Treating fear with pain – Why does it appear to work and what really happens under the skin?

Over the years I have been working in Animal Behaviour I am always amazed at how many people disregard science and research. The world of dog training has really moved forward as science has discredited some of the more outdated methods such as Dominance and pack leadership style methods. There has been a huge amount … More Treating fear with pain – Why does it appear to work and what really happens under the skin?

Christmas Paws

A number of years ago I read an article in which a dog owner recounted what was on the surface an amusing story. It was Christmas and the owners had gone out to do some shopping. The dogs had been left with free rein of the house including the room where the Christmas tree was. … More Christmas Paws