Here you will find an extensive library of “real life” case stories of dogs I have helped.
You can search all posts for specific words and this will bring up a list of stories containing the word (for example “aggression”), or you can browse from specific categories, or just browse the archive.
I hope you find the stories useful.
Barley is a 15-month-old Cocker Spaniel. He’s a friendly, loving dog much of the time. There are two behaviours, maybe three, that are probably variations of the same thing. Distance guarding of an item This is the first: The lady described how he has left an item within his sight
Four the past four weeks, 6-year-old Black Labrador Jemima has lived in her new home. She lives with three other rehomed Labradors. All four are female and they all get on famously. An elderly lady adopted her a few years ago. She had been brought over from Ireland in a
Show Cocker Ralph is generally very friendly – but not with children. He was fine as a young puppy but very likely a child had in some way scared him during a sensitive fear period. The family doesn’t have any children so he has been unable to build any positive
Super friendly little Miniature Schnauzer Alfie just loves people. Not other dogs. Sometimes he ignores dogs. Other times goes nuts at a distant dog the other side of the park. He shrieks and screams. Much of Alfie’s day is spent at the window barking at passing dogs. He barks Go
It’s all about the build-up. Cocker Spaniel Mackie is three years old. He is lively, excitable and friendly. The couple have their two adult daughters living nearby. One has a toddler and the other a baby. Their problem is that Mackie becomes frantically excited when family calls. Excitement builds up
This is quite a straightforward separation case. Two-year-old Fox Terrier Rufus panics when he’s left all by himself. He came from the breeder to live with the young lady at about eight months of age. Until then he always had the company of other dogs. He’s never been all by