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Behaviour

  • Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety?

    Behaviour

    Anxiety, like in humans, can affect all types of dogs and it has nothing to do with how big and strong, or little and large, they might be. The problem tends to arise in puppies but can affect dogs of all ages and breeds of all kinds. Here are some ways that you can tackle…

  • Why Your Dog Steals Food

    Behaviour

    Most dog owners have, at some point, had their dog steal food from the table, the kitchen side or even from right below their nose as they sit and watch the TV. While this type of behaviour can seem harmless enough at first, there are some very real problems that can develop. If your dog…

  • Is your dog a speed eater?

    Behaviour

    Some dogs eat at such a speed that it’s as if they think their food will disappear if they don’t gobble it all up. While it may seem a harmless bad habit, in reality it can actually cause some problems for dogs and endanger their health. Here we will look at some of those problems…

  • Dog show success for Shadow

    Aggression

    Much like their owners, the emotions and feelings of our dogs can often be deep rooted and complex. At our dog behaviour therapy sessions, one of the most common reasons for attendance is dog to dog aggression. However, rather than it simply being in their nature to be aggressive towards others, we regularly find that…

  • Behavioural benefits of dog hydrotherapy

    Behaviour

    Hydrotherapy programmes have seen widespread popularity and increased participation in recent years. This has been driven largely by owners seeking the physical benefits it offers to dogs, both in recovering from injuries and the more general fitness benefits such as weight loss and cardiovascular fitness. Perhaps less well publicised are the behavioural benefits that can…

  • Why do dogs bark?

    Behaviour

    Dogs that bark are using their voice, as we use ours, to communicate or put a point across. Predominantly the main reason dogs bark is to alert their owners that someone is outside the property and this is their way of letting us know, as well as protecting our (their) home. There are different reasons…

  • How to handle dog aggression when walking on the lead

    Aggression

    Most dog owners have gone through the experience of taking their dog out for a pleasant walk on the lead and the dog being as good as gold until they encounter another person or dog, and then they go crazy. For many dog owners it can be incredibly embarrassing, especially if the other dog is…

  • Dogs and aggression towards children

    Agression

    Many dog owners become worried when they have a baby coming along that they won’t be able to have both the dog and the child, as they are worried about the safety of the child. This is not surprising. Children can be unpredictable in their behaviour, and so can our dogs. Put the two together…

  • An introduction to dog behaviour therapy

    Articles

    People seek dog behaviour therapy because their dog is doing something that they shouldn’t be, which can make dog ownership hard work and upsetting. Having a dog shouldn’t be like that. Dog behaviour therapy can improve the quality of life for both the owner and the dog. The first thing to do is figure out…