Behaviour, Dogs, help, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

Leadership Pants! What they look like and why we need them when building a beautiful relationship with our dog

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

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!

anxiety, Behaviour, biting, Dogs, help, kids, nipping, Puppies, socialising, training, Uncategorized

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.

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, anxiety, Behaviour, Dogs, help, talking dog, training

The chaos theory

I often feel happy when I feel in control of my life, this includes in control of my dog. I want to know that she is calm, relaxed and responsive to me. What is even more fascinating to me is that the more the situation feels out of my control the more I “need” to… Continue reading The chaos theory