Five quick & easy indoor enrichment activities with everyday objects

1: The Tea-Towel Roll Grab an old tea-towel, sprinkle some treats, roll it up and let the dog enjoy https://youtu.be/hfWxccLz5b0 Or make it slightly more challenging https://youtu.be/WxGaKRFarB8 2: Chucking Kibble Chuck one piece at a time https://youtu.be/cN9Hr3-28XU 3: Toilet Roll Tubes Place them on the floor, place a piece of kibble (or whatever you are using) … Continue reading Five quick & easy indoor enrichment activities with everyday objects

Don’t let frustration ruin the dog-human relationship

Animals prefer calm humans. With a calm human, they can feel safe. Volatile, unpredictable people may cause anxiety in dogs and anxiety isn't conducive to a good learning environment.   When we're training (especially a new behaviour) it's really easy to become frustrated; we might not get the exact behaviour that we were hoping for, we might … Continue reading Don’t let frustration ruin the dog-human relationship

How to prevent dogs from throwing themselves at other dogs and people

This is a question sent to me by a lady in Australia (Anne). How do you control strong pups who literally throw themselves at any people and dogs reasonably close and are totally focussed on that activity so treats do not work. Anne goes on to say her dog is a Labrador.  I'm not sure … Continue reading How to prevent dogs from throwing themselves at other dogs and people