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Separation anxiety as we ease out of lockdown.

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.

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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

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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?