Tallulah (great name, isn’t it) is an adolescent Labradoodle. She lives on a farm with a lot of open space. The house itself is big and open. Apart from sleeping in a crate she has had few physical boundaries. A bit too free-range! Now Tallulah, a typical adolescent, is pushing Read more…
With the help first of the RSPCA and for the past six months in her lovely home, German Shepherd Skye has transitioned from yard dog to family house pet amazingly well. A guard dog? In fact, Skye is more friendly with humans than many German Shepherds I have worked with. Read more…
They so want to be able to carry on giving Luna freedom. This is what they want to resolve in contacting me: ‘Unreliable recall in distracting situations’. ‘Distracting situations’ are exactly when recall is most needed. Coming when she feels like it isn’t really recall at all. Luna is a Read more…
The problem seems simple enough. They want to be able to get Working Cocker Milo’s focus and attention on them when the are out. When the eight-month-old has his head under a hedge or down a hole, when he’s playing excitedly with other dogs, he goes deaf. Attention has to Read more…
Today’s online ‘Help Me Help My Dog’ behaviour consultation was about finding a way of managing prey drive safely. The more Coco gets the taste for running, hunting, after anything from an animal to a motorbike, the more she does it. How can they break this hunting pattern? They rescued Read more…
Nala ignores Come when called when she sees another dog to run up to and jump on! That’s their only problem really apart from some jumping up due to over-excitement.
Nala is an unusual-looking dog. Stunning, large and fluffy. She is a very friendly mix of Leonberger and Giant Poodle.
They have worked hard with training the two–year-old. The problem isn’t severe – yet. She has good recall mostly but she ignores Come when she’s called when they most need it. They are doing the right thing getting help before it escalates into anything more. (more…)
The young couple adopted mix breed Buddy at five months old. He is now nearly two. They were told he had Beagle in him, though it’s hard to tell.
There really is nothing wrong with the young dog that a bit of motivation and consistency won’t solve – along with some systematic training exercises to get him to pay attention to them.
Buddy goes deaf when they call him.
Not only does 9-month-old German Shepherd Max look beautiful, he has a wonderful personality. Like many teenagers he’s full of himself and this is a lot better than being the opposite –fearful. He’s confident and friendly.
Max ignores them!
Max also is a law unto himself! (more…)
Yesterday I met Max, a twenty-one-month-old German Shepherd who was very pleased to see me. It’s a treat for me to go to a friendly GSD that shows neither aggression nor fear.
With the family having a couple of teenage sons, he has no doubt been used to plenty of comings and goings, probably why he’s so well socialised.
Recent problems however are arising when he encounters other dogs on walks. (more…)