As dog lovers we want to do what is right for our dogs, and I often get asked the question as to whether owners should get a companion for their dog – and in particular, whether getting a companion will help their dog’s behaviour. I am going to answer this question in 2 parts:
Should you get a companion for your dog?
This is a tricky question to answer, and the answer isn’t going to be the same (more…)
If you are looking for an indestructible dog bed, then you likely have a problem which is bigger than the durability of the bed. Logically speaking it makes sense:
Dog chews bed to bits, dog needs new bed. Dog is likely to chew new bed. Buying beds repeatedly is expensive, therefore buy an indestructible dog bed.
As a dog trainer, someone who regularly helps people to stop their dog from chewing, (more…)
The below is an extract from an article features in the Sunday Telegraph, print title “How to train your dog: with love” on line title “The dog training methods that leave your dog stressed”.
For owners of unruly dogs, a short yank on their lead and a stern telling-off can sometimes seem the only way of keeping their wayward pets in line. But a new study claims that such methods of making sure (more…)
It can be very distressing, having an anxious dog. Seeing the poor little mite jumping out of its skin at the smallest things. I have noticed that it’s not always obvious when a dog is anxious or why they are anxious, so…
Signs of an anxious dog
- Eyes wide and staring
- Excessive Chewing,
- Excessive barking
- Pacing around
- Very rarely settles
- Follows you around all the time
- Shaking (more…)
If you are looking for puppy classes in Southend, I’m afraid I don’t offer them. There is a reason that I don’t though, so please read on. I have been to puppy classes in Southend in the past and I spent the majority of the time cringing, because the situation was simply too stressful and overwhelming for the puppies attending. The classes I went to were extremely small, which is better, but from (more…)
If your dog is scared of loud noises the most important thing that they must know is that no-one else is concerned about the same noise. Daisy (pictured) was dog I fostered for a while who had a fear of noises. Her previous owners had shouted at her to be quiet if she barked after being startled by a noise. All Daisy learnt from this was that her owner was upset by the noise too, and it gave her even (more…)
How to go about stopping a dog from chewing will depend on the reason it is chewing, and when it is chewing. Chewing usually occurs for 2 main reasons. One is early in life, a dog will chew while it is teething, to relieve the pain and pressure on its gums. The other main reason a dog will chew is out of stress or anxiety. Chewing provides comfort, as it releases endorphins, and gives them an outlet (more…)
Through conversations and observations recently I’ve realised that not everyone is aware of the signs of a stressed dog. For me the ultimate point of dog training or being a Dog Listener is to remove the stress from the dog. Yes, we all want well behaved dogs that are enjoyable and easy to live with too, but knowing that by treating any dog using Amichien Bonding I am removing its stress, keeps me (more…)
A sponsored post on dog skin problems. Please be aware that skin and hair problems can also be caused by stress, if you have a stressed dog then you may wish to seek the help of a dog behaviourist to help your dog to become calm.
Our hair and skin are constantly bombarded by the natural elements of our ever-changing British weather, and with the stress that we go through on a daily basis; it means (more…)