Herbs to Reduce Stress in Dogs

By |August 7th, 2018|Dog Behaviour|

Study finds ginger, vanilla, coconut and valerian root are effective at reducing activity and vocalisations in kenneled dogs...might help with a stressed dog at home Researchers exposed 15 dogs in shelter surroundings to a cloth with each of the scents on it for 2hrs then recorded their behaviour. They found: • Vanilla and valerian reduce activity and vocalisations in kennelled dogs. • Coconut and ginger reduce activity and vocalisations in kennelled dogs. [...]

How to Stop Dogs Going Mad at the Door…

By |August 8th, 2017|Dog Behaviour, Dog Training|

How to Stop Dogs Going Mad at the Door... Dudley doesn't bark all too often but I know it would drive me nuts if my dogs kicked off every time a visitor called to the door. Anyone else have that problem? A simple cure, should you want to calm it down a bit, is to set them up and reward the dogs when a visitor arrives. Get a friend ready [...]

They Might Remember More Than you Know…

By |January 3rd, 2017|Dog Behaviour|

Our dogs might remember a lot more than we have given them credit for... It has long been an old adage that dogs do not reflect on events in the recent past. For this reason you should never chastise them after an event such as a chewing of your chew or a little puddle on the floor. That body language you are seeing, whereby they look so incredibly guilty (head [...]