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...

Fireworks Scare My Dog!

Fireworks Scare My Dog!

The noisiest night of the year for our pets and fireworks are not exclusive to November the 5th. Your dog’s hearing is very sensitive and they cannot rationalise with what is happening with loud, strange and sudden noise. My top tips on helping your dog through this...

My Top Tips on Settling in your New Rescue Dog

My Top Tips on Settling in your New Rescue Dog

You have done an incredible act of kindness in offering a rescue dog a new forever home. This can be a difficult transition, below are my top tips to smooth the way. Firstly, carry out some prior research on the breed type of the dog you have possibly reserved. If a...

Buying a New Puppy – What you MUST know !

Buying a New Puppy – What you MUST know !

Although there are many breeders who are caring and diligent selling through the internet, it is also an outlet for the selling of puppies bred at puppy farms by unscrupulous greedy people who care nothing for the well being of the bitch or her puppies. These people...

Your New Puppy’s First Two Weeks

Your New Puppy’s First Two Weeks

Be prepared for the arrival Before your puppy comes home give thought to the safety of the exits and entrances to the home ensuring your puppy cannot make a dive for outside. Ensure you garden is escape proof and you have gates up for any areas you do not want the...