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Travel Anxiety

Car Phobia’s and Fears in Dogs

Do you dread the days you must take your dog in the car; does he make a run for it when he sees the keys? Or is he just a poor traveller but braves the stress of the road?

Travel anxiety is one of those behavioural issues that many people would like to solve but the right information and advice is simply not there. What we see is more clinical and veterinary advise which leads you more down the line of medication.READ MORE

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Dogs and babies – creating the perfect plan before the expected arrival

For many people, their dog is their baby. In their eyes, the dog is their cherished son or daughter.

But what happens when you bring a new baby into the family? A new-born can dramatically change not only your life but your dog’s life as well. As your routines change your attention will shift from the dog to the baby.READ MORE

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Is our labelling obsession affecting our dogs behaviour

Our we wasting our natural intelligence applying labels to behaviour?

Your dog’s behaviour is simply natural coordinated responses which can be triggered by internal and external stimuli.

A dog’s natural intelligence over the years has been gauged by their ability to perceive information and retain it as knowledge for applying to solve problems.READ MORE

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The Adolescent Dog

Stages that occur in adolescent dogs

This is a very difficult time for your dog, however with continuous training and establishing a good foundation through true understanding, both of you will build a solid relationship.

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Working hard to maintain a dog’s calm energy

Any behaviour problem can respond to Calm Energy

All dogs are different; some with naturally low energy and others high energy. It is that high energy that can cause unbalance in a dog if not channelled correctly.READ MORE

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How to stop your dog barking

Preventing dog barking within the home environment

Inappropriate dog barking is one of the most common issues for dog owners, often stemming from anxiety  when your dog does not like being left alone within the home environment.READ MORE

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Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning in Dogs

The Key Factor to Successful Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning

Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning are two of the most successful techniques used to change unwanted behaviour in dogs and there are many methods in which to achieve this. READ MORE

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Dog behaviours explained

Understand what your dog is trying to tell you

In order to really understand what your dog is trying to tell you, it’s important to observe their body language and listen to the noises they make.READ MORE

Aggression normal in Dogs

Is Aggression normal in Dogs

Domestication means exactly what it says domestication.

Is aggression normal in dogs; answer is no it is not normal. Domestication means exactly what it says domestication. We domesticated dogs to such a point that they now live alongside the human and have become a part of our society.READ MORE