Previous Dog Syndrome

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Have you suffered from previous dog syndrome (PDS)? I certainly have and It’s common and comes in several forms. Our relationship and how we relate to our current dog is influenced by our experiences in the past. Our previous dogs … Continued

Behaviour modification – is it magic?

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No, unfortunately it’s not magic, however, if it’s done right, it can be life-changing, for you and your dog. Let’s be clear from the start, when we’re working with anxious, reactive dogs – the ‘training’ we are doing is nothing … Continued

Introducing a puppy to a multi dog household.

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I thought it might be useful to share my experience of introducing Hobson, our English setter puppy, into my multi dog household. We lost Lola, our 14 and a half year old English setter back in July 2017, so our … Continued

Enrichment activities-are we doing too much of the wrong stuff?

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I should start by saying that I do loads of enrichment, I probably own every active feeder ever designed, from the snakey ones, to the ones for really clever dogs, to the chewy and bouncy ones and I use them … Continued

Should my dog wear a harness?

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Dog Comm says yes, generally, your dog should wear a harness.  My own dogs mostly wear harnesses. My oldie whippet Gracie wears a harness and always has done since she had surgery on her neck 4 years ago. My other … Continued