Teaching Puppy “It’s OK to be Home Alone”

I have blogged before about training steps to introduce home alone to a new pup, but the reality is that some pups take to this quicker than others.  If your pup is struggling, here is some more detailed information to help get the process back on track. If you are...

Home Alone Training for Puppy

If you have a new puppy and most or all of your family is locked down at home, you’re probably enjoying heaps of time playing and hanging out with them. It’s fabulous fun but when restrictions are eased and everyone leaves the house each morning, your puppy needs to...

Puppy Class during COVID-19

This is a challenging time for everyone, and as a new puppy-parent, you want to ensure your puppy grows into a confident, curious dog, right?  It’s top of your list.  But how do you do that at the moment? The internet is full of conflicting advice, as are your friends...

Puppy Socialisation during COVID-19

New puppy owners understand the importance of thorough socialisation for their new pup.  They know that they need to expose their new puppy to lots of different events and experiences in a positive manner. How can you do this during COVID-19 when you can’t visit...

Puppy Love

Puppy … by definition Puppy noun ; a young dog less than 1 year old Nip verb : bite or pinch sharply Ouch! exclamation : used to express pain If Santa brought you a puppy for Christmas, then this might ring a few bells! Puppies are gorgeous, cuddly, fun and adorable....

Does my dog have separation anxiety?

Does your puppy cry when you leave the house…? Have you arrived home to find your dog has spread the contents of the kitchen bin all over the place? Have you received a note from your neighbour saying your dog barks all day when you’re out? Many young dogs would think...

Why does my dog have separation anxiety?

Why does my dog whine and cry when I leave? Is she mad at me? I always come back, so why does my dog not know this? My dog cries and chews up the hall rug when I go out. Why? My dog is so unhappy when I leave and I feel so, so guilty – am I a bad doggy parent? My...

Toilet training your puppy

Toilet training for your new puppy Your new puppy is a dream-come-true. Cute as can be, funny, warm, cuddly. But with the good, comes the … not-so-good. Your gorgeous bundle of fur and fun is also pooping and peeing machine!  Toilet training is the top of most new...

Separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs? When I tell people I recently learned how to work with dogs with separation anxiety, some of them look at me a little funny. And for those lucky people who’s dogs don’t bat an eyelid when their human departs, it can be hard to understand...