Preventing separation anxiety when you work from home

“I work from home, how can I teach my puppy to be comfortable left on their own? “ Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many people struggle with this one! It can feel impossible to teach your puppy to feel safe when they are home alone when you are always there with them. I have someContinue reading “Preventing separation anxiety when you work from home”

Crate Training – the do’s, the don’ts and some myth busting

Crate training has become a bit of a controversial subject amongst the doggy community. Some love it, some hate it and some just can’t decide. Well, like all things there is no right or wrong answer. It is very dependent on the individual dog, how it has been introduced and how long the dog isContinue reading “Crate Training – the do’s, the don’ts and some myth busting”

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!”

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)”