Here’s my list of the things that I think all kids need to know about dogs! How to meet new dogs It’s sometimes hard to tell from the outside if a dog is friendly or not, so if you come across a dog that’s on its own then it’s best not to try and […]Read more
It might seem I’m a little repetitive on this topic, but I can’t emphasise enough how important getting the right match of dog for you is. Many of the problems I see in clinic start with this mismatch. The start of a great relationship with a dog starts by choosing the right dog for you, […]Read more
Separation anxiety in our dogs can be very distressing for both us and our beloved dogs so here’s a few tips on how to address separation anxiety – including recognising the signs. Separation distress is a phobia of separation, causing dogs to go into a highly anxious “fight or flight” state: their pupils […]Read more
A barking dog isn’t fun for anyone; you don’t want to upset the neighbours or leave your dogs distressed – so here’s a few tips on how to help you train your dog not to bark. Why do dogs bark? Dogs bark for a variety of reasons including aggression, attention seeking, separation distress, […]Read more
What to do when you take your rescue dog home Expert animal behaviourist Mark Vette once taught three SPCA dogs – Monty, Porter and Ginny – how to drive a car to show that rescue dogs are smart dogs. In fact, he has worked closely with rescues for 40 years! Today he shares his tips […]Read more
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