Ozzy is 22 months old. He has a wonderful nature for a family pet and is friendly to people and dogs. There is one problem that effects most things in his life, and consequently the life of his family. Ozzy simply gets too excited. The smallest thing triggers excitement. Already Read more…
Extreme excitement drives all 6-month-old Golden Retriever Ellie’s unwanted behaviours. She jumps up on the young children and the couple worry that she will cause an accident. She goes crazy with excitement when she sees even a distant person or dog out on a walk. Her recall is good until……! Read more…
Their new dog intimidates their cats.
The young couple fetched the young Leonberger a week ago. Where he came from was questionable. He was a mess. Now, after baths and a session with a groomer, he is shorter-haired but stunning.
Jack’s past is a mystery to me. He’s friendly with people, he walks okay on lead and he travels well. It’s hard to believe that sometime further back in the one-year-old’s past someone’s not cherished him. (more…)
NO NO isn’t conveying to Buster what they do want of him No No is a sure route to making an already confused dog even more bewildered – and frustrated too. They picked up Beagle mix Buster from a rescue just a few days ago and though totally in love with Read more…
Polly is aggressive when people leave. I had been sitting on their sofa for a couple of hours and had slowly made friends with her. Then I stood up. The dog thought I was leaving. She changed in a flash into a snarling, barking, biting dervish. There is a lot Read more…
Stay on the floor? Why? How? Twiglet, is Twiglet! Twiglet bounces like Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout (for anyone old enough to remember). They don’t want to stop their little Border/Lakeland terrier being Twiglet, do they (what a wonderful name!). Unfortunately sometimes some people find her flying all over them Read more…
The old lady’s friend says, ‘You are 85. She’s not the right dog for you. You shouldn’t have got her’. This understandably upsets her. She loves her young dog although, despite being a very fit 85, she finds her a bit too much at times. However, the lady’s daughter lives Read more…
Five weeks ago, after a long journey from Cyprus, Bella arrived.
After a couple of days in her new life of being careful and quiet, Bella erupted into highly-charged activity.
The one-year-old has lived with her siblings from a very young age in a free-for-all dog compound. Everything she has learnt has been from other dogs. The organisation does a wonderful job, but there will inevitably have been constant stimulation.
Bella has no ‘stop button’.
I’ve just visited Jake, a delightful, friendly and clever young Cockerpoo. A real character.
What cheerful Jake lacks is self-control. They have given him basic training, but self-control is not about people controlling him or doing tricks. He’s simply not sufficiently motivated.
He eats well, so taking food from his daily quota will do.
The clever dog needs a lot of stimulation in order to receive the fulfilment his breed needs. Working Cocker mixed with Poodle. He generates his own attention and fun with his excited behaviour and demand barking. (more…)
It’s as if Willow, the over-excited one-year-old Wirehaired Vizsla, is driven by rocket fuel!
Trying to stop her being so excited
All their efforts are understandably around trying to stop Willow jumping up at people, flying all over them, grabbing feet and so on. (more…)