I was chatting with a client recently as part of my Freedom from Training course and we came upon the topic of Pants... specifically Leadership Pants. If you know anything about dogs you will know they are pack animals. This means dogs are happiest and most relaxed when they have a leader that will make… Continue reading Leadership Pants! What they look like and why we need them when building a beautiful relationship with our dog
Ever wondered why some dogs like to sleep in and others like yours, if you are reading this! like to get up early. First thing to remember is that your dog is Relaxed and Responsive by nature. This means that they will naturally sleep and or rest until there is a reason for them not… Continue reading Are you dreaming of a long lie this Christmas?
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.