Due to Corona virus, no more home visits for now. Why not take advantage of restricted movement and extra time by helping your dog? Take a look at my Zoom Distance Behaviour Help, available anywhere in the world. Polly is aggressive when people leave. I had been sitting on their Read more…
Harvey barks outside in the garden.
Like many people, they have felt it kindest to allow their gorgeous one-year-old Cockerpoo Harvey free access to the garden via a permanently open dog flap. He may need to toilet.
Unwittingly given the role of guard duty
However, Harvey’s use of the dog flap has been to charge out looking for trouble.
Then he barks at any sound he hears.
Ten months of age, Gonzo goes to gun dog training classes. His lady owners work hard on his training every day. They are very diligent.
Before work, the day begins with some fun play and then a training session. When they take him out for a walk, they treat it as a training opportunity.
They have done such a brilliant job with their Labrador-Cocker Spaniel’s training. They did all the right things when he was a puppy to make him bomb-proof and socialised. They do their very best by him in every way they know.
The couple work all day but wouldn’t have taken him on without making excellent provision for him. Even so, they feel guilty at leaving him. A dog walker picks him up for two hour-long walks each day where he gets to run with a couple of other dogs. (more…)
I have just met another Henry – a Miniature Schnauzer age two. He is quite unusual to look at, being brown and with a poodle-like curly coat. Cute! Henry was barking behind a door when I arrived. Let out after I had sat down, he came charging up to me, barking Read more…
They have had two-year-old Springer Spaniel Ben for one week now. He is a beauty; polite and friendly.
I sensed that some of his quietness is due to being a bit careful and still finding his feet. Ben may well be a bit different when he has properly settled in.
He could become more confident which may well work in their favour where his explosion into barking and lunging when getting too close to another dog is concerned. (more…)
I walked in the door to be met with frantic barking.
Brave Luna, with frantic barking, came right up to me. Her sister backed her up but with less enthusiasm.
Luna and Bear are same-sex siblings. They are two-year-old Cavapoo Collies. What a mix! They were a bit smaller than I expected.
Walks are a nightmare due to the dogs’ reactivity to everything, their frantic barking and pulling. Consequently, the family don’t walk them regularly.
Their frantic barking at every sound when at home is annoying the neighbours. The lady has tried all sorts of things to stop the barking, some not pleasant for the dogs. None worked. (more…)
Bobby barks with excitement.
Gorgeous little Bobby barks with excitement and he barks for attention.
It also will have been because I frequently broke off to do things with him – little training games and a bit of clicker work. He had no need to bark to get attention.
The eleven-month-old Cockerpoo was adopted by my clients five days ago. I am helping to make sure he settles in well and they start as they mean to go on. Mostly it has been general tips but they have one main problem.
Baloo is born to guard. His entire life centres around guarding his family. He’s ‘on duty’ all the time.
I sat down at the kitchen table and they opened the door. The most enormous dog charged towards me giving a giant rumbling WOOF.
He stopped short of me (fortunately!). He’s a lot bigger than he looks here – they say he weighs about 11 stone. (more…)
I rang the doorbell bell. Betty barked – as most dogs do. I sat down, she barked at me. She continued to be vocal on and off for most of the time I was there.
At first I thought she wanted to chase me away, but it soon became apparent that she was excited by my presence in a friendly sort of away. They seldom have callers and to Betty I was therefore a major event. If I touched her she went quiet but then would bark at me for more when I stopped.
Betty is an extremely vocal little dog.
I couldn’t however get on with my job and pet her all the time. By doing so I was merely reinforcing here for being loudly vocal. If we had put her in another room she would have continued to bark and I didn’t want her even more stressed. (more…)