Family Dog, Consistency is Key

The importance of consistency. I sat with the family – parents with late-teens son and daughter – and their dear little Tibetan Terrier, Archie. My first question was, as always, ‘What would you like to achieve from my help?’  The answer was for Archie to be more relaxed around other dogs Read more…

Eating Rubbish

Little Chutney, an adorable six-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, at twelve weeks of age became very ill. What was probably kennel cough quickly developed into pneumonia and he ended up in veterinary hospital and was on various drugs for a couple of months. He nearly died. Normal puppyhood was suspended. He is Read more…

Her Latest Dog is a Challenge

The lady I have just visited feels her latest dog is a challenge. Doberman Maddie’s owner has had several Dobermans but never one quite like two-year-old Maddie. I think she must have been very lucky with her previous dogs if Maddie is the worst. She is gorgeous. Although with certain issues, she Read more…

Won’t Come When Called

Sophie is a teenager. She is friendly and fearless and a perfect companion for the widowed lady apart from the two things I was called out for. The gorgeous little Lhasa Apso mix is eight months old. Where on walks she never goes far when off lead and willingly comes Read more…

Walking Two Dogs Together

Yesterday I went to two beautiful young dogs. Wilson is a three-year-old Flatcoat-German Shepherd mix and Springer-Labrador Cooper is twenty months of age. They get on great with one another. They live near open spaces and until recently the dogs ran free, seldom on lead. Circumstances have changed for their Read more…