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

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

What have I done?

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OMG what have I done?! This is how everyone feels the first few days after they get a new dog. Rescue dog, puppy, we all feel the same. Some people might not say it, but it’s never plain sailing. Life … Continued

First impressions

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If you’re a new client of ours, or you’re waiting to see us, or perhaps you’re thinking of coming to see us, this might be a useful read. Our consults for dogs with issues around other dogs or people are … Continued

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey

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If you’re an owner of a reactive or anxious dog you probably worry about the kind of life your dog will have. You may feel like you aren’t doing enough or worry that your dog is missing out on having … Continued

Don’t ignore the small stuff (or you might miss the bigger picture)

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My husband came home from a walk at the crack of dawn  this week and told me he was never letting Sylvi (18 month old terrible teen Inuit) offlead again. Apparently she’d lost all recall despite there being zero distractions … Continued

Why we don’t do residential training…

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Why we don’t do residential training at Dog Comm. I’ve been asked dozens of times if I would take a nervous, shy or anxious dog into my home with my 5 well adjusted dogs. People think it will be good … Continued

Amber Batson seminar, Sept 5th 2017 ‘To vet or not to vet – that is the question’

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Amber Batson Seminar on Tuesday 5th September 2017 Held at Dog Communication, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EJ £70 per person Dog Communication are thrilled to host Vet and behaviourist Amber Batson for a presentation for dog owners on recognising ill health … Continued