‘Why the Sit?’ By Bobby the Border Collie

‘Why the Sit?’ By Bobby the Border Collie

  A few weeks after arriving at my new home and settling in with my human parents they took me to Puppy School. This place was much larger than my home and there were other puppies there too. To begin with it all felt very strange but as the weeks went by I got...

My Bin Analogy for Dog Behaviour Change

My Bin Analogy for Dog Behaviour Change

Within my behaviour consultations I will use analogies to help the care giver relate to their dog’s emotional experience. Analogies can often lead the guardians to having light bulb moments enabling them to understand their dog better and to have more patience and...

Bodhi & Me – Who Rescued Who?

Bodhi & Me – Who Rescued Who?

Bodhi & Me – Who Rescued Who?     A beautifully written article by Bodhi's Guardian Elaine Anyone that knows me knows I'm hopeless with relationships. I'll find anything wrong with anyone as a means to escape. Call it commitment phobia, call it PTSD from my...

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...