Dog Behaviour

Why a doggy door could be making your dogs behaviour worse!

black and white collie dog standing against a wall barking. photo is black and white

Many people get a doggy door installed to make their lives and training easier. But, all too often, they end up making things worse. Especially when it comes to house training, territorial, and hyperactive behaviour. Here’s why that happens, and…

Four stages of the behaviour training process

Changing a behaviour is not the same as teaching new cues. With traditional cue training you can keep adding new skills and tricks for as long as you want to. Changing a behaviour is usually a process that has a…

Why dogs refuse food and what to do about it!

Not all dogs will eat until they burst, some can actually appear quite picky. And some will actually refuse to eat their meals and treats all together at times. There are lots of reasons dogs refuse food. So, here are…

5 Dog behaviours you shouldn’t ignore

Dogs are constantly communicating with us via their behaviour. Some messages are less urgent, but others should never be ignored. Here are 5 dog behaviours that you shouldn’t ignore in your dog!

Humping: One Problem – Three Solutions

If you check the internet for advice about any dog behaviour problem you’ll find a selection of conflicting dog behaviour advice. It can’t all be right, can it? With humping you’ll find the most common piece of advice is redirection…

Four reasons you shouldn’t yell at your dog!

For years we’ve been taught to yell at our dogs when they do something wrong. Not only is it likely to be ineffective, but it could actually make some problems much worse. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t yell…

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…