Chaos with Hyperactive Dog

Jumping all over people, flying behind them around the backs of the sofa, leaping up at faces when they are standing, stealing things then destroying or eating them, tail-chasing round and round, and suckling his blanket, Staffie Marley is a loveable but exhausting, hyperactive dog. However, when they are out Read more…

Cocker is Simply Too Excitable

Ollie just kept on going! Pacing, rushing about, panting, drinking, wanting to go out, clamouring for attention, chewing……. Being excitable may be an emotion and part of a dog’s personality – but it can be a learnt behaviour too when it’s constantly reinforced. Dogs very often mirror their humans. Calm Read more…

Their Dog Bit Someone

A couple of days ago to the total horror of the young couple who own her, their dog bit someone. Their reaction was very natural but to the more enlightened completely inappropriate and can only encourage further aggression, and things now are definitely heading in the wrong direction unless the Read more…

Adolescent Flat Coated Retriever

Barney is a wonderful 7-month-old Flat Coated Retriever. His family are first-time dog owners and like many inexperienced people getting a puppy they make assumptions regarding their puppy’s needs based on their own human perceptions of what a person might need. Comparing the dog to a young child would be Read more…

Unruly Adolescent Black Labrador

I fell in love (again)! This time it was with 8-month-old black Labrador Peppa. Her increasingly demanding attention-seeking behaviour was becoming potentially dangerous for their six year old daughter. Behaviour worsens in the evening It tends to be worse in the evening – as it often seems to be with Read more…