Are you suffering from Puppy Blues?

Are you suffering from Puppy Blues?

Did you know that Puppy Blues is a thing? If you google it, there are loads of articles and links. But what is it? Quite simply, it’s feeling overwhelmed, low, anxious and/or helplessness after a new puppy arrives in the household and can last up to one year....
That’s Mine!

That’s Mine!

Whilst dogs are puppies they often steal things because they are investigating their environment, seeking attention from us or they want to play. If we constantly take things away from dogs and we don’t address the cause of the problem your dog may start to guard. If...
I’m a Dog Trainer but I don’t currently have a dog

I’m a Dog Trainer but I don’t currently have a dog

On 3rd August 2022 my world changed and sadly not for the better. I said goodnight for the final time to my best friend, my shadow and my companion of 12 years, Nellie. Nellie and I met in 2010 when I was working for Southampton City Council in the Stray Kennels. She...
Scaredy Dog

Scaredy Dog

Fear periods are part of your pup’s development. The first one tends to happen between 8 -10 weeks of age and hopefully owners are micromanaging the environment and what the pup is exposed to. So for the majority this phase goes unnoticed. The second phase is more...
Follow the Houndway Code

Follow the Houndway Code

Did you know that 1 in 5 people regularly travel with their dog unrestrained in the passenger seat of the car and 10% even place their pooch in their lap at the wheel? (dogstrust.org.uk) Rule 57 of the Highway Code states ‘When in a vehicle make sure dogs and other...