Reactive dogs leave a legacy of what they teach us

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If you have a reactive dog you probably didn’t sign up for this. You probably didn’t take them on knowing how your life would change and how hard many aspects would be. You’ve probably changed your expectations about your life … Continued

How do you measure progress in reactive dogs?

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It sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? If you asked dog owners when they start along their journey with reactive dogs what they want to achieve, it’s really simple-they just want the dog to stop barking/lunging at other dogs. … Continued

Taking a ball on your dog walk, yes or no?

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More and more, we’re noticing on our walks, that a lot of the dogs we see are ball obsessed.  Is this a new thing? I’m sure it didn’t used to be this way – or maybe it’s since the invention … Continued

Feel safe on walks with your small dog

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It seems to be more and more common that we hear about very serious dog attacks. This article is going to cover small dogs in particular being attacked and badly injured by bigger dogs. Whilst we realise that of course … Continued

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

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