Breeds

Getting to know them better: a collection of breed information pages to know our dogs better. Includes behaviour and temperament, breed traits, physical features, life expectancy, recommended training, grooming and care of the different dog breeds. 


Dog Training

Why Dogs Bark

Barking is a normal part of dog behaviour and one of many forms of vocal communication. Sometimes barking works in our favour; many dog owners are happy when their dogs bark at strangers that approach their home or to let them know that they need to go …

Boy with a dog in the park

The Magic Words in Dog Training

Whenever I meet with a new training client for the first time, we almost always spend the first portion of the lesson talking about their dog and the behavioural challenges that they would like to address with training. One of the most common questions …





Canine Science

A puppy under anaesthesia

Anaesthesia and your Dog

Anaesthesia is the total loss of sensation in a body part or in the whole body, generally induced by a drug or drugs to create loss of feeling, unawareness and muscle relaxation either locally, regionally or centrally. There are many reasons for a …

A white puppy rolling on grass

(Ab)normal Dog Behaviours

From humping his toy, to rolling in rotten stuffs, our dogs seem to have a never ending list of behaviours that amazes us. While no one knows exactly the “whys” behind these deeds, many theories have been postulated. And until we evolved enough to spea …