6-month old Cocker Spaniel Molly is a barker. Helping Molly’s humans with an online consultation. Even though a Show Cocker, like many Working Cockers Molly is easily excited and also very alert. She’s also a little fearful of some things. Molly barks at sounds she hears, she barks at their Read more…
Jack is on the left, Ozzy on the right There is only one problem with the two adorable miniature poodles – too much barking. Jack in particular goes into a barking frenzy when he hears or sees anything outside the house. Rarely in the course of my job with owners Read more…
Feeling insecure is at the root of little Jasper’s problems.
Outside, he barks and lunges at other dogs, rearing up on his hind legs with all his tiny weight.
When left alone, he cries and barks. It has got so bad the lady, who lives in a flat, even wondered whether she could keep him.
She has had the dear little Yorkie for six months now. His first owner had died, he ended up in a pound and then he spent time in a rescue before coming to the lovely home he now has. It’s little wonder he feels insecure. (more…)
Harvey barks outside in the garden.
Like many people, they have felt it kindest to allow their gorgeous one-year-old Cockerpoo Harvey free access to the garden via a permanently open dog flap. He may need to toilet.
Unwittingly given the role of guard duty
However, Harvey’s use of the dog flap has been to charge out looking for trouble.
Then he barks at any sound he hears.
Rusti is a tiny 13-month-old Miniature Daschund. She is wary of people. Too often an approaching person means a large hand over her head.
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A looming person. A large hand.
Ten months of age, Gonzo goes to gun dog training classes. His lady owners work hard on his training every day. They are very diligent.
Before work, the day begins with some fun play and then a training session. When they take him out for a walk, they treat it as a training opportunity.
They have done such a brilliant job with their Labrador-Cocker Spaniel’s training. They did all the right things when he was a puppy to make him bomb-proof and socialised. They do their very best by him in every way they know.
The couple work all day but wouldn’t have taken him on without making excellent provision for him. Even so, they feel guilty at leaving him. A dog walker picks him up for two hour-long walks each day where he gets to run with a couple of other dogs. (more…)
At six months old, Daisy came over from Eastern Europe. She lived with a someone nearby before the lady took her in three months ago.
Daisy is now one year of age – a beautiful mix of many breeds.
She is polite, friendly and absolutely lovely – a real tribute to the lady who has worked hard. She can be taken anywhere.
Apart from one problem. Barking in the car.
She barks so much in the car that the lady has to wear earplugs! (more…)
I love happy endings so I have brought this story of three years ago to the front. Robbie’s hackles rise and he barks at people. People often don’t see things from their dog’s point of view until it’s pointed out. There seems no alternative but to keep walking towards the thing the dog Read more…
I have just met another Henry – a Miniature Schnauzer age two. He is quite unusual to look at, being brown and with a poodle-like curly coat. Cute! Henry was barking behind a door when I arrived. Let out after I had sat down, he came charging up to me, barking Read more…
Harley is a two-year-old German Shepherd who lives with an adult family and four cats.
People coming to the house – and their cats
Before I came I knew that they wanted Harley to be better with people coming to the house and not to go mental when she saw their cats. They find they can’t ask people round.
I was expecting the young German Shepherd, as often happens, to bark at me so much that we couldn’t talk! What a nice surprise to find her shy rather than territorial or aggressive. (more…)