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...

New Puppy & Your Existing Dog

New Puppy & Your Existing Dog

Getting a new puppy is super exciting but will your present dog feel the same? Most multi-household dog to dog relationships will end up being compatible and even better may be best buddies but it is best to set off on the right paw! Before you think of bringing a new...

Is Your Dog’s ‘Stress Glass’ Over-Flowing?

Is Your Dog’s ‘Stress Glass’ Over-Flowing?

  If you are struggling with high excitability, or any other types of behaviours such as jumping up, barking, mouthing, nipping, pulling on the lead, aggressively lunging at dogs or other triggers but nothing you try and do seems to be gaining any headway, then...

Breed Specific Puppy Socialisation

Breed Specific Puppy Socialisation

Contrary to popular belief, socializing a new puppy is not just about having puppy play dates and meeting every person in sight. You need to be mindful and respectful of your puppy’s feelings to protect it from negative experiences and promote positive exposures. One...