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Controlling the Impulse to Flight

Controlling flight within dogs

Dogs work on impulse but when this instinct is causing them to flight and become fearful,then we need to unblock and change that impulse.

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Understanding Your Dog

Confused about understanding your dog

There is no question that as humans we often misunderstand the needs of our dogs.READ MORE

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Fears and Phobias in dogs

What is the cause of phobias in dogs?

It is a common issue for phobias in dogs to manifest from noises of thunder, vacuum cleaner, fireworks, guns and bird scarers. READ MORE

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Over Excitement

There are many causes of over-excitement.

Your dog seeing prey-like bunnies, squirrels, birds can cause an excited response. Just being off-lead can excite for some dogs, listening to noises and sniffing the smells. READ MORE

The Triggers to dog over excitement

Dog over excitement could land you in hot water

Dog over excitement can be a response to seeing rabbits, squirrels, birds whilst out on a walk. Just being off lead can create excitement for some dogs, listening to noises and sniffing the smells. Dogs rely on their senses for survival so with high sensory ability they can have little impulse control.

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Prey Drive

Prey Drive is a dogs instinctive behaviour

The dog’s life revolves around a series of instinctive behaviours; prey drive is the one of the most powerful.

All carnivores have an inbuilt ability and need to pursue and capture prey whether they are wild or domestic. READ MORE

Rage Syndrome

What are the affects of Rage Syndrome in Dogs

Rage Syndrome, also known as Sudden Onset Aggression is a serious behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in the Cocker Spaniel but can also be in a variety of other dog breeds.READ MORE

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It’s not Me or the Dog, its Me and the Dog.

Have you got to a singular thought of me or the dog

Many think that being a Behaviourist is about working solely with a dog’s behaviour, they think by just changing a dog’s behaviour then that’s the job done.READ MORE

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The Canine Social Structure

Defining the Pack Structure

The basic unit of canine social structure is the pack, it is something that is not easy to study in a domestic situation. However, we can look at what we do know about dogs and wild dogs to understand how stable packs are maintained.

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