anxiety, Behaviour, Dogs, help, kids, Puppies, scared of dogs, talking dog, training

Shut up and listen!

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!

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Puppy nipping and biting and what to do about it.

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.

Behaviour, Dogs, help, kids, Online puppy classes, pulling on the lead, Puppies, Recall training, Uncategorized

Why online puppy classes are so effective.

In these unprecedented times, it seems like everything is uncertain and changing and that makes everyone at best uncomfortable and at worst anxious and depressed. I have some good news today. It might be seem like taking puppy classes online is a bit weird and might not be as effective as more traditional style puppy… Continue reading Why online puppy classes are so effective.

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The joy of lockdown for our puppies

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

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, kids, scared of dogs, training, Uncategorized

Are you scared of dogs?

I was inspired while at a party this weekend to write about how many people find dogs scary. Having worked with hundreds of dogs in the last 12 years, if I am really honest,  it's not something I ever really think about! However, I have spent a bit of time in a few Edinburgh schools… Continue reading Are you scared of dogs?