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Ten Ways to Encourage the Behaviours we want to see in our dogs

We are all part of this community because we love dogs. So let’s start looking at ways to encourage our dogs more when they are doing a good job. I am sure you can think of plenty of things you wish your dog would stop doing, like digging…

A simple way to manage your dogs undesirable behaviours

Listen up guys: life is full of choices. The behaviours that produce the strongest reinforcers are the behaviours our dogs will do more. Let’s decrease problems without resorting to punishment!   Being able to manage a dog’s behaviour…

Let’s Be Empowered by Positive Reinforcement Training

A Shift in thinking… Positive Reinforcement is so empowering IF you understand it. Understanding it is the hard part. Seeing how it works and the results that come from it are what makes it so empowering. After completing the most incredible…

Five tips to help make our dogs live longer

How can we make our dogs live longer? I had the privilege of chatting to a friend of mine, the amazing Dr Lisa Chimes and we were pondering this question together. For both of us, our dogs were our first babies and it’s just not fair to think…

The Positive Impact Dogs have on our Children and Some Incredible Stories to Prove It!

Dogs make people happy! This is one of the reasons why I love dogs SO much. There is nothing better than seeing the positive impact they can have on all people; the sick, the elderly and especially on children. It warms my heart every day watching…
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How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called

Recall is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. From day one of bringing your new dog home, it is SO important that you know How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called. More and more I have concerned parents and…

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, I thought…

When Mase Met Cooper. A story to help overcome your child’s fear of dogs.

I love nothing more than seeing the pure joy in my kids eyes when they play with their own dog or when they see other dogs. It breaks my heart to know that some children are fearful of dogs. So today, i want to help you overcome your child’s…

Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top 5 household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for

If you have young kids and a dog, this is a must read! Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top five household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for.   I thought I’d mix it up for you all, and ask a friend of mine to…

Our favourite activities when stuck at home with kids and a dog

From one extreme to another here in Melbourne, Australia the past week. Extreme heat to torrential rain! We definitely found ourselves very house bound. Here are some things we did to survive the past week…   Jumping in muddy…