Caroline

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.

5 Things Every Dog Should Know

…in my opinion! The pressure is on when you get a new dog to teach them as many tricks as possible. There is nothing wrong with that, but often more important things get missed out. Here are 5 things every…

The effects of “runners high” in dogs

If your dog is constantly being told off by other dogs just for saying hello. Or, he seems immune to normal social cues, he might be experiencing runners high. In my latest blog, we discover the effects of runners high…

What age should you start training your new puppy?

If you have recently picked up your pup you will be curious to know what age should you start training your new puppy? The truth is that they have already started learning new habits and behaviours and are keen to…

Eight benefits of dog play – not just for fun!

Playtime is not just a fun activity for our dogs! There are tons of ways play time benefits our dogs mental health, physical well being, and the bond we share. Here are eight benefits of dog play you might not…

5 Ways to improve your dogs resilience

Low resilience puts a dog at risk of developing behaviour problems because they aren’t able to bounce back from experiences. Here are 5 ways to improve a dogs mental health for greater resilience.

Less is more when you have a hyperactive dog!

When you have a hyperactive dog, it’s easy to find yourself rushing around as you attempt to keep them entertained, happy, and calm. But sometime, doing less is more effective than doing more. Here are three ways you can do…

Motivating Dog Behaviour

Small black and white poodle type dog wearing sunglasses , laying in a green striped hammock.

People often tell me their dogs aren’t motivated by anything, and often that is true. Thankfully, there are things we can do to improve our dogs motivation. When we do, we can see their acceptance of rewards, and their behaviour,…

Rehabilitating a Reactive Dog

Rehabilitating a reactive dog can be a very rewarding, and challenging, experience. It’s also filled with uncertainties and frustrations. However with patience, understanding, and consistent training, you can be part of your dogs remarkable transformation. In this blog, I will…