Boisterous pup, patient older dog and Christmas

The lady has a 12-year-old black Labrador, Ginny. Her son, who doesn’t live with her, recently got himself a boisterous black Labrador puppy. Bobby is now a very large five months old.

boisterous pupThe lady has a quiet life with elderly Ginny – that is until the son drops boisterous Bobby off! This may happen a couple of times a week.

As soon as he arrives there is bedlam. (more…)

Gun dog. Easing off the training, giving him choices.

Gun dog Black Lab Bentley is extremely well-behaved and polite, an absolute delight.

The young dog seems, however, careful. He follows anyone who gets up to walk about, looking worried. He can be jumpy. 

Gun dog training

gun dogHis young lady owner is very conscientious indeed. She is keen to make a good gun dog out of him and is very disciplined with the training. Each family member helps her by walking him and they are well-trained too – very keen to help. All walks include training sessions.

The girl voiced concern that if she follows my behaviour route, Bentley’s training may go downhill.  I suspect that easing right back on the gun dog training and giving Bentley more choice will instead enhance their training sessions.

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Tension on Lead Can Result in Pulling.

A short story about two nine-month-old Labrador sisters. They are bouncy, enthusiastic and friendly, perfect given their breed and their age.

Tension off leads for happy walksThe main problems are jumping up at people and pulling on lead. Walks are causing the gentleman considerable stress. For reasons not relevant here, he only took over walking them a week or so ago. (more…)

Second Fear Period Maybe

Second fear period and bad timing could be involved. The couple have two beautiful Labradors – black William and golden Sam. They can’t understand how the two dogs have turned out so differently when they both came from the same breeder. They say they have treated them both the same. Read more…

Introducing a New Puppy

Introducing a New Puppy. They were shocked when the older dog growled. They are very concerned because Fen growled at the new puppy. I look at this very differently. Hooray for the older dog growling! The thirteen-week-old pug puppy is let free in the room, in Labrador Fen’s room, and gets 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…