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...

WOOF! WOOF! MY 12 TOP TIPS TO HELP STOP YOUR DOG BARKING

WOOF! WOOF! MY 12 TOP TIPS TO HELP STOP YOUR DOG BARKING

Barking is a big issue for many of dog owners, firstly I would like to discuss the reasons why dogs bark and what they are trying to communicate to us. This article is not related to barking issues when the dog is alone as this would be considered a separation anxiety...

Mind the Dog!

Mind the Dog!

Dogs are very connected to our own states of mind, which in turn can have a dramatic impact on their own behaviours. This can become a vicious circle as if our tolerance is less and inner strength is weak the dog's behaviour can get worse. Dogs like routine and...

Dog Trainer or Dog Behaviourist?

Dog Trainer or Dog Behaviourist?

  My title is 'dog behaviourist' and I often get asked do I train dogs?  and what is the difference between a dog trainer and a dog behaviourist? Yes, I do personally have knowledge of how dogs learn in which I can then adapt this to training a dog to gain...