Being predictable

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

Preventing Separation Anxiety

As pandemic-related restrictions continue to relax in NSW, life returns to a new normal… with a new puppy or dog...

Wrestling, rough-housing, and tug-o-war, oh my!

I saw a video posted, linked & shared in various Fb groups this week, and comments were divided. A guy...

You can’t stop progress!

“You can’t stop progress” was said to me once when I was younger. I don’t remember what it was about at all,...

Just say no to on-leash greetings?

There’s a few memes going around advising to “just say no” to on-leash greetings. Largely I agree – if possible, regardless...

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...

Recall, aka coming when called

I posted about taking the opportunity to do some recall work with Roxy the other day (here if you missed...

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...

Routine searching

Routine searching

This follows on from my previous tip on behaviour chains. Sometimes in training we chain behaviours by teaching and repeatedly...