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Dogs that dislike dogs.

When your dog doesn’t mix well with other dogs life can get complicated. Shout out to all the dog owners who know exactly what I mean. I’ve been there. I completely understand the emotional stress and humiliation a reactive dog can cause. Taking an enjoyable walk with your dog is tainted by their dislike of other […]

Unleash the hounds!

Do you remember that first time you let your dog off-leash? Were you nervous? Afraid they would run off and not come back? Perhaps you were worried about other fluffs reacting to your fur-baby in a negative way? There are all kinds of reasons dog owners decide to keep their four-pawed partners on a lead – from a previous […]

Underdog to Wonderdog.

When I told my family and friends that I was bringing a fifty kilo, (almost) six-year old, male German Shepherd with aggression issues home from the shelter, they thought I was barking mad. “What if he is too aggressive?” “What If you can’t train him?” “What if he attacks a dog or person?” These questions became all too […]

Follow the leader.

The first thing I had to understand was that dogs like to have direction. Being social is imprinted in their genetics. Our role as the human is to understand how to build a relationship of trust and communication by guiding the way.  A dog needs to learn what behaviour is acceptable and what is not. Whilst in every household the rules will […]