If the answer is yes, read on….. (just be warned that there is a fair amount of poo talk on this post! But as dog owners, my guess is you probably talk about their poo all day already) COPRAPHAGIA is when dog’s eat their own or other dogs poo. Contrary to some belief, this is not generally a normal behaviour, … Read More

The crate debate- to crate or not to crate

Crate training has become the norm in today’s society. I find many clients refer to crating as if it is something all dog owners should be doing, and this is no surprise considering so much literature on dog training refers to crate training as if it’s the only way to toilet train a puppy and prevent it from destroying the … Read More

How to handle mouthing/biting behaviour in puppies (and dogs)

The most common issue I am asked about in puppy classes in biting. “How do I get my puppy to stop biting me?” Puppies can bite for a few reasons: -Teething -Exploration (because they don’t have hands, they tend to pick up and feel things with their mouth!) -Play -Frustration -Defensive/offensive (more often defensive) During play puppies will or should … Read More