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You wanna be a dog trainer?

The dog industry is a funny one. Like all fields, it has mighty quirks, perks and of course, downsides. A canine career means a world full of possibilities. It’s intriguing, creative, extremely hands on and undoubtedly highly rewarding work. Weather it’s structuring solutions to a variety of everyday problems, modifying complex behaviour or helping humans […]

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 […]

SANTA PAWS.

Last Christmas, there was a different kind of Shepherd in our Christmas story. With a dog in your life, Christmas is guaranteed to be that much better. Our canine companions truly understand the spirit of the festive season. They motivate and inspire us to live for now, to truly forgive and to forget and to appreciate the moment. […]

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 […]