Why do dogs growl and what to do if they do

Why do dogs growl? Firstly, lets look at why they growl. A dog growls as a way to communicate they are not happy with something. This could be that someone is invading their space, they could be worried that you are going to steal something that they have or perhaps the area you are touchingContinue reading “Why do dogs growl and what to do if they do”

Dog Training Myth Busting!

If I comfort my puppy when they cry, I will make them feel more scared. You cannot reinforce fear! If your puppy is scared, comforting and reassuring them will not make them more scared. Imagine you have a fear of heights and you have to walk along a rickety bridge hundreds of feet high, youContinue reading “Dog Training Myth Busting!”

Teaching my dog it is safe to be home alone

Dogs need to be taught that it is safe to be left at home on their own. It is not something they automatically know, and some dogs struggle more than others. There are various signs that your dog is struggling when home on their own. The following list is not conclusive, but if your dogContinue reading “Teaching my dog it is safe to be home alone”

How to stop my puppy crying at night

I hear this question ALOT, and unfortunately there are still people out there who recommend letting your puppy “cry it out”. Not only is this really hard on us (and our neighbours), but it can also be incredibly detrimental to our puppies. So… what’s the solution I hear you ask? Well firstly, lets look atContinue reading “How to stop my puppy crying at night”

Why Dog Training (part 2)

In my last blog I wrote about my first experience of de-sensitization. Those of you who read this blog will know that this was with a cat! I know you all came here expecting to hear about dogs, so today I will tell you about my first dog, Matilda (AKA Tilly). Tilly, her mum andContinue reading “Why Dog Training (part 2)”

Why Dog Training? (part 1)

Hi, I’m Amy. I have been interested in animals for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I wanted to be a vet, followed by kennel owner, followed by vet nurse, followed by pet shop owner… well you get the picture! I never knew exactly what it was I wanted to do, but IContinue reading “Why Dog Training? (part 1)”