Mark Vette – Internationally renowned Animal Behaviourist, Educator, Author and TV personality


I’ll be posting some of my tips and tricks here to help you deal with some common problems you and your dog might be faced with.

Dogs on furniture

SHOULD YOU LET YOUR DOG ON THE BED OR COUCH? A while back, I did a poll on how many of you let your pets sleep in or on your bed (and apparently there is a BIG distinction for some people between “in” and “on”).  Perhaps not that surprising from a dog loving community...

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Training Treats

  TRAINING TREATS Which Training Treats to Use and When  Using the right training treats can have a huge impact on how successful you are with your dog training. And it’s not always best to use the same treats in every situation, either! We are often asked which...

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Social Facilitation

SOCIAL FACILITATION  How another dog can help train your dog for you! Did you know that you can use a calm, confident and well-behaved dog to help train your own dog? It’s called social facilitation and is brilliant for training puppies as well as treating older dogs...

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Treating Hyperactivity

Treating Hyperactivity Overview In my next few posts I’ll address how to work through specific behaviour issues related to hyperactivity such as lead pulling and jumping up, but for this post I’ll just go through a few general recommendations for training when working...

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Joining Up

What is Joining Up? Joining up is one of my signature training techniques that cultivates a strong bond between you and your dog, and gets your dog more focused and attuned to you. When your dog is well connected and joined up to you, your dog stays close to you and...

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What to do if an aggressive dog approaches your dog

WHAT TO DO WHEN AN AGGRESSIVE DOG APPROACHES YOUR DOG In this post I’m delving into what you can do to minimise the risk of an attack or fight occurring if an aggressive dog approaches your dog. If you can see a dog approaching you and your dog and you’re not sure of...

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