Play vs. Aggression

Play vs. Aggression

By Maureen Tay As a trainer, the issue of aggression is raised a lot. Indeed, it is the most commonly reported ...
BARKS News – May 2021

BARKS News – May 2021

Listen to the May 2021 edition of BARKS News! Highlights include: Geek Week 2021 Free Pet Dog Ambassador ...
The Porcine Phenomenon

The Porcine Phenomenon

By Lara Joseph As we all know, animals are fascinating, especially when it comes to their ability to learn and ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Kristina Spaulding of Smart Dog Training and Behavior: May 7, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Kristina Spaulding of Smart Dog Training and Behavior: May 7, 2021

Join Niki Tudge and Dr. Kristina Spaulding of Smart Dog Training and Behavior, as they discuss canine ...
A Positive Strategy

A Positive Strategy

By Tamsin Durston As I set up my dog on the start line of an agility course, I want her to feel excited and ...
Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

“Predation by domestic cats Felis catus can be a threat to biodiversity conservation, but its mitigation is ...
Ask the Experts: Mastering a Schedule

Ask the Experts: Mastering a Schedule

A master schedule is a powerful tool, but it’s not magical. Organizing how you use your time can make you more ...
Predictive Detective Work

Predictive Detective Work

I often hear my clients say they don’t understand why their dog is doing this or that, or that there’s no reason ...
The Complete Picture

The Complete Picture

A tail held high usually means a high emotional state of arousal or excitement, but that on its own does not tell ...
Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Hei Hei is a 13-year-old male cockatiel who, at the time of relinquishment, displayed plucking behavior. During my ...
Resource Guarding or Rule Setting?

Resource Guarding or Rule Setting?

In my experience, it appears that for dogs, possession is truly 9/10ths of the canine “MINE!” law, i.e. if it’s in ...
The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

The Essence of a Dog: A Free Education from a Free Choice Walk

One cold day last spring, snow still clinging to the ground and ceding to the warm sun only on the tips of ...