Nervous Dog on Walks. Work Begins at Home

The story of Indie, a nervous dog I met yesterday, is a very common one. Her behaviour illustrates my belief that reactivity due to fearfulness out on walks has roots at home too.[divider type=”white”] Concentrating solely on walks is missing a big part of the picture. Indie is generally a nervous dog. She Read more…

Settling In. Won’t Walk

Settling in somewhere so different can be overwhelming. Poor Peggy. She had only been in her loving new home for a few weeks when her behaviour began to change. This coincided with her sickening for a serious illness which they didn’t realise at the time. Having had her for such a short while they would not know Read more…

A Huge Adjustment to a New Life

From streets of Romania to vet cage with Parvo. Beautiful crossbreed Becca – with Labrador and Husky in the mix – started life as a puppy on the streets in Romania. At just a few weeks old she lost her mother and then she and her siblings caught Parvo. At just a few weeks old Read 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…