June 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Your Dog Knows You Better Than Anyone Else


Dog owners and their four-legged friend usually get really attached to each other.
November 19, 2015 at 11:33 am

The Real Bully Breed


Have you been Bullied? Trolled? Or received negativity on social media? Think of bullies like this… Social Media is a form of communication that gives us access to each other in a way that is often impersonal. Because of this, sometimes people find it easier to express their emotions because […]

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Laura V
May 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

I already knew that…


Dogs don’t need a human to teach them how to do behaviours they innately already know. Does a dog already know how to sit, lie down, or stand up? Yes I believe they do. I think there needs to be a shift in the way we conduct obedience classes, puppy […]
December 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

Kids or dogs. Who’s scarier?


Dogs are creatures of habit. To survive, they need to be able to predict their environment and control it within their group as best they can. Unfortunately, children; particularly those of toddler age can be both unpredictable and uncontrollable. Therefore, to a dog, a child can be very scary. Think […]

Herald Sun. Alex Coppel
October 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

Separation Anxiety 101


Separation anxiety is a common issue that I get asked about.  The truth is that the word ‘anxiety’ is in fact the most common issue for dogs in today’s society. To me, this makes perfect sense. This world is stressful! Imagine living in this world as a dog! Most of […]
September 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

How to train the ‘perfect’ dog


I have to level with you … I’m not entirely sure what the word ‘perfect’ even means! Perfection is subjective and what it is to one person, it may be the opposite to another. Dog training is no different. To some trainers a perfect dog is compliant 24 hours a […]

Laura is currently fostering a deaf dog called Kayla. Laura fondly refers to her as Lady as she is such a well mannered and polite family member.
July 28, 2014 at 12:48 am

Is Rescue for You?


With hundreds of thousands of dogs surrendered in shelters and pounds each year, it seems logical to assume that there are too many dogs and not enough people able to commit to their care. Why then do we continue to buy puppies when there are already thousands of dogs in […]

Owner and dog in the water
July 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Power Of Touch


We have probably all felt we need a reassuring hug or even just the touch of a caring hand when we are having a tough time. To help us soothe our fears, anxieties and just to remind us we are not alone. For some of us just to be close […]

Herald Sun. Alex Coppel
May 30, 2014 at 5:12 am

Top 5 Myths


1. My dog knows what he’s done wrong, even hours later. Even if a dog ‘looks guilty’ for chewing that shoe when you were at work, they do not have a conscience. Dogs are however so receptive to our feelings that they are simply picking up on our frustration and […]