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.

9 Things all kids should know about dogs

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 […]

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What dog breed should I get?

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, […]

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How to help a dog with separation anxiety

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 […]

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How to stop your dog from barking

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, […]

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Bringing home a rescue dog

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 […]

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