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

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

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

Sarah Fisher is coming back to Dog Comm with TTouch workshop.

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We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome back Sarah Fisher to Dog Comm, with her amazing intro to TTouch workshop. Here’s just some of the comments from last year’s participants: “Accessible and fun way of teaching about how our companion animals can … Continued

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