It’s About the Dog and Owner

Owners are the main influence on a dogs behavioural development from puppyhood to maturity and in essence the dogs final adult temperament. Some other factors may have influences including quality of breeding, breed drives often overlooked by inexperienced animal behaviourists. That is why when you wish to obtain help with a dog you should use … Read more

How Dogs Learn

Dogs learn by association, linking a series of actions, sounds or observations with a particular outcome. Dogs don’t really know what we’re thinking – though they might sometimes look as though they do! While many dog owners have a balanced and harmonious relationship with their pets, many others are beset with behavioural problems in their … Read more

Dogs, Young Children and Babies

Introducing babies (young children and puppies) into a home with an established dog can lead to unwanted behaviour such as biting. Pet behaviourist and dog trainer Colin Tennant offers practical advice to help prepare the family for the newcomer. Over the decades and specifically over the past twenty or more years, one finds that society … Read more

Why Dogs Do What They Do

Most dog walkers will watch their dogs socialising with others on their daily walks and often think ‘why is my dog doing that?’ or ‘what’s going on between those two doggy friends?’ As dogs approach each other and humans they inevitably are wagging tails and this, of all visual cues, is synonymous with what people … Read more

Kong Food Time Release Dog Behaviour Training

KFTR psychological food/behaviour reform systems can be used for separation anxiety, aggression to people, dogs which were out of control in houses when guest arrive or simply are hyper and don’t listen. The dog curled up by your fire or is it centrally heated radiators(?) has been man’s constant companion and ally for hundreds of … Read more