Tag Archives: Suffolk

Think you’ve got an untrainable dog?

I ask the question about having an untrainable dog, because it surprises me how many people I meet in passing who tell me about their dog’s behaviour as though it’s just something that they have to put up with (e.g. “Daisy jumps up at all of our visitors, it’s so embarrassing, we are constantly apologising for her, but that’s just the way she is”). Or tell me about what modifications they’ve made to (more…)

Rescue Dogs and Their Needs

Yesterday I met a beautiful rescue dog called Benson, who is very lucky to have new owners who are dedicated to giving him the best life possible, and to removing his stress and anxiety. Benson came to them with concerns about being touched, and with nervousness associated with other dogs – causing him to pant excessively and bark profusely whenever he went out for a walk. Some of this behaviour¬† could (more…)

Have you got a barking dog?

Have you got a barking dog? Most dog’s will bark now and again. It can be annoying in some cases, but it is also one of the original reasons for the relationship between dogs and humans. The bark provided us with the early warning signal that we needed before we came under attack from enemy approaching, much further away than we could perceive with our human ears or eyes, so we could prepare and be (more…)

Pulling On The Lead.

Yesterday I looked out of the window to see a young man being taken for a walk by his two dogs. The word ‘waterskiing’ sprang to mind! Dogs pulling on the lead think that they are ‘leading the hunt’, which means that they think that they are in charge of your pack. If your dog pulls on the lead, no matter how relaxed or obedient it may be at other times, it is thinking that it really ought to be in (more…)