How do you solve problems?

How do you solve problems?

When I was a teen I did loads of sports. I competed in hockey, badminton, athletics, showjumping. It was a massive part of my life. But I was plagued with joint problems. I vividly remember walking down the corridors in school feeling my knee cap slipping.....
Gut Socialisation. What!?

Gut Socialisation. What!?

Now this is a type of socialisation you probably have not heard of before. For me, gut health is of huge importance for my dogs, and I think everyone should feel the same. The gut is often referred to as the second brain. The gut contains more neurons than the spinal...
What is socialisation?

What is socialisation?

The last blog post was about getting puppies out and being socialised as early as possible, but what exactly does socialisation mean? Contrary to popular belief, socialisation is not letting as many people as possible hold your puppy, or letting them meet and play...
Vaccination Vs Socialisation   

Vaccination Vs Socialisation   

Elle carrying Maze around Jollyes For a long time now there’s been this idea that once your puppy is vaccinated you can take them out and start socialising. When we talk about socialisation, the “critical period of socialisation is usually referred to as...
Why is canine hoopers the next big thing?

Why is canine hoopers the next big thing?

Reef going around a barrel. Credit: Jacob Henry Let’s start at the beginning- what is hoopers? Canine hoopers is a dog sport that originated in North America, coming to the UK in around about 2016.. It aims to be a full inclusive sport for all dogs and handlers,...
Am I actually a dog trainer?

Am I actually a dog trainer?

No…. and yes…. Picture by Jacob Henry A few months ago I did a 1-1 session with a client and their dog and they emailed after, quite displeased that I only showed them how to train their dog, and didn’t just train it there and then. So why am I not...

Where Does My Dog Come From?

Will knowing their origins help us to make care and training decisions today? When it comes to the evolution and domestication of dogs, there’s not actually an awful lot that scientists can agree on. Strap yourself in, we’re taking a trip back in time to...