Turning heads in Dog Communication

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  Dog communication is often very subtle but sometimes it’s glaringly obvious too!  We spend most of our waking hours observing dogs interacting and we still learn something new almost every day. Most communication between dogs is about trying to … Continued

The Trials and Tribulations of a Teenage Dog

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I’m living with my second adolescent puppy in two years and I’m filled with empathy for our clients as puppies of this age are really hard work! The toilet training and bitey stage seems a piece of cake compared with … Continued

Suddenly spooked- Secondary fear phase in adolescent dogs

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If you have a puppy anywhere from around 6 months old to 18 months (and more!) and they suddenly spook at anything at all you will often be told by your doggy friends, with a knowing nod, ‘oh, that’ll be … Continued

Why we won’t use aversives to treat your dog’s aggressive behaviours

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At Dog Comm we work with lots of dogs with aggression issues, 500+ dogs in the last 5 years and most of these dogs bark and lunge at or would bite people or other dogs (sometimes people AND dogs if … Continued