The idea that dog behaviour is motivated by 'dominance' has been around for a long time. However, research over the past 20 years suggests that this is not a good way of explaining the behaviour of our dogs...Read more
When our dogs meet another of their own species, how does each know what the other is thinking? Why do some dogs bark and lunge when they meet other dogs, or try to run away? Why might our dogs want to play with some dogs and not others?Read more
When we look at our dog’s eyes gazing in our direction, we might wonder what they are thinking about us. Why do they listen to us sometimes, and not others? Why might they want to cuddle up to us when we are feeling sad, or want to play with us and share our homes?Read more
Many of us talk to our dogs, but did you know they do ‘talk’ back to us? Read on to understand how learning what your dog is telling you means you can be a better companion!
Aggression in dogs is often misunderstood by us humans. It’s difficult not to take it personally if your dog growls at you, and it’s upsetting if he or she barks at another dog. Check the articles here for some advice about preventing and dealing with aggression.
Dogs can become panicked by strange or loud noises, so for your dog’s well-being and safety, you should start helping them get used to these from a young age. Check the articles here for some advice about preventing and dealing with fear of loud noises.
Dogs are naturally sociable animals, so unless they learn that being alone is OK, they can become very distressed if left alone even for a short time. Check the articles here for some advice on preventing and dealing with "separation anxiety".
A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! And because people vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, ‘problems’ can range from jumping up to serious aggression. Read on to find out where to go to get help!
Just as we use our hands to explore and interact, puppies use their mouths. Read on to pick up tips for showing your puppy that there are better ways of playing with you!Read more
Dogs Trust Dog School’s how-to guide and top tips for house training your puppy!Read more
Many pups explore their environment using their mouth and teeth, but they need our help to learn what's appropriate (and inappropriate!) to chew...Read more