(Online consultation) Poppy is a beautiful red Cocker Spaniel puppy, age 15 weeks. Poppy barks when she is left. It distresses the young couple because she may not be happy. She barks mostly when she is left alone and feels she’s missing out. From the kitchen she can hear the Read more…
Woody and the lady would both be happier if he was more independent. He is a 7-month-old Working Cocker Spaniel, born into lockdown with the lady working from home. In my ‘early-days’ puppy parenting sessions, I suggest people build into their day regular very short separations to help their puppy Read more…
(An online consultation) As great as it sounds to have your puppy (and, later your dog) free to go where he or she likes, many first-time dog owners learn the hard way that it’s not such a good thing always. Houses today are often a lot more open-plan than in Read more…
Luna’s ‘Help Me Help My Dog’ online consultation. There is a lot happening all at once for the couple. Three days ago they adopted 5-month-old Romanian pup Luna. Their baby is due in a couple of weeks. The pregnant lady broke her knee To be able to leave Luna There 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…)
Noah suffers from separation panic whenever he’s left without human company. He’s most distressed when his young lady owner’s mother leaves him.
The whole family suffer too. Their two happy Standard Poodles are no substitute for human company.
Not only does it distress the family, it upsets the neighbour. (more…)
I have had a lovely day.
This morning I was with fifteen-week-old Cocker Spaniel, Teddy. This evening I was with Bella, a nine-week-old Cockerpoo.
Both puppies have lady owners. Each lady called me because she wants to get off to the right start with her puppy. (more…)
Soon after they fetched Barney at twelve weeks of age, they went out for a short while. They had shut him safely in his crate where he seemed happy.
They came home to a distraught and terrified puppy. Urine and faeces everywhere. They, too, were extremely upset.
Never all alone since.
As I left, they asked me whether I felt they were a good home for their young Welsh Sheepdog, Taffy.
I can’t think of a better place for the recently adopted dog – apart from living with a sheep farmer maybe. She is very lucky to be re-homed by the conscientious and caring young couple who are doing their best to understand her needs.
Taffy has landed on her feet in a very good home.
From the couple’s own point of view, however, there is a downside. The reality of what they had done soon kicked in. Instead of having a dog they can take everywhere with them, they have lost their freedom. Taffy’s restrictions have overtaken their lives. (more…)
Six months ago they had to go away. They left their easy-going young Samoyed, Rex, in the care of a dog trainer.
They came home to a terrified dog.
The don’t know what happened. Now the previously friendly dog is very reactive to people coming to the house. He panics if dogs get too close to him when out.
Most of all, he panics if his lady owner is out of sight. (more…)