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...

My Top Tips for Puppy’s First Night’s at Home

My Top Tips for Puppy’s First Night’s at Home

Personally I am not a big endorser of puppies being in the bedroom with their new owner on the first few nights as I think it gives off mixed messages and long term the puppy becomes too dependent. Somewhere along the line you may then have to change this if you are...

Internet Puppies

Internet Puppies

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...

Stop! Smell the Roses

Stop! Smell the Roses

In today's modern world of digital technology, fast food and convenient travel our pace of life has sped up beyond all recognition of the days gone by and it seems it will continue to do so. Our four legged friends the dog, has evolved to be by our side and values our...

My dog won’t come back !!! – Poor Recall

My dog won’t come back !!! – Poor Recall

Introduction When training for a good recall, operant training should be adopted using key word commands and signals and then the use of classically conditioning the dog that when it comes to you it will be rewarded. To start the recall training the pup/dog must have...

Walk the Walk- Lead Training

Walk the Walk- Lead Training

Why dogs pull? Dogs learn to pull on the lead through not being taught correct lead manners at a young age. It becomes a habit to reach the place they are going faster. They may be a breed that instinctually pulls or they may be walking with other dogs and the...