Is your dog unsettled during lockdown? Do this.

Is your dog unsettled during lockdown? Do this.

April 10, 2020
Hello! I have had so many calls from concerned owners about their dogs' weird behaviour in lockdown. Dogs regressing to puppy-like chewing, demand barking, tail chasing, humping other dogs or people, unable to settle, barking in the garden etc. If your dog is doing any of these things (or others)…
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You. Your dog. A week on a lead – are you up for it?

You. Your dog. A week on a lead – are you up for it?

January 29, 2020
Dog training - a week on a lead What on earth is a week on a lead? WELL. Do you have a dog or puppy who struggles with listening to you, recall, relaxing, stealing things in the house, counter surfing, reactivity, barking, learning skills, toilet training, hyperactivity around guests and…
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My dog hates other dogs and I don’t know what to do

My dog hates other dogs and I don’t know what to do

January 22, 2020
"My dog hates other dogs and I don’t know what to do….." If this is something you’ve thought or said before please know that you are not alone. Owning a “reactive” dog can come tied up with so many emotions: fear, embarrassment, guilt, overwhelm, frustration, anger…the list goes on. When…
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For the love of a reactive dog

For the love of a reactive dog

October 25, 2019
For the love of a reactive dog   Just over five years ago I had a highly reactive dog.   I’ll tell you what he was like because everyone’s understanding of “reactive” is a little different.   Riggs was sensitive to touch, noise, sudden changes in environment   Riggs barked…
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Did I break my dog?

Did I break my dog?

July 18, 2019
Did I break my dog?? Guilt. It’s a horrible, horrible feeling and when it comes to our dogs it can feel overwhelming. Is my dog reactive to other dogs because I’m anxious? Is my dog nervous because I didn’t socialise him properly Am I a good enough trainer for my…
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