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…

Molly Barks.

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…

Exorcising the Garden.

An Online Behaviour Consultation Jerry is an eight-year-old rescue Lurcher with various health problems including arthritis and laryngeal paralysis. He is on painkillers and regularly sees the vet. Temperamentally he is usually a confident dog, unlike the lady’s other dog Zac – another Lurcher. Two weeks ago, in the evening Read more…

Barking in the car. The lady wears earplugs.

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.

barking in the car

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…)

Scared Barking. Fearful. Barks Constantly on Walks

I heard scared barking as I knocked on the door.

too much scared barking

Sid is gorgeous and I was expecting a Cavapoo. I don’t believe he is a Cavapoo though. The scared barking came from a dog looking more like a newly trimmed Cockerpoo.

There is definitely something fishy about his start in life, where they got him from at eleven weeks and the fact he was already incubating kennel cough.

The ‘breeder’ wouldn’t give her address until they were on the road. When they got there Sid was handed over to them straight away. There was a small Cavalier KC that they said was Sid’s father and a small black poodle that they said was his mother. No other dogs.

My suspicion is that this smart house was a front and very likely Sid had been shipped there from somewhere else. (more…)

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