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So far Ali has created 13 blog entries.

“Our family dog’s behaviour has changed in the last few weeks”

September 11th, 2020|

You’re not alone!  This is my most common complaint at the moment.  And if you’ve worked with me before, you’ll know that I always start with a level of forensic questioning about what has been

Lockdown – the best thing that’s happened to puppies in years!

May 23rd, 2020|

Martin Clunes, I love you, but you’re wrong about the mythical time period by when if your puppy hasn’t romped around with loads of different puppies he is ruined for life!  There is no such

How to Avoid Separation Anxiety Post-Lockdown

April 30th, 2020|

The current situation of pandemic-induced-Lockdown is creating interesting times in the world of dog behaviour.  On one hand, due to people not going out of the home to work, we have the utopian concept of

Stop Start Change Direction with Ali & Ludo

May 1st, 2019|

  Sometimes we walk as a pack, sometimes we walk in a pair, and as you know, sometimes we don’t even go! But what is important to me without fail is kindly, patiently teaching solid

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