Walking to heel, why does it matter?

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How many dogs do you see trotting along beside it’s owner?  I love watching people walking their dog, it tells me so much about their relationship, the dogs character, whether the owner is the decision maker (or not.) Teaching a dog to walk to heel is very important not only for the comfort of

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Dangerous Dogs Act 2014

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How does your dog behave around your front door? All dog owners need to be aware of the changes made to the Dangerous Dogs Act May 2014.  Dog owners are now liable if their dog is deemed to be ‘dangerously out of control’ on any private property.  Previously this only applied to public places.

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Dog training in Devon. . .

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I’ve been dog training in Devon for ten years now, one day I’m in Exeter the next in Plymouth, no two days are ever the same. When I first started working as a dog behavioural therapist people usually gave me their landline phone number, now it’s always their mobile number.  Everyone reached for the

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Can diet play any part in a dogs behaviour?

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As the saying goes ‘you are what you eat’.  I strongly believe this is true of dogs as well as people.  So many of the dogs I work with are fed a poor diet, one that is low in protein and bulked up with grain.  A lot of a dogs

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Why do dogs need training?

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Big or small all dogs need training. Why do dogs need training?  Dogs know how to be dogs, they can’t be anything else!  Once we take a puppy/dog into a human pack we must be prepared to take on the responsibility of teaching it how to be a dog living in a human pack. Training builds

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Recall problems

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Lots of dog owners experience recall problems.  There’s nothing nicer than enjoying a walk with your dog off lead and having he/she  happily following you wherever you chose to lead.  The reality for a lot of dog owners is the exact opposite!  As soon as the dog hears that magic ‘click’ as

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Rescue Dogs

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Rehoming a dog can be very rewarding, whether it’s a rescue dog adopted from one of the many rehoming centers or from a private home. Over the years I have helped hundreds of rescue dogs and their owners settle down to a happy life together. Start off as you mean to go

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Inappropriate toileting habits

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As a dog behavioural trainer I am often asked to help owners whose dog is displaying inappropriate toileting habits.  This is where the dog is using the house to toilet rather than going outside. Sometimes things go wrong from the start, a puppy that develops poor toileting habits will continue

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Toileting

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An adult dog that has an inappropriate toileting habit can be very frustrating for its owner. There are many reasons why the process of housetraining a puppy into adulthood go wrong. Sometimes it is just a case of the dog misunderstanding what is required.  Sometimes however, where and when the

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Separation Anxiety

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Separation anxiety is a behavioural problem that causes much distress for both dog and owner, the causes of which are many and varied. This can be a complex problem needing a thorough investigation by a professional behavioural trainer.  By getting to the route of the problem and making several adjustments

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