Mental strength vs physical strength

Mental strength vs physical strength

Dogs require handlers and owners that have mental strength, probably more so than physical strength. Most of my clients are women and they are not particularly strong in the upper body, just like me, yet I am able to get them to walk their dogs on loose leads without...

The trouble with treats

The trouble with treats

There are some things that are made so much easier when we use treats, like toilet training, or recall training, teaching commands and puppy socialisation. We can still do these things without treats but they certainly do make the process a lot easier and quicker. I...

The Road to Rehabilitation

The Road to Rehabilitation

The Road to Rehabilitation A good behaviourist will not only work on training the dog and guiding the owners, they should also be there to provide support and focus along the way. It can be a roller coaster of emotions on the road to rehabilitation. Speaking from...

Should I neuter my dog?

Should I neuter my dog?

This is a question we all have to face as dog owners. It is probably one of the hardest decisions that we have to make because it is irreversible and the effects are profound whether the dog is neutered or not. For some dog owners they simply follow the advice of...

To tug or not to tug?

To tug or not to tug?

Many dog owners choose to play games of tug with their dogs, believing that it is a healthy, fun game of play which creates a strong bond between dog and owner, but there are deeper messages being given that aren’t always good for the dog’s overall well being. I saw a...

Buddy’s Blog

Buddy’s Blog

Here is Buddy’s story from rescue to rehome. My name is Buddy, I am a 5 year old male Doberman. I was used as a stud dog in Exeter for a couple of years and during that time I wasn’t looked after properly. I am sensitive and timid, and so my time in the kennels really...