I am working through a mini parenting programme to assist with some concerns I have around parenting. One of the foundations that I have learnt is that we often try "to do" something when our kids are struggling with their big emotions. They (they being those that have infinitely more wisdom than I on the… Continue reading Shut up and listen!
Put very simply dog's bark to communicate, however, sometimes it's difficult for we humans to understand what they are trying to say. It look's to me like there are 3 main reasons for a dog to bark: Warning, by this I mean they are telling us that they are worried about something and are feeling… Continue reading Why dog’s bark!
The kindest way to deal with this behaviour is to first recognise and acknowledge that this is very normal puppy behaviour and it is also how they learn what is allowed and what is not. With this in mind, it's helpful to remember that our puppies are relaxed and therefore responsive by nature. They will… Continue reading Puppy nipping and biting and what to do about it.
It seems to me that easing out of lockdown is as difficult if not more difficult than when we initially were locked down. Especially for our dogs. What is separation anxiety in dogs? In it's simplest form it is when your dog feels uncomfortable, anxious when left alone or sometimes even when not left alone… Continue reading Separation anxiety as we ease out of lockdown.
Lockdown is the best thing that could have happened for puppies that have just arrived in their human household. Lockdown has created the perfect environment for out puppies to get to grips with our crazy human ways without becoming overwhelmed and overstimulated. Overwhelmed and overstimulated is often what happens in our bid to do the… Continue reading The joy of lockdown for our puppies