Request of a dog trainer.

It’s not black and white when there is grey in-between. Shout out to all dog owners and dog lovers. This post is for you… Many of us share our homes and  lives with one or more canine companions. As dog owners, we probably class ourselves as ‘dog lovers’ who will happily make acquaintance with a new…

Pack life.

Contrary to certain theories, I’m a big believer in allowing dogs to be just that – dogs. Whilst rehabilitating Nero it was imperative that I had access to other calm, socialised dogs in order to help him understand that other canines needn’t be perceived as a threat. By encouraging him to use his nose and learn ‘doggy…

Fairy tale of a rescued tail.

“Little girls, this seems to say, Never stop upon your way, Never trust a stranger friend, No-one knows how it will end, As you’re pretty, so be wise , Wolves may lurk in every guise , Now as then, ’tis simple truth, Sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth.” Halloween is creeping up on the horizon and…

The IMDT

Last month I spent six days in Scotland being educated and challenged by the wonderful individuals that make this canine education provider one of a kind. It’s been an eye-opening experience into the wonderful world of woofers and I am eager to put all I’ve learnt into practice. After researching practically every dog course available in the UK, I decided The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) was…

Unleash the hounds!

Do you remember that first time you let your dog off-leash? Were you nervous? Afraid they would run off and not come back? Perhaps you were worried about other fluffs reacting to your fur-baby in a negative way? There are all kinds of reasons dog owners decide to keep their four-pawed partners on a lead – from a previous…

Bone appetit!

With literally hundreds of brands of dog food to choose from and each claiming to be the best food for your canine friend, picking your dogs diet can be a daunting task. There is so much variety available that we are spoilt for choice. We all want the best for our pooch, but knowing exactly what that…

Puppy prepping.

There’s going to be a new dog on the block and the blog! The next few days consist of plenty of preparation ready for the arrival of our new family member. Yes, we have a new four-legged friend joining our dynamic dog duo. Perhaps they will become known as the three dog-ateers, the triumphant trio…

Hot dogs: a guide to Summer.

The warm weather has finally arrived which means plenty of opportunities to wander in the sunshine and get out in nature with your pooch. Whilst the Summer months are indeed delightful, they are accompanied with seasonal dog-owner duties and responsibilities. Canines suffer from heat just as much as humans and it is important to educate ourselves so we can spot symptoms of over-heating, sun burn…

Dog eat dog world.

When your dog doesn’t mix well with other dogs life can get complicated. Shout out to all the dog owners who know exactly what I mean. I’ve been there. I completely understand the emotional stress and humiliation a reactive dog can cause. Taking an enjoyable walk with your dog is tainted by their dislike of other…

Bark in the Park.

Haarlem is such a wonderful place to walk your dog. There are so many woodland places to explore and the best thing is that the locals don’t have a fear of letting dogs interact. Too often I find fellow dog owners afraid of Nero. Some pick up their little dogs upon seeing us approach or give us…