Owning a Senior Dog / Managing a dog with CCD

Some of our long standing followers will know of Denzel, my (Roz) senior dog. I got Denzel as a rescue in the first year of business, in 2010. At the time he was aged as 4-5, which makes him currently a whopping 13-14 years of age! And he’s still going!! Slowing down but still very much here! Not bad for … Read More

Getting Routine Right! πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

Β  When I do a behaviour consultation or training session I assess the dog’s life from all angles, and this always involves looking at their routine. Often to help dogs respond to behaviour modification I suggest tweaking their routine. These tweaks give consideration to the natural behaviour of the dog as a species and their physiology and health (and how … Read More

πŸ• β€œHe only wants to play” // “He’s only a puppy”

  It’s unlike me to complain publicly about dogs running up to on lead dogs as I feel the issue is more than adequately addressed by frustrated owners nationwide. However, I am going to take a moment to share some recent experiences and my thoughts about dogs running over from great distances to ANY dog, on or off lead. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ … Read More

Roz’s Equipment Recommendation

Be well equipped… 😎 What equipment do I recommend? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ πŸ• AN H HARNESS πŸ• Not just any ol’ harness, but a nice H design (look down to your dog’s back and you should see an H shape). Otherwise known as a Y harness (look at your dog head on and the harness should be shaped like a Y on … Read More

πŸ›‘ TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO BEHAVE TOWARDS/AROUND YOUR DOG πŸ›‘

A while ago I had a dog trainer friend stay with me from Prague and she observed that across the space of two walks, I got 3-4 different people to give my dog space or keep their dog away with no conflict or question. She joked that literally everyone did exactly as I asked straight away, with little hesitation or … Read More

Getting Routine Right

When I do a behaviour consultation or training session, I assess the dog’s life from all angles, and this always involves looking at their routine. Often to help dogs respond to behaviour modification I suggest tweaking their routine. These tweaks give consideration to the natural behaviour of the dog as a species and their physiology and health (and how it … Read More

Does your dog really want a tummy rub?

Does your dog REALLY want a tummy rub? Our puppy class attendees are asked to give 5 body language observations as part of their homework, and every month we get numerous owners saying ‘lies/rolls over for a tummy rub’. The common misconception that dogs rolling over want a tummy rub is sadly a contributing factor to dog bites, unaware dog … Read More

What should you look for in a pet care service?

What should you look for in a pet care service? (long post alert!) Here at Mutty Professor we are passionate about providing top notch pet care and we like working alongside others who do also. Any one can set up as a dog walker, and I (Roz) did over 7 years ago with no qualifications and very basic experience. I … Read More

Fussy eaters & grazers!

**This article featured on allaboutdogfood.co.ukΒ  the UKs top canine nutrition site. It was reviewed and endorsed by the website’s creator, David Jackson, who stated: “It’s a great article and raises some interesting issues that I don’t think many have considered before.” FUSSY EATERS! This post applies to dogs and cats, so read on if your pet doesn’t eat all of … Read More

DOES YOUR DOG EAT POO?!

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