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How To Handle A Dominant Dog

2019-10-24T11:34:54+00:00

Whether you are a trainer, owner or someone who works around dogs, eventually, you will experience a dog that is like no other. This dog does what it wants, when it wants and it doesn’t have a problem showing his dominance among other dogs and people alike. While there is nothing wrong with this dog,

How To Handle A Dominant Dog2019-10-24T11:34:54+00:00

My Dog Appears to be Guarding Me and it Makes Him Look Aggressive…. Why?

2019-08-05T14:09:39+00:00

My Dog Appears to be Guarding Me and it Makes Him Look Aggressive…. Why? The short answer is they are trying to protect you. The bigger question is, why? This is a common situation many of my clients face and ask me about. Over-protective behaviour occurs frequently, and odds are, you will have experienced this

My Dog Appears to be Guarding Me and it Makes Him Look Aggressive…. Why?2019-08-05T14:09:39+00:00

Is Positive Training Really Working?!    

2019-01-19T17:27:49+00:00

This post may be somewhat polarising but I feel I must write down these thoughts as they are close to my heart.  In my opinion, there is a malicious entity pervading the dog training world. This is not a physical thing but instead, an idea; an idea which has proven surprisingly hard to quash.  It

Is Positive Training Really Working?!    2019-01-19T17:27:49+00:00

Behaviour Problems are the Most Common Cause of Euthanasia!

2018-10-30T21:43:42+00:00

Over 3,000 dogs are put down in the UK every year. Fact. A terribly sad, but unfortunately true statement. Dogs are being surrendered to kennels or abandoned as strays because their behaviour is dangerous, stressful or simply too hard to manage. ‘With such stellar advances in dog training techniques, tracking technologies and an increased understanding

Behaviour Problems are the Most Common Cause of Euthanasia!2018-10-30T21:43:42+00:00

Is your Dog Scared or Aggressive?

2018-08-17T09:29:19+00:00

Fear aggression is a very common problem, so the first step towards successfully helping an aggressive dog is to determine whether he is scared or aggressive. Fear Aggression Fear and anxiety-related aggression is among the most common behavioural issues I see in domestic dogs. Sometimes, these problems are genetic. In most cases, however, they were

Is your Dog Scared or Aggressive?2018-08-17T09:29:19+00:00

Why Dogs Start Biting

2018-08-03T16:39:32+00:00

I am often asked by clients is why dogs bite. While this partly depends on individual situations, the most common reasons for dogs to start getting aggressive and bite are dominance and fear. Why Dogs Start Biting I recently received a call from a woman whose dog had bitten a friend in the face. She

Why Dogs Start Biting2018-08-03T16:39:32+00:00

Why Dogs Must Have Exercise

2018-08-17T09:21:47+00:00

Providing regular exercise is one of the many responsibilities owning a dog brings with it. Here is why dogs must have exercise. Why Dogs Must Have Exercise When dogs are left in the house or back garden, day after day, all day long, they do tend to go a little “mad” and can start displaying

Why Dogs Must Have Exercise2018-08-17T09:21:47+00:00

Adopting Older Dogs

2018-08-03T16:03:55+00:00

Want a dog but don’t really have the time to deal with the daily needs of a dog – let alone those of a puppy? Today’s hectic lifestyles mean for many of us, adopting older dogs could be the perfect solution… The Problem with Owning a Dog As wonderful and exciting as having a furry

Adopting Older Dogs2018-08-03T16:03:55+00:00

Dogs and the Fine Art of Discipline

2018-08-03T14:34:17+00:00

Dogs and the fine art of discipline: Consistent rules, boundaries and discipline are imperative for any leader/follower relationship to function properly. Lack of such rules, boundaries and discipline can all too easily end in chaotic behaviour – and sometimes it takes a dog to let us know what’s wrong… Discipline is a Fine Art Whether

Dogs and the Fine Art of Discipline2018-08-03T14:34:17+00:00

The RSPCA and the Law – Your Right to Refuse the RSPCA Access

2018-08-03T12:02:03+00:00

Dr Barry Peachey LLM, LLB(Hons), Ph.D., FCollP, ACIArb, MBAE, FETC Dr Barry Peachey LLM, LLB(Hons), Ph.D., FCollP, ACIArb, MBAE, FETC clears up widely held misconceptions concerning the RSPCA and the law – misconceptions that are indeed actively and publicly fostered by the RSPCA itself. Please note that this article and statements made therein by varying

The RSPCA and the Law – Your Right to Refuse the RSPCA Access2018-08-03T12:02:03+00:00

Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training

2019-07-31T12:21:29+00:00

While many people swear by “motivational training,” which uses treats in the shape of toys or food (both of which are external to the dog’s handler), we firmly believe that obedience training without rewards is the best approach to solving aggression and leash reactivity. Here is why. Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training

Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training2019-07-31T12:21:29+00:00

Kibble/Dried Dog Food is Killing Our Dogs!

2019-07-31T12:26:35+00:00

A healthy, balanced diet is as important for dogs as it is for human beings, especially if we expect them work for us and perform well - and dry dog food is often hailed as a wholesome, healthy alternative to raw food. In reality, however, kibble/dried dog food is killing our dogs… The Importance of

Kibble/Dried Dog Food is Killing Our Dogs!2019-07-31T12:26:35+00:00

Harness, the Worst Thing We Can Put on Our Dogs!   

2019-07-31T12:28:56+00:00

Ever increasing numbers of dog owners stick their dogs into harnesses/no-pull harnesses, mostly in an attempt to stop them pulling on their leash while out walking. This is not a good idea – and sticking a dog that has not been properly trained into one is even worse. Here is why we live by the

Harness, the Worst Thing We Can Put on Our Dogs!   2019-07-31T12:28:56+00:00