behaviour

dog behaviour

dog waiting for routine hometime

Routine v reliability

People often say that dogs love routine. But I disagree. Routine is boring. Humdrum. The same walks at the same time every day can be tedious for all concerned. I see folks walking their dogs past my window at the same times every day. (I also see horses being ridden past the window at the …

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banish stress, be more dog, win-win

win-win!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been making a new website. And as much as I’m excited to have a new site that will serve visitors better, it’s not been easy. I’ve embarrassed to say how many hours I’ve been spending working on it. But like many things, nothing stands alone. This page links to …

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Scentwork terrier watches courses point

Change takes work

Thank you so much for the response to my blog posts. The last one on Ettie’s undesirable barking around other dogs received a strong response. I know that this is not an uncommon issue and one that can cause people considerable embarrassment and concern. Barking is such an antisocial behaviour, and so noticeable, that it …

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scentwork terrier puppy sleeping on blanket

work in progress

I love to eat. Most of my social outings involve food, whether it’s meeting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I’m happy! A dog walk in a new place will inevitably involve a stop off at an eatery or a bakery. So teaching my dogs to happily settle in pubs and restaurants is high on my …

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