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…)

Too excited, over-aroused

Too excited, arousal and raised stress levels. Some dogs and certain breeds of dogs, as we all know, are a lot more prone to being too excited than others (with many exceptions of course). I went to the sweetest pair of Jack Russells yesterday – I’ll call them Jack and Jill. Jill Read more…

Miniature Daschunds Barking

Butter wouldn’t melt! I didn’t take this beautiful photo – at no stage were the little dogs either still or quiet enough. Blaze and Rolo, three-year-old Miniature Daschund brothers, are very excitable and extreme barkers. In order to get them to stop even briefly when people visit they have had 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…