Things They Didn’t Tell You

Living with teenage dog behaviour!

If your once sweet and fun loving puppy has recently morphed into a demon, it’s very likely you are now living with a canine adolescent! Teenage dog behaviour is no joke. So here’s my take on what your dog is…

The impact of patience in dog training and rehabilitation

The impact of patience in dog training and rehabilitation should not be underestimated. You can have the very best advice, and perfectly suited training techniques, but if you don’t have enough patience to follow through you’ll not get the results…

The behaviour training process…

…and why it doesn’t follow a straight line? You might think that if you start the behaviour training process on day one, and you work hard at it over the following days and weeks. That each day you should expect…

The perfect time to start dog behaviour training

Many people say that the earlier you start dog behaviour training the better, but is this actually true? A puppy might learn faster, but they are excitable and easily distracted. An older dog might take longer to learn something new,…

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…

Managing Emotions not Behaviour!

content blonde labrador dog face poking out in between a pile of white and peach blankets.

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…

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…

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…