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Jasper – The dog that waited

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- During my interview tour of the National Animal Welfare Trust I saw Jasper for the first time. He was pressed up against the bars, his eyes pulling me in to give him a tickle and a scratch. His unique colour, markings and his piercing eyes... Read full article
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Dogs and Moving House

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- Moving house is stressful for most people, there are boxes everywhere, nothing is where it should be and you’re in and out like a yoyo. Now think of this scenario from you dogs perspective, we can’t tell them what is going on, so how... Read full article
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Lacking motivation to train?

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- It can be daunting and unmotivating having a difficult dog or one that you are struggling to train.TAKE A DEEP BREATHE and do some planning.What behaviour are you trying to change? How will you achieve this? Do you have the resources and... Read full article
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Love and Patience - A Success Story! Dan Seamo

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- A dog can be an amazing companion, a loyal friend and can mould a family together. But what about the dogs that aren't this fortunate and are forgotten about? During my time volunteering at a rescue centre I came across this gorgeous eight... Read full article
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Building confidence by making decisions - Aimee Rendell

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- Some of our Dogs anxieties can be made worse by our reactions, helping them with decision making can lessen the problem. Although being the leader doesn’t mean being dominant, as the dominance theory has actually been debunked! But you... Read full article
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The What, Where and When of rewards

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- The use of rewards in dog training is becoming increasingly popular as an effective way of encouraging desired behaviours. However, subtle differences in what you use as a reward, where and when you reward them, can all change depending on... Read full article
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Let dogs be dogs

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- Gone is the time when if a dog growled or snapped at you, you were told to leave it be. Now comes the era of blame. Dogs being deemed as out of control when in fact all they are doing is behaving like dogs. Why has this come about? It... Read full article
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When is it OK to say: "its OK my dog is friendly"

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- Words of horror for some people and a useful statement for others. Is it ever OK to say "It's OK my dog is friendly"? There are so many memes and articles about uneducated dog owners using this phrase. I completely agree that it should... Read full article
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Buying a Puppy

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- Dog owners are the only ones that can push for breeders to get better, if you do not buy the puppies that do not match the criteria then the breeders have to improve.  Dogs should be bred for longevity, to increase the lifespan of our... Read full article
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Micromanaging

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- I can put my hands up and say this is the biggest issue I have when training my own dogs. I have seen many people upset, frustrated and their dogs training pushed backwards, by people that do not manage their own dogs properly. As a... Read full article