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DOG BLOG by Tricia

THE GRIM TRUTH RE: 5 A DAY!
We are being told that up to 5 dogs a day are stolen from homes/ gardens or outside of shops and school gates, in the UK a day. Full article...

CONFUSING TIMES!!
As a dog owner, it can be a very confusing when you have a behavioural problem with your dog. Full article...

"SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S DOING!!"
This has probably got to be one of the funniest statements I've heard in 30 years while working/training with dogs. Full article

THE 5 BIG FACTS every dog owner should be aware of May 2016
Five important "Did you know...?" Facts. Full article

HERE WE GO AGAIN! April 2016
l just couldn't help putting my finger to keyboard this morning, when l heard the news that the police in England and Wales over the past 3 years have had to seize
almost 5,000 dogs, suspected of being banned breeds. Full article

EVER THOUGHT OF GOING PINK!! December 2015

There's no getting away from the fact that some dogs just have to wear a muzzle.
And muzzles scream......vicious dog.....keep away!! This perception is sad because this simply isn't always the case. Full article...

GET LOST!! October 2015
I recently had the great pleasure of volunteering myself and Bruce (the yellow Lab.)
to Dartmoor K9 search dogs. Full article...

DO YOU LOVE YOUR DOG MORE THAN YOUR PARTNER? August 2015
Apparently more and more of dog owners, if having to make a choice between partner or dog, are choosing the latter!!. Full article...

DOGS AND DAFFS April 2015
Spring....A beautiful time of year. The evenings are getting longer and the weather is starting to get warmer. Because of this we are our in our gardens more, enjoying the sight of the wonderful spring flowers - maybe. Full article...

SUPER SENSES February 2015
Ever wondered why your dog walks faster into the wind? Or gets friskier on a windy day?.
Full article

DO DOGS LIKE MUSIC? January 2015
Nowadays, lots of dog owners are convinced that their pooches really enjoy listening to music, and they have made use of gentle relaxing sounds to help their dogs remain calm when they are at home alone. Full article

PUPPY TALK December 2014
As a Canine Behavioirist/ Trainer a lot of my work does involve what I call the more "full on" type of problem behaviour work....aggression, fears/ phobias etc. But interestingly I have noticed over the last year that I get a lot more phone calls/ emails from new dog owners wanting what I call my New Puppy Talk. Full article

THE MIDNIGHT WALKERS AND EARLY MORNING AVOIDERS!! September 2014
Train your dogs so you can walk them whenever it suits you! Full article

WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? July 2014
What to do if an adder bites your dog Full article

MAY... IT'S HOTTING UP! May 2014
Warm weather tips. Full article

ATTRACTIVE SINGLE FEMALE (CHOCOLATE LABRADOR) OWNER!! March 2014
Attractive Single Female(Chocolate Labrador) owner seeking long term relationship with handsome like minded male!! Full article

THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW BABY!! February 2014
From time to time I get phone calls from new expectant mums and dads wanting advice on how to introduce the dog to the new baby. Full article

WHEN IS TOO SOON? December 2013
I often hear friends and clients talk of the sad loss of having recently lost their beloved dog and more often than not the sentence that follows is...." But we will wait a few months before we get another". Full article

IT'S ONLY A GUIDELINE November 2013
We are frequently being told by our veterinary surgeons to watch our dogs weight....and rightly so, as an obese dog can lead on to diabetes , heart disease and much more. Full article...

PART OF THE PACK September 2013
If you are the owner of more than one dog, have you ever wondered when out walking with your dogs, why they will always want to play, interact and run around at brake neck speed.....right under your feet?. Full article...

BLUE TOMATO AND DOGGIE MENUS!!! August 2013
Well...I think I've seen it all now!! If it wasn't enough to see a dog with the full range of outfits for every occasion. Full article...

VERY DOG FRIENDLY June 2013
As a lot of you already know, whenever possible ..we like to take our dog (Fly) on holiday with us as we regularly take him camping with us to Cornwall. Full article...

DANGEROUS DOGS - GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM May 2013
Children are still being mauled by dogs; assistance dogs are being attacked by out of control aggressive dogs and innocent members of the public out walking their dogs are being intimidated by youths with the so called status dogs! Full article...

SUMMER IS COMING . . . .May 2013
What a relief to see the first swallow this morning out on my walk with the dogs, does this mean summer time is finally here? Full article...

THE BLACK DOG SYNDROME !! April 2013
Time and time again l hear it from clients.... Oh yes my dog gets on well with all dogs....well except black dogs!! Full article...

ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! May 2012
I know they're not seasonal.....deer that is....but this is the time of year that they become more mobile, crossing dual carriageways, looking for those fields full of long rich spring/ summer grass to graze or somewhere safe to have their young and these areas are often quite close to us. Full article...

SHOCKING NEWS March 2011
It seems these days that there's hardly a month that doesn't pass without hearing of yet another shocking case where a dog has attacked or mauled an infant. Full article...

LIFE'S A BEACH October 2010
When recently asked to advise on a dog problem on the beach I took a drive to Broadsands near Paignton in Devon (which was absolutely stunning). Full article...

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT - September 2010
It's surfaced yet again... Positive versus negative but this time because dog trainers just can't agree. Full article...

CLEVER PET OWNERS CHOOSE CATS, SAYS STUDY!
Interesting…. I thought when I heard this on the news over the weekend. Apparently new research suggests clever people are more likely to own cats than dogs. Full article...

THEY TURNED UP IN THEIR THOUSANDS
Whether you’re anti or pro it has to be said "what dog trainer/behaviourist has ever filled arenas to such a capacity?" Caesar Millan’s UK tour was a sell out. Full article...

BLINDED BY CUTENESS?
After a break of 3 years from being a cat owner my family and I all decided that we missed not having a cat sprawled out in front of the fire of an evening giving the house that “homely feeling”. Full article...

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