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 are some tips to help you understand why they may […]
Is Your Dog Excited Or Stressed?
IS YOUR DOG EXCITED OR STRESSED? – Dog Training Can Help Did you know that many dogs appear excited when they are actually feeling stressed? Like many other owners, you may be very surprised to learn that what you thought was happy behaviour is in fact your dog feeling overwhelmed or anxious!
When your dog growls at you or your kids.
What to do when your dog growls at you or the 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 […]
How Important are Puppy Classes?
Puppy training and education is essential for a young dog, but will puppy classes fulfil your needs? It seems that today every veterinarian or pet shop is running puppy classes. New puppy owners are told of the necessity of participation and strongly encouraged to take part in these classes.
Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs
Ensuring children’s safety (both your own and those visiting) around family dogs is paramount and should be taken very seriously. We all hear how many children are bitten by the family dog. Unfortunately, all too often these incidents occur simply through lack of understanding of dog psychology and dog behaviour. Most incidents could have been […]
Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind and Body
“But we walk him every day!” Many clients are confused or stuck as to why their dog still seems frustrated, bored or anxious even though they are getting their daily walk and family time. What may seem like enough to you may not be enough for your dog. Exercising your dog’s muscles is one thing, but […]
7 Tips To Teach Your Dog To Walk Without Pulling
We all want a dog that walks calmly by our side without pulling or lunging. It is one of our most common requests and certainly makes for a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. We believe it is critical to have your dog under control on a walk. Done properly walking combines exercise and leadership, and […]
What is a Dog Whisperer?
With the rise in popularity of dog whispering in recent years, it seems that today every dog trainer is calling themselves a Dog Whisperer. So are there really so many dog whisperers out there, or is the term being used too loosely? While there is no doubt in my mind that dog whispering methods
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 […]
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