Category Archives: Aggression

Why Pick on the Pit Bull?

It’s because the dog doesn’t measure up. The Pit Bull isn’t a breed anyway. A DNA test won’t prove ‘Pit Bull’. It’s a type based purely on physical measurements. Why pick on the Pit Bull? There are other breeds whose physique allows them to do … Continue reading

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“Pack It In!”

My German Shepherd, Milly – now eight years old – sometimes redirects sudden arousal that she may feel onto my younger Labrador, Milly. It is a sudden pop in her direction whereupon Zara will immediately sink down onto her side. It may … Continue reading

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The Bubble

“Don’t run about because it makes Alfie excited.” “Don’t wave your arms because it makes it makes Alfie jump up.” “Don’t chase Alfie when he’s got one of your toys.” “Don’t fuss Alfie when he’s in his bed. Don’t go near Alfie while … Continue reading

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Quick Fix or Never Fix

My ‘Pawses’ are sometimes about something that is bugging me. Almost always when someone first calls me for help, they hope the matter will be resolved in a couple of weeks. They have tried everything they can think of for themselves, watched TV … Continue reading

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Should it not be Obvious?

I’ve just spoken to a lady on the phone who had asked a trainer, “Are you a Cesar Millan or a Victoria Stilwell?” and it got me thinking. These two polarise people’s perceptions with the dark side still holding their ground. To be fair on … Continue reading

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Biting Dogs and Lessons Learned

Why dogs may bite, and playing safe
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