Fundamental “Do’s & Don’ts” for Toilet Training Your Dog

August 10th, 2015

Signs Your Dog ‘Needs To Go’! How do know if your dog needs the toilet?   Understanding and reading your dog is crucial when toilet training your dog. Do you see them wander to the door, pace, sniff around on the floor, circle, pause on the spot? If you don’t recognise the signs when a dog… 1

Stop Your Dog Pulling on the Lead in 3 Easy Steps

July 28th, 2015

Does your dog take you for a walk or run? A dog pulling on the lead can be stressful. We want a ‘slack’ lead when we are out for a walk which is enjoyable for everyone! If your dog is a big goofy 70kg baby, it can be difficult to control if your dog is pulling on the… 1

Stop Your Dog Digging and Reclaim Your Back Yard!

June 14th, 2015

Let’s face it, dogs love to dig. The joy on their face doesn’t always mirror the horror on ours! Do you come home to find your garden or back yard has been ‘landscaped’ by your dog? Dirt everywhere? Muddy Pawprints lead you right to the suspect! A dog digging can be extremely annoying but there… 1

Toilet Train Your Dog Using 3 Simple Steps

April 22nd, 2015

Toilet training usually occurs during puppyhood, however some puppies and adult dogs have never been toilet trained. It breaks my heart that so many people end up banishing their dog to the back yard because every time they come inside they pee! If you have (or want) an inside dog, then it is important to… 1

How To Deal With Your Dog Biting and Nipping!

March 25th, 2015

A dog biting and nipping is not an uncommon behaviour during puppyhood. This behaviour can continue into adulthood if it is not ‘nipped’ in the bud from an early age.   It is also important to understand the difference between a ‘bite’ and a ‘nip’. Puppies learn important lessons during play with each other. Have you ever… 1

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Stop Your Dog Barking

March 3rd, 2015

A dog barking is perfectly normal behaviour, but excessive and annoying barking will become a problem. You can train your dog out of excessive barking and stop your dog barking but don’t expect it to happen immediately. It will take time and patience with consistent training and the right techniques. Firstly, you need to establish what… 1

Is Your Dog Barking Driving You Mad?

February 24th, 2015

  Let’s face it, dogs bark! It’s their way of communicating, but excessive dog barking becomes a nuisance for not only your neighbours but stressful for the whole family. Before you start managing a dog barking problem, it’s very important to identify the cause of excessive barking and your dog’s motivation or trigger as barking… 1

Dogs with Separation Anxiety – The 3 biggest mistakes!

December 27th, 2014

Recognising the signs for Dogs with Separation Anxiety Some dog owners don’t even realise their dog is suffering from separation anxiety and instead just think their pooch is badly behaved.   Wrong! Dogs with separation anxiety is a real condition, which causes your dog immense distress. If you have identified the signs and symptoms in your… 1

Is Your Dog Whining or Crying For No Reason?

November 14th, 2014

Is the sound of your dogs’ whining or crying breaking your heart? Does your dog whine or cry for no reason? Are you worried there is something wrong with your beloved pooch? Before you get mad at him there are a number of reasons your dog will cry or whine. Firstly, let’s look at the… 1

How to alleviate dog separation anxiety

November 6th, 2014

  Dogs are very social animals and live in family’s known as a “Pack”. A Pack consists of a structure. Dogs respect, follow and value this structure. The Pack leader sets the rules, boundaries and limitations for the pack. All dogs are born with this understanding of leadership. Understanding this pack behaviour is the key… 1