I often feel happy when I feel in control of my life, this includes in control of my dog. I want to know that she is calm, relaxed and responsive to me. What is even more fascinating to me is that the more the situation feels out of my control the more I "need" to… Continue reading The chaos theory
In this example we will use lack of recall. Your dog knows it name and will respond very well when he/she decides they want to. All our dog's behaviours can be changed by helping them to become more responsive to us. In order for our dogs to become more responsive to us, we just need… Continue reading The magic is in the understanding.
Dogs are naturally mindful, intuitive and sensitive. They are experts at living in the moment. Anyone who lives with a dog will be able to tell you this. My mission for 2020 is to really listen and learn all the lessons my own dog and those of my clients can teach me. With this in… Continue reading Mindfulness with Dogs
Ok what I really mean is " I don't return my client's call immediately." I work with many of my clients over 4 sessions and during that time I help them understand "what makes their dog tick" and apply this understanding to their own dog/s with the help of 4 simple principles. We build up… Continue reading Why I don’t return my client’s calls!
Yes, I believe there absolutely is, strange coming from someone who is always adding to the pot of dog behaviour advice, maybe, but I think it's really important that we recognise this, if for nothing else but our own sanity or mine anyway! As a conscientious dog behaviour coach I try to keep ahead of… Continue reading Do you ever feel like there is just too much dog behaviour advice available?
I had a lovely conversation with a friend the other day and she reminded me of just how sensitive and smart our dogs can be and how smart humans are when we take the time to slow down and listen. Dogs will often become anxious when we are anxious. If we understand that their anxiety… Continue reading How your dog can help you overcome anxiety.