Behaviour, Dogs, help, training, Walking

It’s true your dog is already perfect.

If this is not your experience right now, read on.......... This is a really simple message that will help you to understand your dog if they are displaying behaviours that you don't like. Over the last 15 years while working with all kinds of dogs, different breeds, ages and size. If you were to ask… Continue reading It’s true your dog is already perfect.

anxiety, Behaviour, Dogs, help, kids, Puppies, socialising, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

How to prevent your dog from humping!

You never need to feel embarrassed again with this simple trick. I hear you, this behaviour starts off funny in the house with a young puppy and only close family involved, but quickly turns into a behaviour that is: Really confusing: Does your dog love certain people more than others?? ! and ultimately downright embarrassing:… Continue reading How to prevent your dog from humping!

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.