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

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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.
Clicker Training

Clicker Training

Clicker training is the fastest way to create a shared language with your dog. This technique can speed up the training time ten fold in dogs and is also one of the only ways to treat fearful or hypersensitive dogs. Dogs don’t know what you want them to do, so you...

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What is a Shared Language?

What is a Shared Language?

A dog is a dog, derived from the wolf and pariah dog world. It is not a human. Dogs have a different culture, language and perspective to our human world - a world that is very different to the drivers and motivations of their nature-based world. We shouldn’t force...

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What is a Shared Language?

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 pat it. If a...

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Clicker Training

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...

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How to help a dog with separation anxiety

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...

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How to help a dog with separation anxiety

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...

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