Stay Safe this Winter!

My deepest sympathies go out to the poor family of a dog that tragically died last weekend (2021). The poor pup was just playing with his friend and they both went out onto the frozen reservoir. Both dogs fell in,…

Fears, Phobias and Anxiety

rescue dog in training. Labrador with wrinkled face looking anxious on his bed

What’s the difference? Whilst fear, phobia and anxiety might present with similar symptoms, there are distinct differences. Determining what you are dealing with is the first step in the rehabilitation process. We’ll start with fear as it is probably the…

Walking in the Dark

A collie dog being trained to walk on a loose lead by his female handler at sunset

With the night drawing in, many of us are now being forced to walk our dogs in the dark. But, doing it safely, and comfortably, may not be quite as simple as just buying a few reflective collars.

Creating a bond with your dog

young lady on bended knee with her doberman. they are holding paws and hands

Why do dogs need to bond with their humans? I can answer this question two ways; on a deeper level I can talk about bonding in terms of survival. Dogs are not born with the skills to care for or…

No more dog training tips!

a small brown daschund sitting on a white sofa with his head cocked to the side

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…

Regulation Urgently Needed

man training a dog to sit in a forest in the twilight

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…

Why does my dog…

Maslows Pyramid of Needs. Physiological needs are at the bottom, then Safety, then Love and Belonging, then Esteem and at the top of the pyramid we have self actualisation.

…and how can I stop him? Why does anyone do anything? The answer is simple really; we do what we do because it works. We do what we do because it makes us feel good; because on some level it…

Success Story

two small dogs, a white dog on the floor beside a sofa. the black dog on the arm of the sofa.

Steve and Jenny When my client first contacted me about her dogs, Steve and Jenny, she described a nightmare. Steve didn’t like other dogs, and he reacted violently to the mere whiff of another dog. He didn’t even have to…

Coming Up in 2019…

I am breathing a new energy into Gooddoggie, yippee! For a while I have been thinking of new ways that I can help you all solve your dogs behaviour problems. I already have my online course and my book, but…