Your Pet and Fireworks

2018-05-24T16:45:08+00:00

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that dogs and fireworks just don’t mix. Bonfire Night and fireworks season no longer mean fun-filled evenings of sparklers and toffee apples. Instead, with around half of dogs showing signs of fear when they encounter fireworks, you’ll more than likely spend a few nights trying to keep

Your Pet and Fireworks2018-05-24T16:45:08+00:00

‘Welcome to Our World’ – the Why, When and How of Socialising Puppies

2018-05-24T16:45:23+00:00

Often misunderstood and even neglected, introducing your puppy to a wide variety of people, other animals, places, activities and noises is a vital element of raising a dog. Here is why socialising puppies is an imperative part of puppy training – and when and how to do it. [/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”50″][image_with_animation image_url=”435″

‘Welcome to Our World’ – the Why, When and How of Socialising Puppies2018-05-24T16:45:23+00:00

Positive Reward Training

2018-05-24T16:45:34+00:00

In Dog Training, the debate of Old School Training vs. Positive Reward Training has been going on for some time now. While both methods are effective – dogs are after all, eager for attention, food and shelter – many (including myself) believe the way a dog feels both during dog training and at

Positive Reward Training2018-05-24T16:45:34+00:00

How Dogs React to Stress

2018-05-24T16:45:48+00:00

One trait that we commonly see in dog behaviourist work is stress. Stress and anxiety are far more common in dogs than you may imagine. Just like human beings, dogs react differently when suffering from stress. What’s more, stress can also have a detrimental effect on their health. Identifying stress and getting help

How Dogs React to Stress2018-05-24T16:45:48+00:00

How to use a Clicker for Dog Training

2018-05-24T16:46:01+00:00

How To Use a Clicker for Dog Training When is Clicker Training most useful for dog training? Clicker training is extremely useful for teaching new behaviours and refining known behaviours. Clickers can be valuable communication tools in modifying reactive or aggressive dog behaviours. The Clicker is an Event Marker. This means that its

How to use a Clicker for Dog Training2018-05-24T16:46:01+00:00

Top Tips for Correcting Your Dog’s Inappropriate Chewing Behaviour

2018-05-24T16:46:34+00:00

Excessive chewing is a commonly experienced problem for dog owners. Unless corrected by a dog behaviourist, this kind of inappropriate dog behaviour can cause wide-scale destruction of personal belongings, erode the bond between you and your dog and may eventually even lead to medical problems. A common trait I see in dogs as

Top Tips for Correcting Your Dog’s Inappropriate Chewing Behaviour2018-05-24T16:46:34+00:00

Clicker Training Made Easy: Here Are Eleven Tips for Getting Started

2018-05-24T16:46:50+00:00

Dog Training Tips: Clicker training made simple. For dog training, clicker training is a simple, effective and a science-based way to communicate with your dog. You can clicker train any kind of animal, of any age. Puppies love it, young dogs respond quicker, and there is some truth in the saying you can

Clicker Training Made Easy: Here Are Eleven Tips for Getting Started2018-05-24T16:46:50+00:00

Is Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement Best?

2018-05-24T16:47:03+00:00

Is Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement Best? It was only 10-15 years ago when virtually all dog training was accomplished through the use of force and hard corrections. Having trained dogs for almost 25 years I know those days well; I was quite skilled at giving “heavy” corrections with choke chains and attained

Is Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement Best?2018-05-24T16:47:03+00:00

Why Is Your Dog Barking?

2018-05-24T16:47:35+00:00

Any dog behaviourist will understand just how big a question this is. So when I ask the client “When does your dog bark?” the answer is usual the standard, “All the time and its driving me crazy!” The reality, though, it might feel like it is all the time but dogs generally don’t bark all

Why Is Your Dog Barking?2018-05-24T16:47:35+00:00

Why Mentally Stimulating Your Dog is Important

2018-05-24T16:47:49+00:00

Dog Training Tips – Mental stimulation works! Why Mental Stimulation is Important Dog Training For Dogs Dogs need both mental and physical exercise as part of dog training to be balanced and healthy. Finding ways to mentally stimulate a dog can be challenging. Dogs that work, police dogs, drug dogs and working gundogs

Why Mentally Stimulating Your Dog is Important2018-05-24T16:47:49+00:00

Are You Thinking Of Adopting A Rescue Dog?

2018-05-24T16:48:00+00:00

As a dog behaviourist experienced in dog training, I can help you to make your decision and provide 
support for you in caring for and living with your new pet. 
Why adopt a rescue dog? Because these dogs are in need and we need dogs as companions! Because in 2016 more than 115,000

Are You Thinking Of Adopting A Rescue Dog?2018-05-24T16:48:00+00:00

Watch Out For The Professional Puppy Scams

2018-05-24T16:47:22+00:00

Watch Out For Puppy Scams, Even From What Appears To Be Bona Fide Breeders. I recently visited a client who had bought a pedigree puppy Labrador from a well known gundog kennels and breeder. The dog was suffering from severe separation anxiety. When I arrived, I was somewhat surprised to see a dog that looked

Watch Out For The Professional Puppy Scams2018-05-24T16:47:22+00:00

Choosing The Puppy That’s Right For You & Your Family!

2018-05-24T16:48:14+00:00

Puppy Training Tips: Choosing The Puppy That’s Right For You & Your Family! Ten Tips for choosing a puppy 1. Decide what breed you are looking for, then pause and think what can you offer to this breed; your thought process will be based on what you like a dog to look like

Choosing The Puppy That’s Right For You & Your Family!2018-05-24T16:48:14+00:00

Classical Music Reduces Stress In Dogs!

2018-05-24T16:48:36+00:00

Classical music Proven To reduce stress in Dogs Stress, excessive barking and separation anxiety in dogs is a common and serious issue causing considerable stress in owners. It’s something that I see a great deal as a dog behaviourist. It can cause nervous behaviours like chewing, destruction and pacing, along with urinating and

Classical Music Reduces Stress In Dogs!2018-05-24T16:48:36+00:00

What Do You Need To know About Dog Boarding?

2018-05-24T16:48:46+00:00

You should know that people who offer dog boarding should be licensed with the local authority. It is very important that you only use parties which are registered as these will have been checked by the local animal welfare officer to have been given a licence. There are many dog boarding places/homes ran by people

What Do You Need To know About Dog Boarding?2018-05-24T16:48:46+00:00

Aggression in a Dog and How it can be Stopped

2018-05-24T16:48:56+00:00

One of the most prolific dog behaviour problems that I see as a dog behaviourist is aggression. Does your dog bark, lunge, growl, or exhibit any other type of unsociable behaviour at the sight of other dogs or passersby? If so, you are not alone – many dog owners face this problem. But

Aggression in a Dog and How it can be Stopped2018-05-24T16:48:56+00:00