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Relax and Smell the Roses

Every morning on my way to work I pass a gentleman walking his dog. Actually, I pass him twice; once prior to stopping to get my morning coffee and once again afterwards. I first began noticing this dog about 6 months ago. Of course I pass many other owners and

Listen to me!

20

Nov

Listen to me!

  I’m Australian. I was born in Australia and speak English. During high school (a long, long time ago) I was taught German, so I can speak a little of that, and I was married to an Italian; so again I can speak a little of that too. But I’m

Oh No! My dog doesn’t have an off switch!

17

Nov

Oh No! My dog doesn’t have an off switch!

Recently I was informed by my neighbour that my 2-year-old spaniel was barking for an hour after I left to go to work. This came as a shock to me as my dog never barks! And what was more worrying is that I thought it was separation

Teach me to make good choices

As a society we tend to be reactive rather than proactive; we don’t put up a stop sign or a set of traffic lights until … As a trainer I see the same problem when it comes to our relationship with our dogs; we tend to notice the undesirable behaviours

My name is ?

23

Oct

My name is ?

When you call your dog’s name what happens? Does it turn its head to you without hesitation? Or do you have to repeat it? When I ask my clients this question the answer is usually that it depends on where they are. If they are at home their dog will

Doggy Dementia: A must read for every caregiver with a companion 7 years or older

20

Oct

Doggy Dementia: A must read for every caregiver with a companion 7 years or older

Cognitive dysfunction is a common medical condition in older dogs that results from abnormal brain function causing behavioural changes including disorientation, housebreaking problems, and changes in sleeping patterns and interactions with others. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 of dogs 11-12 years of age and nearly 3

Bee sting hypersensitivity in dogs

13

Oct

Bee sting hypersensitivity in dogs

 

Spring is in full swing and that means our friends the bees are in peak activity. For families with dogs known to have severe allergic reactions to bee stings this time of year can be fraught with last minute dashes to the

An Introduction to Dog Sports

01

Sep

An Introduction to Dog Sports

  Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “you should do a dog sport with your dog”? Ever wondered what it means? For years dogs have been bred to either work with or for humans. Dog sports are a great way to nurture the human/animal bond and continue to use and provide productive