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The magic is in the understanding.

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.

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Mindfulness with Dogs

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

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Why I don’t return my client’s calls!

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!

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Do you ever feel like there is just too much dog behaviour advice available?

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?

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Curious about your dog’s behaviour

Are you looking to improve your dog's behaviour ? Sometimes something as simple as your frame of mind will help. I often see clients who are in a state of panic regarding their dog's behaviour. They have a lovely calm, cuddly dog at home that turns into  a crazy dog as soon as they step… Continue reading Curious about your dog’s behaviour

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How your dog can help you overcome anxiety.

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.

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Manage the situation not your dog

  "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