A scary world – and the cat!

(An online consultation – Ripley and the cat) Ripley is now five months old. Her mother was a Romanian street dog that was rescued just before her puppies were born. Undoubtedly, after generations of self-preservation, there will be wariness in Ripley’s genes. Ripley growls, barks and lunges From the time Read more…

He Feels Insecure

An online Help Me Help My Dog consultation Cockerpoo Bobby is a soft, loving, friendly little dog. Bobby feels insecure. Why? Because of Bobby’s reactions to anyone approaching either his house or himself, I believe he feels insecure. Another thing that points towards insecurity is that he has to have. Read more…

Insecure. Feels Vulnerable when Left alone and Encountering Dogs.

insecure when left aloneFeeling 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…)

Desensitising or Flooding?

Is it desensitising or is it over-exposure? Ellie, her siblings and other Tibetan Terriers were picked up from a breeder in a dreadful state of neglect, with matted fur and no socialisation. They had no exposure to life outside the shed where they were kept. Lucky Ellie was re-homed to my clients three Read more…

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