"Manage the situation not your dog" This little piece of wisdom was given to me some years ago and it still holds very true today. If you find yourself trying to "do" something with your dog to change or improve their behaviour there is a good chance you will become frustrated or at the… Continue reading Manage the situation not your dog
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME 2019 What are you feeling grateful for as you sit here at the start of 2019? I am very grateful that for the last 12 years I have been helping dog owners improve their dogs behaviour with the word "kind" always in mind and it works! really really well. I… Continue reading Improving your dog’s behaviour with LOVE.
Many of my clients come to me wanting to change or improve their dog's behaviour and often they believe in some way that their dog needs fixed. It feels like lots of other dogs can walk nicely on their lead, recall well in the park, get on with and play well with other dogs, allow… Continue reading Do you feel your dog needs fixed?
I had a wonderful insight this morning while listening to a podcast about coaching between Nicola Bird, http://www.alittlepieceofmind.co.uk and Michael Neill, http://www.michaelneill.org If you have never encountered either of them before it's well worth investigating. Almost every single dog behaviour can be linked to 4 simple principles (for full details of these download package 1… Continue reading The answer to all your dog’s behaviour issues!
Have you ever heard of the 3 P's as outlined by Sydney Banks, no me neither till a few weeks ago and the knowledge has been transformative. I feel happier, healthier and more motivated - in just a few short weeks. Wow, just wow! I am so excited to have found this new perspective on… Continue reading The 3 P’s as pioneered by Sydney Banks
Fireworks and dogs October 22, 2018doggychillin In the early days with our dogs I used to hate this time of the year coming up to Guy Fawkes night. I resented those neighbours (and the Council!) for setting off fireworks that would spook our dogs. Where we are in Paisley, the back of our house looks… Continue reading Is your dog spooked by Fireworks? Wonderful guidance offered here by my guest blogger Colum Scriven
In the early days with our dogs I used to hate this time of the year coming up to Guy Fawkes night. I resented those neighbours (and the Council!) for setting off fireworks that would spook our dogs. Where we are in Paisley, the back of our house looks towards Paisley Abbey. Every 5th November, or the Saturday nearest to it, for half an hour, the noise from the fireworks would sound like a 3rd world war. Our dogs would run and hide and cower for the whole time. We’d put on Classic FM (our dogs like classical music!) and hope that the noise would be over quickly.
In the weeks leading up to bonfire night I’d be out with the dogs hoping that they wouldn’t be spooked by a random firework going off. On one occasion, I was out with our black lab, Jack, off lead, when a firework…
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