behaviour

Winner: Dog Trainer of the Year – Prestige Awards 2021/22 Acceptance

I was delighted to be nominated and win for the second year in a row the title Dog Trainer of the Year from the Oxford Prestige Awards 2021/22. Award winners were invited along to The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa on the 28th September to meet the judges and celebrate their win.  At the event, […]

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Help pets have a spook-free Halloween

Many households may be gearing-up for some fa-boo-lous fun, yet with more pets living with us than ever before, this can be a scary time for them. See my tips on how to help pets have a spook-free ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท…

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Fireworks season – Tips for owners

The next few weeks can be a worrying time for pet owners as celebrations such as ๐“—๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“ท, ๐““๐“ฒ๐”€๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฒ and ๐“‘๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ can bring along the sights & sounds of fireworks, plus other strange, scary ‘stuff’. Here are my tips to help your pet cope.  For more advice visit https://www.doglistener.tv/2010/08/fear-of-noise/V 

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WINNER: Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties

Great news The LUXLife Pet Product & Services Awards 2021 winners have been announced, and I am delighted to receive the title ‘Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2021 – Home Counties‘.  Thank you for all your continued support, it means such a lot. You can read more about this by clicking onto the LUXLife Summer […]

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WINNER: The Pet Parent Pledge – initiative

Great news Back in April ’21, a group initiative called the #petparentpledge was announced between The Modern Dog Trainer, the IAABC Foundation, the CCPDT, and the APDT to highlight just how much our TWO-legged clients matter.  This worldwide initiative encouraged trainers & behaviourists to demonstrate their commitment by recording a 20 second video with what […]

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New Certification – Protocol to Overcome Fear of Dogs in Kids

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GOOD NEWS! Good news from founder of KAD Kids Around Dogs Debby Lucken.  Following my final assessment, Hanne is certified to implement the Protocol to Overcome the Fear of Dogs in Kids. What does this mean?  This new certification means Hanne is qualified to work professionally with children who are scared of dogs and need […]

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WINNER: Dog Trainer of the Year – 2021 to 2022

๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช๐—ฆ I was nominated in the category Dog Trainer of the Year โ€“ Oxfordshire in the Prestige Awards earlier this year…and have won!   The judging panel base their decisions upon areas such as service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as […]

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Living with behavioural problems – ownersโ€™ experiences

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Over the years Iโ€™ve seen the emotional and financial impact on owners who live with a pet that exhibits undesirable behaviours. Whilst there is plenty of data relating to the welfare of pets with problems, there is little on the effect such problems may have on human-half of the relationship.  However, a recent paper by […]

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The impact of pre-adolescent dog training on behaviour

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A new study by Dinwoodie et al. (2021) has looked the age at which dogs were trained as puppies and whether there were advantages of training puppies before 4 months of age, or between 5 and 6 months.   This is the first time a study has specifically investigated whether early puppy training (<3 months […]

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Maternal stress & puppies

I worked out the other week that since the pandemic started, I’ve trained with well over 300 puppies with this figure rising daily. Maternal stress Whilst there’s always been a steady stream of puppies across a typical year, never before has the demand for four-legged companionship been so high.    However, an increasing number of […]

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