I was going to call this Blog; The Challenges Of Training Urban Puppies. Then I realised it should simply be called; Training Urban Puppies, because I think calling it a challenge is unfair. Young dogs, like us, are brilliant at adapting to their environment- we just have to support them along the way. We can use smart training techniques...Read More
Is your child always keen to go and say hi to every dog? A few tips and things to think about when you have young children and dogs/puppies together, whether it be visiting people, out and about in the big wide world or even your own pets in your own home...Read More
The Most Harmful Misconception In Dog Body Language… Guilt!!
In my opinion one the the biggest miscommunications between dogs and humans, and potentially the most harmful too, is the impression we can recognise “that guilty look” in our dogs when we "catch them” after having done something they shouldn’t have done.Read More
Can you recognise stress in your dogs’ behaviour during everyday day situations?
Not sure? Not always? Maybe?
This new video was made for you…
What do you look for in a partner? Understanding, compassion, a sense of humour perhaps? And what do you think your partner looks for? Love, kindness, strength? Now, what do you think your dog needs from you? Have you ever wondered? Food (Of course! Mine does), fresh water, daily walks & exercise, love?
I think that above all else, what a dog needs from his human is safety. We ourselves should become our dogs' safe place....
Puppies are cute and lovely, but it can be a real challenge to bring them up to be lovely dogs. Puppies jump, hang, bite, destroy, run away, empty bins and make-up bags, chew on shoes, trainers and plug sockets, the list goes on. Of course, all puppies are different, therefore some people will remember these days fondly; others will remember how stressful and tiring it was; but most will...Read More
Sometimes it feels like london isn't such a dog friendly city, especially when it comes to doing everyday things such as shopping, but here are a few shops that welcome our best friends as long as they are on their best behaviour, and why wouldn't they be?! Over time I'll let you know about other dog friendly places but here are 5 to start us off...Read More
We too often assume that dogs can think and feel as we do, but they don’t. Dogs don’t think Right vs. Wrong, they think Safe vs. Dangerous, and so if something feels unsafe to them (scary), they will defend themselves, try to get that scary thing to move away, or at least move away from the situation......Read More
Socialising your puppy is vital, and the only place you can really do that effectively is the Dog Park. One hour a week during puppy class is not enough, you have to get out there. I am still coming across cases where the dogs amount of socialisation and exercise is a key factor in moving forward with any behavioural problems they may have.
Ideally, the park would be...Read More