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Why does my dog lick? Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement, helps give us the answers!

Dogs lick for a number of reasons. There is never one simple explanation for something like this because behaviour in dogs is so complex! As a dog trainer, I get asked this question all the time and with a dog who loves to lick children,…

Why does my dog Hump? Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement, gives us the answers!

Watching dogs hump each other and hump items around the house is a pretty funny thing to us humans. But have you ever actually thought about why they are doing this? Are they trying to dominate the other dog? Are they horny? Are they playing…

Managing feeding time at the Zoo (with your kids and dog)!

Anyone with young kids will know that feeding time can be quite messy, hectic and stressful at the best of times, then add a dog in the mix and it can really turn to chaos. From your dog stalking your kids, to stealing their food, licking…

Introducing your dog to your new baby

Not sure if you can tell by the huge smile on my face in the pic below, but this moment was probably one of the most exciting and special moments of my life! For me, and for like many of you other mummas or mummas to be, bringing your new baby…

Preparing your dog for your new baby

The wild hormones, the sleepless nights, the aching private bits, the scream of a new born baby… nothing can really prepare you for becoming a first-time parent. Bringing your baby home is daunting on its own, let alone trying to prepare your…

It’s amazing how natural instincts can take over

We had a little bit of an interesting experience with our Mr Cooper when we were down the coast in Phillip Island in February and I just wanted to share it with you all. It was a very good reminder that no matter how much we domesticate, love…

Dog Listening – a different approach to training your dog

Jase, Cooper and I have just completed a four week Dog Listener training course so I thought I would share our experience with you all and hopefully inspire you to take on this concept yourselves. Jase, Coop, Hayley, Tony and…

Raising your dog, your way.

Just over a month ago I started a facebook group called Dog Lovers Melbourne!! Now with almost 470 members there is constant activity and discussions about everything and anything to do with your dog. Along with this group, and my desire…

Are you the leader of your pack?

After going to the Dog Lover Show in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago I have been inspired by the Dog Listener, Tony Knight. He spoke about the pack mentality and I swear I have seen a big change in Coop already, just after two weeks of implementing…

Puberty has hit! When your puppy tests your limits.

I like to think of myself as someone who knows quite a bit about raising and training a puppy. I've completed training courses, read heaps of books and helped others with their puppy problems. Well let me tell you – Cooper is seriously testing…