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.

Dog Aggression, Dogs, help, pulling on the lead, Rescue dogs, scared of dogs, training, Uncategorized

Trust your dog

I find that sometimes I am  so busy trying to control and understand my dog's and my clients dog's behaviour, I forget trust is a 2 way thing. Most of us understand that in order for our dogs to respond us to us, they need to trust us, but what about our trust in them.… Continue reading Trust your dog

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

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How your dog can help you overcome anxiety.

I had a lovely conversation with a friend the other day and she reminded me of just how sensitive and smart our dogs can be and how smart humans are when we take the time to slow down and listen. Dogs will often become anxious when we are anxious. If we understand that their anxiety… Continue reading How your dog can help you overcome anxiety.

Behaviour, Dogs, help, pulling on the lead, talking dog, training, Uncategorized

Manage the situation not your dog

  "Manage the situation not your dog" This little piece of wisdom was given to me some years ago and it still holds very true today. If you find yourself trying to "do" something with your dog to change or improve their behaviour there is a good chance you will become frustrated or at the… Continue reading Manage the situation not your dog