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

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

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

Dog Comm are on the move!

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Dog Comm are on the move! from the 1st of May we’ll be at Priory Farm just outside of Redhill.  We’re incredibly excited to be moving here and having our very own space.  The field and parking are being sorted out at … 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