how long does dog training take! This is a great question but it’s almost impossible to answer with any certainty, and here’s why…

Living with teenage dog behaviour!

If your once sweet and fun loving puppy has recently morphed into a demon, it’s very likely you are now living with a canine adolescent! Teenage dog behaviour is no joke. So here’s my take on what your dog is…

The impact of patience in dog training and rehabilitation

The impact of patience in dog training and rehabilitation should not be underestimated. You can have the very best advice, and perfectly suited training techniques, but if you don’t have enough patience to follow through you’ll not get the results…

The behaviour training process…

…and why it doesn’t follow a straight line? You might think that if you start the behaviour training process on day one, and you work hard at it over the following days and weeks. That each day you should expect…

Street Dog Rehabilitation

Street dog rehabilitation may not be an easy process and in some cases, it might not always have quite the fairy-tale ending you hoped for. It can be hard work, but when it goes well, it’s incredibly rewarding.

Charlie – A Rescue Dog Story

Charlie (formerly Whiskey) was a very special rescue dog. Every dog I ever fostered is special to me, ask me about any of them and I’ll tell you stories all day! But, I’ll always have a special place in my…

The perfect time to start dog behaviour training

Many people say that the earlier you start dog behaviour training the better, but is this actually true? A puppy might learn faster, but they are excitable and easily distracted. An older dog might take longer to learn something new,…