Confused by Collies?

Confused by Collies?

Confused by Collies? 3 min read Collies, sheepdogs and all their cousins have become one of the most popular breeds today. I am a lifetime member of their fan club, mostly because I love their behaviours, love to see them in the classic working stance, doing what they...
Duration or is it Breakfast in Bed?

Duration or is it Breakfast in Bed?

4 min read Teaching duration has become a muddy pool of very mixed creatures. This is partly due to our human understanding in how we use words that are the same but have entirely different meanings. We ask the dog to “Stay!”, meaning don’t move, but also “you stay...
When you lose something

When you lose something

4 min read It is usually only when you lose something that you realize how much you used or relied upon it. Such was the case with my dog Dolce.   Apparently, I did not know when to go to bed. Dolce had subtly brought my slippers and barked at the door when time...
What is important … ?

What is important … ?

4 min read … when your dog is sick and fearful? If you have a dog who is sick and fearful you can feel lost and alone. The weight of opinion, expectation and information can be overwhelming. What is right? What is true? What is best? Merlin came from a good...
Dogs can only behave like dogs

Dogs can only behave like dogs

This article is a Chapter from Every Dog Every Day Book 9 min read We should not be trying to change dogs, but change the world in which they live. This is what dogs do … and they are very good at being dogs:   Be alert, and probably bark when something...
Approval or attention seeking?

Approval or attention seeking?

3 min read Jumping up is communication from your dog. If we listen carefully we can perhaps hear what they are trying to say. Jumping up is nearly always viewed, by both positive and negative trainers as A Major Sin. It certainly rates near the top of the list of most...