The Truth About Cats & Dogs

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting event for humans, but for cats it can seem as if their world has just been torn apart. Even if your cat has been used to living with a dog, the new puppy is nothing like their old, established friend, and can seriously disrupt the household order.…

Continue Reading →

Keep it simple, Savvy?

Dog training and behaviour is a fascinating and complex subject, constantly combining both science and ‘art’. A good trainer learns to use both knowledge and instinct, and should be proud of the fact. However, even when presented with the most ingrained and difficult behaviour problems, sometimes the simplest interventions can have the greatest impact. The…

Continue Reading →

The Ten Commandments With a New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is an exciting event. There he is, all full of hope and promise. And there you stand, all omnipotent, thinking just how important it will be to teach him right from wrong. Well, I have news for you – it’s not the dog that needs to learn the rules – it’s…

Continue Reading →

Second Dog Rules

Second Dog Rules

Your dog is now an adult, and he’s turned out to be the perfect pet. He’s sociable, well mannered and you love him to bits – so much so that you want more of the same! However, before you ring the breeder and book a mini version of your beloved, consider the promises that you…

Continue Reading →

The best things I ever trained my dog to do

It’s ironic. You spend hours and hours training your dog to do some highly complex and impressive trick, but your friends are most impressed with the basic thing that you taught them to do in a spare five minutes! I should know. Some of the things that I have trained my pets to do are…

Continue Reading →

Dog-to-Dog Aggression – A Starting Point

Despite the fact that human beings argue with other human beings almost every day, we somehow expect our dogs to be friendly with every other dog they meet. Quite clearly, dogs are a social species, but just like us, they can find some other dogs overwhelming, irritating or downright objectionable! However, the fact that dogs…

Continue Reading →

Choosing The Right Dog For Your Home

Judge the dog on behaviour, not looks – after all, appearances can be deceptive They say you should never judge another man’s journey until you have taken steps in his shoes – and perhaps the same applies to dogs! It can be so tempting to watch in awe as the Crufts winner takes to the…

Continue Reading →

Puppy Or Rescue?

There are hosts of books, articles and internet sites giving advice on which breed to choose and which puppy to pick. However, rarely does the puppy versus rescue dog debate get an airing. As the owner of both – I have had pedigree dogs who came to me from excellent breeders at the age of…

Continue Reading →

Page 3 of 3