Category: Behaviour

Where Did This Thing Come From?
14 January, 2020

Where Did This Thing Come From?

The calls come in daily to our office. “Help – I have a new puppy. I bought my older dog a little sister/brother and my current dog”: Hates it! Is growling at it Snarls and hides when it goes close Wants nothing to do with the puppy Snaps and growls when it goes near my...

Dog Attacks – They are never out of the blue
11 July, 2019

Dog Attacks – They are never out of the blue

Dog Attack Leaves man dead, woman seriously inured in Mill Park backyard in Melbourne’s north scream the headlines in yesterdays horrific attack. The why cant be answered unless you were there and statements like ‘it came out of the blue’ are common simply because we view these situations like people. We dont view the world...

Stop Neighbourhood disputes over Barking Dogs
01 May, 2019

Stop Neighbourhood disputes over Barking Dogs

Private home visits and cries for help are high on the list when it comes to frustrated owners and upset neighbours who experience continual barking noise issues. Often it’s the last straw that dreaded council visit that prompts an owner to reach out for help. So why do dogs bark? It’s a form of communication...

Is your dog’s collar actually dangerous?
27 November, 2018

Is your dog’s collar actually dangerous?

It’s a common sight, and one that we have all seen. Dogs pulling on leads, excited to get to their next adventure, sparking the question – who is actually walking who? Collars are part of a dog’s life, and have their uses – a place to hang ID tags, contact information, and in this day...

Why does my dog protect and guard things?
19 June, 2018

Why does my dog protect and guard things?

Do you have a puppy or dog that lifts its lip and snarls, growls, bares its teeth, snaps at you or freezes like a statue over its food bowl when you approach? Does the same behaviour apply if you attempt to remove their bone or a toy from their mouth? Does your dog growl at...