Management Comes First

Their aims: for both their Cockerpoos to be calmer. I pushed in past the two barking dogs. Both young Cockerpoos were so worked up I felt one or both weren’t far short of biting me but instead, black Harry redirected his anger, fear or frustration onto young golden Eddie and Read more…

A Dog Has Feelings Much Like Us

Their dog has feelings similar to their own. When I arrived, the man had Cocker Spaniel Danny in the shower. The dog had just come back from his favourite occupation – swimming in a muddy brook. The wet dog then greeted me – confident, curious and friendly. I had been called to help an anxious Read more…

On Lookout Duty

Ralph barks at people and dogs going past his house, spending most of the day sitting on the back of the sofa by the window on lookout duty. They have deliberately left a gap in their hedge at the back of the garden which overlooks the park, so he can Read more…

Child Bitten in the Face

From the moment they can communicate, baby humans put their arms out for a cuddle or for comfort. It’s the human way of demonstrating love, possibly also something to do with us having hands and arms. I believe monkeys do the same. Hugging, cuddling and stroking isn’t, however, the natural Read more…

Reinforcing Good Behaviour

Until the lady picked her up, Lingling (left) was either hiding under the table or peering round the corner licking her lips, yawning and lifting her paw. A scared little dog. Benjie was protecting the lady. They are both very reactive to anything happening outside their home and bark madly. Read more…

Frustrated Puppy

What do normal puppies do? They toilet indoors, they have manic sessions tearing around the place, they may fly at you and nip, they chew the carpet, they bite you with their sharp little teeth, they get over-excited and they may even get cross when they are told off. What Read more…