Services Update: Sydney Lockdown August 2021

Yeah, lockdown for Greater Sydney got extended to the end of September (NSW Health Facebook announcement). I haven’t been operating...

Health & Services update ~ April 2021

I am very happy to officially re-open private consults & pawsonal programs for both dog and cat behaviour! After consultation...

Being predictable

Mummacat bit me on Tuesday night. She’s not an affectionate cat & she hates being picked up. We have an...

Health & services update ~ February 2021

A year on from restricted operations due to COVID-19, and 9-months after full service suspension due to a Cancer diagnosis...

Am I a behaviourist?

The short answer is no. I’m a trainer with a special interest in dog & cat behaviour… a “behavioural trainer”...

We’re moving and our pets are freaking out

Moving house is such a stressful time, and sometimes accompanied by other stressors like changing jobs or loss (death or...

Be an opportunist in your training

Be an opportunist in your training

I decided to hang out with Roxy for a bit in the morning sun today. As she was doing her “patrols”,...

Reward schedules

Reward schedules

Last week I talked about routine searching, and one of the things I suggested to help break it if needed...

Trick: Shake, give paw or high five

Trick: Shake, give paw or high five

I’m a big fan of this. A good solid “paw” can really help with handling and nail trims. Check out...

Extinction burst, aka it’s going to get worse before it gets better

Extinction burst, aka it’s going to get worse before it gets better

An extinction burst occurs when a previously reinforced behaviour stops being reinforced. That is, something that worked for the dog...