Category Training Solutions

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…

Pro’s and Con’s of dog training crates

Dog training crates are becoming increasingly popular. Used well, your dog will love their crate, but they aren’t for everyone. Here are some of the pro’s and con’s of crates and how to use them.

Does your dog need rules?

small brown dog with big pointy ears looking very happy

Does your dog have rules for you? No! Are you sure? Do you ever add a little grated cheese or gravy to your dogs food. Or lift his muddy, wet body into the car at the end of the walk…

Mastering “The Walk” with your Dog

dog in behaviour training in dundee, a small terrier type dog running off lead beside her owners feet

Do you watch other dogs with envy and wish yours could walk beside you? If you do, you are not alone. In this blog I’m going to show you how to go about mastering the dog walk so you can…

Clicker training your dog

There are tons of benefits to be gained from clicker training your dog, in fact, I recommend it to nearly half of my private behaviour clients!

Assessing Behaviour for Dog Training

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

No two dogs are the same, so I will always take time in assessing behaviour properly before dog training can begin. The initial assessment will usually take between 45-60 minutes. Mostly it will involve us chatting, whilst watching him and…

Reactive Behaviour in Dogs

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Do you have a reactive dog? You have a reactive dog if your dogs behaves disproportionately, or in the extreme, towards a particular trigger or situation. This could mean he is over excited, anxious or aggressive. But whatever the initial…

Ignoring unwanted dog behaviour

one german shephard type dog ignoring another dog that is trying to get attention by putting it's paw on him.

Why ignore? If you are working on an issue with your dogs behaviour, there’s a very good chance you’ve been advised to ignore them at some point. But why should we be ignoring our dogs? It feels so alien, and…

Why dog training stops working

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

Like many people, you may once have been (and if you are reading this, probably still are!) the owner of a dog with behavior problems. But, you made the decision that you have struggled for long enough and got help.…