Why do dogs destroy things and how to address it? My ex-foster pup Wolfie de-fluffed ALL toys within minutes... No matter how strong the stitching was, she started by systematically removing the squeaker first. Chewing and digging can be down to several reasons such as various life stages, individual preferences or boredom. Destructiveness can also … Continue reading Destructive dogs
Thinking about adopting a dog? Already rescued one? Rehoming a “second-hand” pup can be incredibly uplifting and hard work at the same time. Here are a few tips to prepare for the arrival of a new family member and address some issues that arise along the way. Giving abandoned, surrendered or abused dogs a second … Continue reading Rescuing a dog
Leash reactivity is a common issue among dogs and is one of the most frustrating problem behaviours pet parents come across. But it can get better! WHY ARE DOGS REACTIVE ON A LEASH? Most dogs are reactive because they are afraid or uncomfortable in the presence of another dog and want them to go away … Continue reading Why does my dog bark at other dogs when on a leash?
Do you have a dog that would do anything for food but once there is no food around, your requests fall on deaf ears? Here are some tips and tricks to set you up for successful training. MONEY = REWARD Would you work for free? Volunteering for a great cause can be extremely rewarding. But … Continue reading The most effective dog training aid
Good environmental enrichment strategies can help reduce undesirable behaviours such as destructiveness, excessive barking, anxiety or repetitive behaviours.
I recently asked my local pet parent community to help me with some market research on dog behaviour and training. My aim was to get to know more about dog behaviour and training needs in my local community so I created an online survey thanks to Survey Monkey and shared the questionnaire in my local … Continue reading Teenage dog problems
Is your dog a social butterfly and gets along with dogs of all sizes and temperaments off leash and on leash too? Good on you! Does your dog prefer to play fetch with you instead of wrestling with the other dogs? Great!
You’ve probably heard people saying things like “my dog is dominant”. You may have used it too to describe a situation when your dog was being “pushy”, “stubborn” or just plain “naughty”.