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

Thinking about getting a dog? read this first!

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Seems like everyone wants a dog at the moment. It’s true, dogs are brilliant companions, lots of fun, and they get you out and about. When so many of us are working from home due to Covid, it could be … Continued

Dog Comm presents ‘Cavorting Canines’ a seminar with Amber Batson, veterinary behaviourist

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      Cavorting Canines – physical and mental effects of exercise on the dog This one day presentation with Veterinary Behaviourist Amber Batson will look at what happens inside the exercising dog both anatomically and physiologically – structure and … Continued

Introduction to Trick Training – with Joanna Mayston

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We’re thrilled to be doing two 3 hour workshops   – Introduction to Trick Training with Joanna Mayston. Jo competes at Crufts in Heel work to Music, and also competitive Obedience, and does trick training with Nimbus her handsome border … 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

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

Introducing a puppy to a multi dog household.

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I thought it might be useful to share my experience of introducing Hobson, our English setter puppy, into my multi dog household. We lost Lola, our 14 and a half year old English setter back in July 2017, so our … 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