AROUSAL and how to manage it

Arousal is the body’s physical and emotional response to stimuli (information) from their environment and within. An aroused dog is one that is alert and responsive. Sports dogs are trained to work in a high arousal state for optimal performance. Over the duration of an event or a series of events, a dog’s level of…

Want your dog to leave items AND return when called?

Want a dog who will listen and respond to your instructions? Our new online academy has a course to do just that! If you’ve not been able to succeed through a group training class because your dog acts like an absolute fruit loop or a frightened fido, the STREETWISE DOGS ACADEMY is just for you!…

Schools out but training is in!

It’s April 2020 and we’re in the midst of a stuffy lockdown. Luckily for us, I’ve been planning to move my courses and classes into the virtual realms for the past 6 months! Welcome to the brand spanking new, STREETWISE DOGS ACADEMY! Most of my clients have reactive dogs which meant they always missed out…

#LifeHack for busy dog owners

I don’t have time to train my dog! If that’s something you say lets reframe what it takes to train a dog Write a list of behaviours your dog does that you don’t appreciate Write a list of behaviours you’d prefer they’d do instead Now you know what to teach them refer to positive reinforcement…

Stay cool, hot dog!

Avoid heatstroke by keeping your dog to the shade, easy activities, and plenty of water to drink or bath in.  Bored? Try brain games! Give them something good to think about, while they aren’t able to prance about as usual. Any game where your dog needs to sniff and seek for treats or toys will…