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The Big Picture – tackling unwanted behaviour positively & successfully

This week my summer puppies course kicked off and the usual issues were raised, such as tackling play biting and jumping up.  Something I like my clients to think about is how the undesirable behaviour is being reinforced? Obviously as…

Older dogs – ageing and promoting longevity

Humans, dogs, cats, rodents, and horses all share similar ageing processes, with arthritis, loss of hearing or sight and organs…

Puppy Socialisation Bingo – During COVID-19

Every owner wants a happy, sociable and contented dog. To help your puppy gain confidence around new environments, sounds, people, animals…

Create a sensory pet garden (inside or out)

Ever heard of a sensory garden?  It’s a self-contained garden that is designed to stimulate the senses not just with…

Enrichment tip: toilet roll treats

This is a simple hack that you can get the kids involved in. What you will need:  Toilet roll tube[s]…

Enrichment tip: crazy kebabs

This is a simple hack that you can get the kids involved in. What you will need: Some carrots (or…

Some hacks to burn your dog’s energy during lockdown

While many of us are in lockdown, this presents a challenge for owners of energetic young dogs and certain breeds…

Playing with your dog: some scent game ideas

Eleven years ago my little book was published, designed as a quick-read for owners to understand the importance of play…

Socialising your puppy to people during COVID-19

When we bring a puppy into our home, we want our dog to settle in quickly, be comfortable in their…

Generalisation of behaviours – “But he’ll do it at home!”

This week I was having a chat with a client who was trying to understand why her dog was struggling…

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