• content blonde labrador dog face poking out in between a pile of white and peach blankets.
    Dog Behaviour,  Dog Walking,  Tips and Advice

    Managing Emotions not Behaviour!

    Often training plans focus on changing a specific behaviour, but I think this can be a mistake. A calm dog is rarely a challenging dog, so it makes sense to focus on achieving a calm mind as opposed to chasing your dog about trying to stop them from jumping up, stealing, pulling on the lead, or whatever else they might be doing. CarolineI 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…

  • alert medium brown dog looking for something
    Training Solutions,  Dog Behaviour,  Dog Walking,  Tips and Advice

    Reactive Behaviour in Dogs

    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 cause, he is likely making too big of a deal about it. Typically, he could be jumping and lunging, barking and squealing, or spinning in circles. He might also be acting aggressively towards whatever he is reacting to. CarolineI 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…

  • A group of people walking their dogs together at Camperdown park, Dundee. dogs socialising with other dogs on a pack walk.
    Dog Behaviour,  Dog Walking,  Tips and Advice

    Benefits of Pack Walking

    Walking in a pack has a great many benefits for you and your dog, here are a few of my favourite ones… CarolineI 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…

  • A collie dog being trained to walk on a loose lead by his female handler at sunset
    Tips and Advice,  Dog Walking,  Training Solutions

    Walking in the Dark

    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. Everything looks different Your dog can see better at night than during the day, but that isn’t necessarily an advantage. There are strange shadows and blinding lights that weren’t there before, and this can be quite unsettling to an anxious dog. If your dog is worried about their strange, new environment, then take extra time to re-investigate things that concern them. Walking slower can also help as it can helps to reduce…

  • a beagle and a white dog meeting in an autumnal park. there are brown leaves in the background.
    Training Solutions,  Dog Behaviour,  Dog Walking

    Does your dog speak dog?

    …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 to interact appropriately with other members of their own species. It is one of the most common problems I am asked to help with. And, it causes more problems than you might think. CarolineI 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…