Angry and frustrated. Maybe scared. Battling BOAS

easily becomes angryBuddy’s angry behaviour has escalated in the last few weeks.

The ten-month-old French Bulldog snorts and gasps. His common Frenchie breathing problem (Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome – BOAS) must make normal life a constant struggle.

If he were an adolescent human struggling to breathe, Buddy could well have a very short fuse, ready to hit out, angry at the smallest thing. (more…)

Frustration, Arousal and Losing his Temper

Henry is a Miniature Bull Terrier. One source describes the breed as ‘Playful, Even Tempered, Energetic, Stubborn, Courageous, Loving’. Energetic, loving and courageous Henry certainly is. Even-tempered he’s not. He is very quickly aroused whereupon he then becomes demanding. Anything that works him up starts him off barking or pestering for attention. Not getting the Read more…

Dog Won’t Get Into the Car

Rosie swings between being totally relaxed and happy to being a somewhat mixed-up character. The seven-year-old Springer Labrador cross’ problems have been coming to a head over her reluctance to get into the lady’s car. Interestingly she is okay getting into the man’s car and the daughter’s, but she won’t Read more…