How do I stop my puppy biting ?

The chew behaviour should not be eradicated as it is a self-rewarding behaviour offering mental and physical stimulation. The chewing activity is a stress reliever due to the calming endorphins that are released.  Dogs of all ages enjoy chewing, puppies chew even more...

Is Commercial Centre Doggy Day Care Right for Your Dog?

Is Commercial Centre Doggy Day Care Right for Your Dog?

A popular choice, but is it right for your dog? and what should you be looking for in the right establishment? General perception is dog’s love and need to spend time with other dogs, and even more so during these difficult times. Due to social distancing many are not...

Training Hand ‘Touch’ Cue

Training Hand ‘Touch’ Cue

This a ‘good choice’ training game. It is working your dog’s brain to choose a behaviour and then when your dog chooses the correct behaviour  your dog gets rewarded. Good choice training is excellent for building a dog’s confidence and the good choice behaviours are...

My Top Advisements for All Dog & Puppy Owners During Covid-19

My Top Advisements for All Dog & Puppy Owners During Covid-19

As coronavirus forces change in our usual routines our dogs will inevitably feel these changes too. There are ways we can limit the impact that may affect our dog’s behaviour now and in the future when things get back to normal Whilst working from home short term may...

Online Meet Up’s – Dog and Behaviour Coach

Online Meet Up’s – Dog and Behaviour Coach

Your Remote Dog Behaviour Coach Mandy Rigby BCCSDipAdvCanBhv has assisted many clients nationwide in successfully resolving behaviour issues with their dogs by utilizing modern day technology and speaking remotely rather than a home visit. New puppy parents, owners of...

The Journey of Expectation from our Dogs

The Journey of Expectation from our Dogs

How long does it take to learn a new language? Play a musical instrument? Train for a marathon or give up a long-standing habit? Many hours of our time is invested in improving and enriching our lives with learning. Learning something new has peaks and dips known as...

Understanding Puppy Play

Understanding Puppy Play

You are your puppy’s guardian! Observe your puppy when interacting with another puppy and call back if your puppy is showing any anxiety signals or if your puppy is causing any stress to another puppy. Don’t be embarrassed by your puppy’s behaviour, all puppies are...

My Top Tips for the Arrival of Your New Baby and Your Dog

My Top Tips for the Arrival of Your New Baby and Your Dog

Train a ‘go to bed’ cue to your dog and positively reinforce this area as a great safe place to be and settle before new baby arrives. A bed or a crate is fine but not to be used as a punishment area. With this being trained prior to your new arrival then when baby...

It’s All in the Lick of the Lip

It’s All in the Lick of the Lip

Lip licking is a subtle body language that dogs can display for a variety of reasons.  From the owner’s point of view it is a good idea to be aware of any lip licking from your dog and what this is saying about how your dog is feeling. Lip licking is often seen when a...