How common it is to hear the words 'he just doesn't listen'. Understanding why, is the first step toward a better relationship.
If you could choose your guardian angel (let's assume they exist), what kind of guardian angel would you choose? Would you like a mean angel who prods you, pushes you, pulls you, shouts at you, ignores you, chokes you, takes out their frustrations on you and doesn't even consider how you might feel? Or Would you … Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF GUARDIAN ANGEL ARE YOU?
If your dog ignores you when it's time to go back on the lead, you might be standing there without a dog, but you are most definitely not alone! It's one of the most common problems in the dog-human relationship. Why does it matter? Not returning when called can be frustrating for the owner (not … Continue reading How to get your dog to come back (the dreaded recall)
As an advocate of canine enrichment, 'my dog destroys his toys' is something I hear a lot. I can certainly understand the frustration. Some of the toys are not cheap and to have them not even last the day is disappointing, to say the least. Looking around the pet shops, I often see notices displayed … Continue reading How to prevent dogs from destroying their toys
It is often said that dogs need a one hour walk every day. What I don't like about this piece of advice is that it couldn't possibly suit every dog and there is certainly no evidence to even suggest that it is true. Somebody just made it up and it sounded right so it got … Continue reading Dogs need a one hour walk everyday, or do they?
Now, right from the get go, let's be clear. Training can be awesome and some behaviours can be life savers, for example, emergency stop or recall. I'm a bit of a training geek. At Uni I achieved a 100% grade in advanced dog training (I like to mention that) so I'm in no way, shape … Continue reading Be kind to your dog