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

Guest blog – my life with Staffordshire bull terriers – Jo-Ann Essex

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I first met Jo Ann when we were both filming for Dogs Trust with our dogs, me with Barley my lurcher and Jo Ann with Poppi her lurcher (stafford x whippet).  Jo Ann is a Stafford expert, she has bred … 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

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

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

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

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