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My Dog Pulls On The Lead (And It’s Driving Me Bonkers)!
My Dog Pulls On The Lead (And It's Driving Me Bonkers)!

Before I adopted a dog I thought you just put a dog on a lead and VOILA! Behold the dog walking. Ha! Walking on lead requires that your dog put YOUR desire for her to walk sedately beside you BEFORE her fervent desire to run and frolic and sniff. In other words – extreme self discipline. Swap […]

How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?
How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?

What treats should you give your dog? There certainly are a LOT of choices out there. Here’s some more canine dietary insight from small animal nutritionist Alla Keogh. With so so many treats available on the pet food market, sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is right for your pet. Taste, cost, ingredients, […]

Is your dog trying to tell you something?
Is your dog trying to tell you something?

We LOVE our dogs! I do. And I know you do. But, do we listen enough to what they’re trying to tell us? Much of the time we do, but I reckon we all miss at times. If you’re like, me you want to bring your dog everywhere with you. My Pluto is a pretty […]

Barking Part II: Fear & Aggression
Barking Part II: Fear & Aggression

Here’s part II of our series on barking… and more importantly how to curb this ear splitting canine hobby. This is the second guest post from dog trainer John Visconti to address some barking problems. Fear/aggression barking:  Essentially, these are linked. Fear is the emotion the dog is experiencing; aggressive barking is how the dog manages […]

Barking Problems? Your dog doesn’t think so.
Barking Problems? Your dog doesn't think so.

My dog is perfect… well perfect for me! But I will say Pluto’s got quite a bark on her. This is the one thing that Pluto does that makes me crazy.  Today we’ve got a guest post from dog trainer John Visconti to address some barking problems. This is the first part of a series […]

The Canny Collar : a tale of victory!
The Canny Collar : a tale of victory!

It was last week on one of those frightfully frigid winter mornings in Katoomba. The wind blowing like there’s no tomorrow… and you could almost believe there wouldn’t be one. It felt like a frozen razor to the skin. This is a day where you’re definitely NOT in the mood for a dog to pull […]

Words from Ian Dunbar: king of positive dog training
Words from Ian Dunbar: king of positive dog training

Ian Dunbar is arguably the biggest name in positive reinforcement dog training. I just read this article of his and I’m sharing it with you. It’s a bit heavy with dog training terminology, but I found it very inspiring. Two points stood out to me: Training your dog with with treats as a reward is […]

Dogs and babies living in harmony
Dogs and babies living in harmony

I just read this article on bringing up babies with dogs. So I brought my baby up wrong. Should I act surprised? It was my first go after all. My daughter Lola (who is now 2) became enthralled with our toy tester Pluto at an early age. What did we do? We encouraged it like […]

Dog trainers: Victoria vs. Cesar : what do you think?
Dog trainers: Victoria vs. Cesar : what do you think?

Victoria Stillwell is all about positive training. It’s kind of funny as she really looks the part of a dominatrix. You may have seen her in her super high leather boots in the series ‘It’s Me or the Dog’. She’s all for positive reinforcement but she’s definitely no nonsense. Compare this to small and smiley […]