Spring in the Garden

It’s Springtime and dogs love to be in the garden, so here are some tips to keep them safe: Slugs and snails can carry parasites, especially lungworm. Check with your vet that your dog’s monthly or quarterly medication includes protection for lungworm (not all do). Control slugs and snails by using pet-safe organic slug pellets […]

Attention Seeking – Are You The Problem?

Attention Seeking – Are You The Problem? There is an argument that dogs suffering from separation anxiety are blameless and that we, the owners, are the cause of the problem. It is a valid proposal: the problem is complex, but in my experience when dealing with dogs and their owners over many years, I have […]

Communicating with our Dogs – Keep It Simple!

  Our communication skills are influenced by our upbringing and interactions with parents, family, friends and work colleagues. Our characters are shaped and developed to enable us to be part of human society. Subliminally, we communicate using facial expressions, gestures and verbal sounds (not necessarily words), so that our body language betrays our feelings without […]