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Your horse may very well be licking you for the salt that is on your skin. Most people will have some level of salt on their skin and even more when they are sweaty. Salt is comprised of two minerals, sodium and potassium, both of which play important roles in...

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We’ve all seen videos on socials of tail chasing dogs and it may seem funny, but is it really? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Tail chasing can be described a typical obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in dogs. Compulsive means a repetitive, irresistible urge to perform a behaviour. Other OCD behaviours include: spinning, pacing,...

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Playing tug can be a great way to connect with your dog and build a strong relationship. It can be super FUN, but it has a lot of other great benefits such as teaching your dog impulse control and rewarding a recall. It can also be a great way to...

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Are you looking for some fun things to do at home with your dog to keep you and your pooch entertained? Here are 10 fun […] Read More

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Toilet training puppies can be a frustrating and often stressful experience. Sometimes it seems as though you are on the right track, and then your puppy pees on the carpet right in front of you . Mistakes are normal and part of the learning process. Here are a few tips...

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So you don’t want to use a barking collar or any other quick fix out there (great!), so how do you reduce unwanted barking using kind, force free methods? Yes it absolutely can be done with a little patience and consistency. Outlined below are steps to follow to achieve effective...

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Whether you have a barking dog, or you’ve been frustrated by a barking dog, you are not alone. The Brisbane City Council alone is flooded with noise complaint calls every day.All councils in Queensland (and around Australia) have guidelines on what is considered excessive barking. Barking is a normal behaviour...

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It’s always an interesting debate when you chat with dog owners about what equipment they prefer to walk their dog in. It seems as though everyone has a different opinion! So let’s break down the pros and cons of 3 different pieces of walking equipment. Collars Collars are one of...

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Keep your horse happy and healthy during the colder winter months with our 7 top tips for winter horse care. Let Them Eat Like a HorseDuring colder weather horses will burn more calories trying to keep warm. Therefore their calorie intake needs to increase during winter. Generally during colder months...

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This is one of the questions we get asked as trainers a lot. If we had a magic wand we would use it, but unfortunately dog trainers do not. So it is up to us to help you understand why your dog may be pulling, then work on teaching an...

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Whether you have one cat or a houseful, first time cat owner or a lifelong feline keeper, wading your way through the cat litter choices available can be confusing. So many options, clumping versus non-clumping, recycled paper or crystals, fragrance free or perfumed, what should you choose, how do you...

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Working from home? Or take your dog to the office? Want to improve your dog’s focus, engagement and connection? Here are some quick fun games […] Read More

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