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When your dog growls at you or your kids.

I recently came across a post by a large welfare organisation promoting advice on dog behaviour, specifically what to do if your dog growls at you or your kids. The heading read: "Never tell off a dog for growling. A dog won't bite if a growl will do." It went on to...

Does Ignoring Bad Behaviour Work?

Does Ignoring Bad Behaviour Work?

Ignoring Unwanted Behaviour – Does It Work? This continues to be an area of confusion for many owners, and no wonder, for the answer can be yes OR no! It depends on the situation. Let’s use the example of a dog who jumps all over you when you get home or when you go...

The Gift of Consequence

The Gift of Consequence

Creating a Good Attitude and Co-operative Behaviour– what to do when your dog won’t listen. Search the internet and there is no end to the debate regarding the use of positive and negative consequence in training dogs. Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be any...

Do You Really Want A Dog?

Do You Really Want A Dog?

Do You Really Want a Dog? I love dogs. My own dog Storm (no longer with me) was the light of my life and a true soul mate. He was the best friend I’ve ever had and he taught me and helped me in ways I will be forever grateful for. It’s been over 3 years since I said...

My dog goes crazy when I have visitors!

My dog goes crazy when I have visitors!

Does your dog go into crazy overdrive when guests come over? We see this often, with symptoms ranging from barking, growling, biting, hiding, demanding attention, jumping up and licking, to racing around showing off. It can be stressful both for you and your dog! Here...

How To Teach Your Dog To Come When Called

How To Teach Your Dog To Come When Called

Establishing A Solid Recall One of the most essential and enjoyable things to teach your dog is to come to you when you ask. It allows both you and your dog to have more fun, freedom, exercise and more variety and it is one of the concepts that I encourage owners to...