Written by Naomi White People seem to be dangerously unaware of dog-dog interactions and what their dogs are actually trying to communicate. Having an understanding of your dogs’ body language, behaviour and social needs will enable you to avoid potentially dangerous or negative situations. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to consider these things … Continue reading ‘He Just Wants to Play…!’
Written by Naomi White Doggy day care is a big thing these days, it has become a central part of many of our dogs’ lives. We use it as a way to ‘socialise’ our dogs and give them an opportunity to hang out with ‘doggy’ friends while we’re at work or too busy to be … Continue reading Day Care, Don’t Care?
Written by Naomi White If someone told you not to walk your dog every day, how would you feel? Shocked? Horrified? Outraged? Relieved? Maybe you’d laugh or gasp in shock … There is this idea that dogs need to be walked, and a dog can only live a happy life if it’s walked enough. The … Continue reading Don’t Walk the Dog!
Written by Naomi White We tend to assume that we have some sort of right to just take things away from our dogs without any issue. That bone you gave him 10minutes ago? Now you want it back, and since you gave it to him, why shouldn’t you take it back? When the dog is … Continue reading That’s Mine!
Written by Naomi White Let’s talk about consent… it’s a big topic in humans but have you ever thought about how it applies to your dog? Just imagine a random stranger approaching your child on the street, fussing over them, offering them sweets or touching their hair, you would be horrified and most likely report … Continue reading Can I Say Hello?
Written by Naomi White I never trust dogs who I don’t know, I see every dog I meet as a potentially dangerous situation, maybe that’s an unhealthy approach but I’ve met enough to know you can’t trust people to keep their dogs under-control. The majority of people I meet seem to have no concept of … Continue reading Let’s Go … Walk Away
Written by Naomi White How can we create the right balance of arousal? At an optimum level of arousal your dog should be responsive to cues and able to make good choices without any conflicting emotions. Maintaining an optimum level of arousal continuously is impossible so it’s also important to teach dogs to think through … Continue reading Maintaining a Balance
The Role of Arousal in Dog Behaviour and Training Written by Naomi White Do you ever find some days your dog just seems a bit more wired? Maybe he seems stressed, unsettled, easily excited, or maybe he suddenly starts barking at something he wouldn’t normally care about? When doing any form of training or behaviour … Continue reading Reaching Breaking Point