Scared of the Stairs

Until one week ago, four-year-old Lily lived in a house that had carpet wall to wall and a gate at the bottom of the stairs. Now circumstances have meant she’s had to move in with the gentleman who has her brother, Sox. He lives in a town house with the Read more…

Nervous or Friendly Exuberance?

Could she be nervous? Because a dog jumps all over you when you arrive, grabs and mouths you and excitedly runs around panting and carrying toys, I don’t believe it is necessarily simply a display of friendliness. Pale Labrador Daisy was certainly not unfriendly, but all this hyperactivity when I Read more…

Jumping Golden Labrador

Thirty-five years ago, long before I had even heard of dog training let alone behaviour work, I had a large and boisterous Golden Labrador called Paddy. He was wonderful with my children but a devil for jumping up. 18-month old Dotty, the dog I went to see last night, reminded Read more…