Managing Separation Anxiety – Part Six

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

We are in the end game now. If you have only just come across these posts please head to part one and start there. This is the bit where we put a final routine together so you can leave the…

Managing Separation Anxiety – Part Five

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

Welcome to Part 5 So, we are now moving into the final stages of training. Today we’ll start looking at the bit that comes before the problem behaviour. This is the behaviour that starts as soon as your dog realises…

Managing Separation Anxiety – Part Four

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

If you are just finding me now, please head to part one and hopefully all will make sense So, we have got as far as Confidence building. This is an important part of any training plan when you are working…

Managing Separation Anxiety – Part Three

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

So, hopefully you’ve got off to a good start creating a safe place at home. Let me know in the comments if you’re having problems with that. Or if you are seeing this for the first time, I recommend starting…

Managing Separation Anxiety – Part Two

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

Hopefully, you’ve been able to established the root cause of your dogs problem. If you are sure it’s separation anxiety, and nothing else, then we are ready to move on to the first steps. (Please see Step One if you…

Managing Separation Anxiety – Part One

An anxious looking pug dog wrapped in a blanket

As I sit, helplessly listening to a poor pup howling his heart out from one of the nearby blocks of flats, I am reminded of all the poor pups out there that might not cope well alone. So, I thought,…

Does your dog speak dog?

a beagle and a white dog meeting in an autumnal park. there are brown leaves in the background.

…and does he really need to? That’s a good question. It should be perfectly natural for a dog to be able to communicate with his own kind. But more and more often, dogs are lacking the essential skills they need…

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…

Dog Vs Postman

a black and white picture of a dog trying to squeeze his face through a gap in the fence

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?

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…