Adolescent Flat Coated Retriever

Barney is a wonderful 7-month-old Flat Coated Retriever. His family are first-time dog owners and like many inexperienced people getting a puppy they make assumptions regarding their puppy’s needs based on their own human perceptions of what a person might need. Comparing the dog to a young child would be Read more…

Young Dalmation Settles In

10-month-old Dalmation Bella has been with them for two weeks now, and she is still learning what is wanted of her – or as is so often the case – what is not wanted of her.[divider type=”white”] Young Dalmation and new home. There are problems with trying to teach a Read more…

Unruly Two Sprocker Pups. Crated d

5-month-old Sprocker brothers Ollie and Benjie live in the kitchen, along with 10-year-old Springer Flossie. The room was crowded with a large table, a small sofa and two crates, three young children, the couple and their adult son.[divider type=”white”] Spending hours on end in their crates Because of the family’s 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…