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.

anxiety, client, help, kids, Puppies, socialising, training

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

a little piece of mind, Behaviour, Dogs, help, Puppies, Rescue dogs, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

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!

a little piece of mind, anxiety, Behaviour, Damian Mark Smyth, Dogs, pulling on the lead, Puppies, scared of dogs, training, Uncategorized

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?

Behaviour, Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, Puppies, Rescue dogs, scared of dogs, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

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

Behaviour, Dogs, help, Michael Neill, Puppies, Rescue dogs, training

The answer to all your dog’s behaviour issues!

I had a wonderful insight this morning while listening to a podcast about coaching between Nicola Bird, http://www.alittlepieceofmind.co.uk and Michael Neill, http://www.michaelneill.org If you have never encountered either of them before it's well worth investigating. Almost every single dog behaviour can be linked to 4 simple principles (for full details of these download package 1… Continue reading The answer to all your dog’s behaviour issues!

Behaviour, Dogs, help, Puppies, Rescue dogs, training

Choosing a dog – puppy or rescue?

I am often asked if I think friends/colleagues/clients should choose a rescue dog or puppy dog as their new pet. It is almost impossible for me to answer the question as it's very personal and what one person is looking for from a dog is very different to the next person. However, I have been… Continue reading Choosing a dog – puppy or rescue?