Lack of Confidence. Fear of People, No Touching or Eye Contact.

It’s not surprising that two-year-old Moose suffers from lack of confidence around people. Considering his background as a puppy born on the streets of Romania, he’s doing great. They didn’t have him until he was sixteen weeks old.

No socialisation will have taken place during the crucial early weeks and what encounters he did have with people were very likely scary ones and now hard-wired into his brain.

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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…

Context. Why It’s So Important

Seeing things clearly and objectively in context can be hard from the inside. This consultation has lead me somewhat away from a story about the beautiful dog herself and down another path. The young Staffie – isn’t she a poppet – and her young owners with their new baby have been doing brilliantly. Just Read more…