Your dog needs a coat! Here’s why…

Last year I wrote for the educational organisation Canine Principles about dogs needing coats. It’s about time I shared it with you. Read on my friends.   Jack Frost is here! When I opened the curtains this morning to see a crystalline sheet of frost cast across the garden, I got wrapped up in my…

Force-free and effective

It’s no secret, games, praise, food, toys and clear signals are my chosen tools of the trade. Training methods that are rewarding and force-free have been proven to produce much more effective and sustainable results that ‘traditional’ forceful training techniques. By infusing modern science with compassion we can achieve the best outcome for both dog…

Emergency Exit for Reactive Dogs

When handling large animals we can’t just expect to easily drag them away from danger, sometimes it’s impossible. The key to the Emergency Exit technique I developed through my work with strong dogs and horses, is to allow the animals forward motion to be the momentum for our exit.

My dog, don’t eat so fast!

Does your dog wolf their food down? Or maybe they’re fussy or feel intimidated by a big bowl of food? Here’s an easy way to make meal times mentally stimulating, while slowing down their pace to enable better digestion. If you think making your dogs mealtime more exciting isn’t important, then imagine if you will…

Safe with your trainer

As a dog guardian you have the right to know about the methods your dog trainer plans to use. And this trainer should be approachable enough for you to feel confident in saying “great!” or “not on my dog!”. If you feel uncomfortable with the methods then it’s likely your dog does too. Modern dog…

Don’t burn those tootsies

Walkies time… but wait, is it safe? ☀️☀️☀️ Our concrete pavements hold the heat which can easily burn and blister our dogs feet. Take the test! If it super hot, choose a shady walk or play indoor games until the sun is low down the ground is safe to walk on. Keep cool 😎   http://www.streetwisedogs.com

I let my dog down

While trudging through the snow yesterday, my dog Chester stepped in some grit. I thought he’d be OK… how wrong was I!