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The Counting Game

The Counting Game

The Counting Game This game has so many uses. Our favourite is when you use it to check if your dog is ready to engage with you. How often do you find yourself using your dog’s name to try to get their attention and nothing happens? How many times do you think you are...
Busy Brain, Body Pain?

Busy Brain, Body Pain?

Teenage Growing Pains . . . Busy Brain, Body Pain? I,The wonderful Sarah Fisher said a phrase to me at the Dog Detective weekend workshop Merry and I attended with our dogs Lupin and Rudolph. “Busy Brain, Body Pain?” This really sparked a fire in me, I couldn’t stop...
Proofing Behaviours

Proofing Behaviours

Proofing Behaviours We talk about this a lot within classes and 1-2-1 consultations. Most people’s first thing they teach their dog is a sit, closely followed by a down or a paw, depending on your preference. Some go on to teach more tricks others focus on Recall and...
Dog Daycare and Sleep

Dog Daycare and Sleep

Dog Daycare and Sleep As an adult dog needs around 14-16 hours of sleep a day and being polyphasic sleepers (they do not sleep all the way through the night) they need plenty of opportunities to rest throughout the day. When I see dogs for behavioural issues, it is...
Fireworks Season

Fireworks Season

Fireworks Season With Halloween and Bonfire Night fast approaching many dog owners will be dreading the forthcoming few months. Having seen first hand how terrified many dogs are of Fireworks, I have put together some top tips for helping your canine companion not...