How the Kind of Leash You Use Can Affect Your Dog and Tips for Picking the Right One

2021-03-25T14:00:23+00:00

How the Kind of Leash You Use Can Affect Your Dog and Tips for Picking the Right One It is no secret; if you have a dog, you definitely will need a leash- it the perfect tool to restrain and control your dog. If you are looking for a leash for your dog, there are

How the Kind of Leash You Use Can Affect Your Dog and Tips for Picking the Right One2021-03-25T14:00:23+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

Biting & Nipping

2018-07-03T10:55:12+00:00

  Nipping is one of the most frustrating issues to manage when you bring home a puppy or rescue dog. New puppy parents often worry that nipping is an early sign of aggression. If this concerns you, relax! Although very annoying, nipping is completely normal for puppies. They simply need to be taught

Biting & Nipping2018-07-03T10:55:12+00:00

Sibling Dogs: The Worst of Both Worlds

2018-06-14T09:38:50+00:00

Buying Two Puppies The incidence of owners purchasing "Siblings", either same sex or brother and sister from the same litter or two puppies from different litters and breeds but of similar ages, is now more prevalent than at any other time in living memory. The old professional dog men and owners knew about

Sibling Dogs: The Worst of Both Worlds2018-06-14T09:38:50+00:00

Training Dogs Using Energy

2018-07-31T13:21:51+00:00

Training Dogs Using Energy Sharing "good energy" or training dogs using energy is not a concept for flower children and earth mothers; it is effective communication with a very different species. Dogs' Incredible Abilities The extent of dogs' ability to "smell" and "sense" things is truly incredible. Scientists have learned that dogs are

Training Dogs Using Energy2018-07-31T13:21:51+00:00

Why Denying Your Dogs Dominance Hurts Both of You

2018-07-31T13:35:03+00:00

Dominance Theory Does Exist I'm aware of a lot of talk about how dominance doesn't exist in dogs today. I don't agree - I believe the dominance theory does exist and denying your dogs dominance is wrong. Here is why. A Few Words to Begin with... I would like to make it clear

Why Denying Your Dogs Dominance Hurts Both of You2018-07-31T13:35:03+00:00

Urine Marking

2018-07-31T15:18:36+00:00

Urine Marking Is your dog urinating on your furniture or walls? He’s not “badly house-trained”, he’s urine marking. Here’s why he does it and what you can do about it. Marking their environment with urine is instinctive and normal behaviour for dogs. Most frequently found in male dogs (and especially unneutered ones), it

Urine Marking2018-07-31T15:18:36+00:00

Common German Shepherd Behavioural Problems and Personality Traits

2018-05-24T16:43:38+00:00

Common German Shepherd Behavioural Problems and Personality Traits Over the years working as a dog trainer, I’ve probably worked with as many German shepherd dogs as any other breed. Most often, they are an incredibly loyal breed, are devoted to their owners, and have really sweet and fun personalities. And so, to those of you who

Common German Shepherd Behavioural Problems and Personality Traits2018-05-24T16:43:38+00:00

Is Bakers and Pedigree Dog Food fit for Purpose?

2018-05-24T16:43:49+00:00

Is Bakers and Pedigree Dog Food Fit For Purpose? You Decide Bakers and Pedigree Complete Dog Food Are These Top Selling Brands Really Bad? Behavioural Problems: As a dog behaviourist I see many dogs that are showing signs of behavioural abnormalities. Some of those problems can  be caused by what we give the dogs to eat.

Is Bakers and Pedigree Dog Food fit for Purpose?2018-05-24T16:43:49+00:00

Nervous Owner = Nervous Pet

2018-05-24T16:44:14+00:00

Nervous Dog? Your Behavior Might Be the Cause What makes a dog nervous? Some dogs are very anxious and nervous, to begin with, while others are nervous due to their owners being stressed and anxious themselves. The environment that a dog is raised in can have a tremendous impact on their behavior and

Nervous Owner = Nervous Pet2018-05-24T16:44:14+00:00

Research Paper – Controversy Raw Diet vs. Kibble Diet

2018-05-24T16:44:30+00:00

Research Paper – Controversy Raw Diet vs. Kibble Diet Jody Freeland ANS3005CanineNutrition Spring 2017 American College of Applied Science Content Abstract The Dog is a Wolf The Pet Food Industry Problems with Ingredients in Pet Food These are just a few that are allowed in our pets food The Problem with High Cooking

Research Paper – Controversy Raw Diet vs. Kibble Diet2018-05-24T16:44:30+00:00

Why Setting Boundaries Creates a Healthy Relationship With Your Dog

2018-05-24T16:44:50+00:00

Many of my clients initially approach me with the same problem – their dog has no awareness of boundaries. While it can be tempting to allow your pup to sit beside you on the sofa at night or snuggle up with you in bed, you need to make sure to set clear and

Why Setting Boundaries Creates a Healthy Relationship With Your Dog2018-05-24T16:44:50+00:00