Team Buddy, Manchester Terrier

July 2020 Such captivating focus between these two during Buddy’s behaviour consultation this week. Being a sensitive chap who’s learnt to rely on using aggression to shoo scary people away, barking at the door or outside noises is to be expected. So we took that behaviour and stripped it down to reveal Buddy’s needs. We…

Team Gus, Husky X

July 2020 – Remote Behaviour Consult Gus is a gorgeous Husky X who arrived from Cyprus just 7 months ago. He’s learning about a whole new world and is, understandably, taking some time to adjust. His unsociable behaviour towards other dogs, lead avoidance in recall, excessive barking, dislike of men in hats, jumping up and…

Breaking the fast – dog’s breakfast

This is how I break the dog’s overnight fast. We call it a milky pot Kefir, Sheep’s yoghurt, Sardines, Berries, Chamomile flowers, Nettle, Hemp oil and any supplements/med they’re taking. It nicely disguises my lads pain meds. This early snack lines the tum and satisfies them until I make their meaty meal in a couple…

I use real food to train

If you’re wondering what I use for training treats, it’s 100% single protein, organic meat. I use JR Pet Products Pate because its kind to the gut, good for the brain and easy to cut up teeny to reinforce the behaviour I want. Occasionally I will use a kibble with high meat-low Carb ratio, or…

Team Luna, Saint Bernard

July 2020 Saint Bernard puppy Luna is part of a family with 2 young children and 2 dedicated adults. Lockdown meant puppy classes were cancelled, social events were restricted, and they’ve been left without any support in raising this fast growing, strong, extra large breed of dog. They’ve sourced some great tips from books and…

Team Willow, Golden Labrador

July 2020 – Remote Behaviour Consult This sweet faced Labrador is Willow, and she’s now having behaviour consults to resolve her human-directed aggression. As a family dog who’s clearly well loved by her humans, it’s confusing to them why she has become so distrusting of others. Willow’s behaviour has become such a challenge that walks…

Ostrich Bone for Dog Enrichment

Treated the pooches to an ostrich bone. These huge bones float, are like a honeycomb texture inside and don’t splinter so heavy chewers can happily munch to their heart’s content. Windy weather ruffles my dog up, he’s a sensitive lad. So offering him enrichment that’s a bit more heavy-duty helps him relieve that tension safely….

Tem buddy, Manchester Terrier

July 2020 This week Team Buddy’s behaviour consult set about restoring his confidence and sense of safety when inside the van while the engine is running. We broke the stressful event down into easy to achieve steps. Starting outside and away from the van, we gradually desensitised Buddy’s response to the sensations of movement and…

Team Freddie, Labrador

July 2020 – Remote Behaviour Consultation Freddie is a gorgeous yet overzealous young black Lab who used to attend my Calm the Fluff Down group class. When we first met he was so overwhelmed by all the possible outcomes within his environment that he was unmanageable. In class we worked on drawing his focus away…

Team Max, Kelpie

June 2020 This firecracker is Max, a young Kelpie who’s made the transition from a very limited and lonely outdoor lifestyle to a supportive family home. Max has understandably been toiletting indoors but a change to a low carb diet has helped him along with the toilet training. Being undersocialised in day to day activity…