A story about food aggression

January 10th, 2019|

2019 is my 7th year as a Dog Listener It remains my greatest joy to help a dog in need within our busy, often crazy human world! Having been taught and trained by Jan Fennell,

Using wolves as a template to bring happiness to domestic dogs and their families (without ANY physical dominance)

August 20th, 2018|

Off the back of a discussion I read in a forum yesterday I would love to clarify wolf theory/alpha theory/leader of the pack ideas etc etc for dog behaviour. It’s often a hotly debated topic

How to teach your dog to walk nicely on the lead (clue: it starts way before you start walking)

August 20th, 2018|

I have been talking a lot about ‘the walk’ recently.  And as much as it should always be the last priority (building your bond is essential first, and that takes time), done properly it can

Keep Changing Direction to Arrive at Success!

August 22nd, 2016|

I’ve spoken to a few people recently about using long training lines to assist recall success by showing your dog you make tonnes of decisions each walk simply with the use of directional changes.

Wolf listening

March 11th, 2016|

Well, what a marvelous week we had in Yellowstone! I survived the low temperatures (although I hear that -10 in the wind was unseasonably ‘warm’) and the early starts, and we were lucky enough to

How to greet your dog after you’ve been away

February 11th, 2016|

As I get ready for a real adventure watching wolves in Yellowstone Park, USA, much of my preparation is obviously around what’s happening with my dogs over the next two weeks. Well, in case you

5 tips for introducing a new dog into the household

August 7th, 2015|

It is always lovely to hear of a dog being rehomed. It can often be the start of a beautiful and rewarding relationship for the humans and the canines. However, there are always hiccups in

Beware the ‘Stealth Dog’!

July 28th, 2015|

Have you ever called your dog to you and he has: • Not responded but then a few moments later comes over with a waggy tail? • Had a big stretch and a bit of

3 tips to help your dog cope with thunderstorms (and fireworks!)

July 21st, 2014|

Wow what an incredible storm last night!  Admittedly, I heard it rather than watched it and happily both dogs were un-phased so I didn’t need to get out of bed for them.  To be honest,