I am a professional dog trainer with a PhD in biology living on the beautiful island of Tasmania in Australia.
My interests in animal care and animal behaviour began as a child. From as young as I can remember, I always had a small zoo of animals at home from birds to cats, rabbits, dogs and lizards. Naturally this led to me to pursue a career in animal care and animal behaviour. Over the past 22 years, I have worked as a reptile keeper, a wildlife biologist, an animal attendant at kennels with up to 96 dogs, and a professional dog trainer. My broad experience working with a wide range of animals has developed my expertise in animal behaviour from understanding the instinctual behaviours of reptiles to the complex learned behaviours of dogs.
My mission is to help you to see the world from your dog’s eyes so that you can solve your problems by working with your dog’s instincts rather than against them. I will also offer tips and tricks about how to develop your dog’s natural talents and abilities so your dog can live their best pawsome life!
Should I delay desexing my dog?
Puppy tips and tricks: how to raise a happy, friendly and confident dog!
Congratulations! You have just become a new pawrent of a furry bundle of joy!
With the joys of a puppy comes responsibility. What you do early on in your puppy’s life can make a HUGE difference. It can make the difference between your puppy growing up to be a fearful, anxious or reactive dog or growing up to be a happy, confident and well-adjusted dog.
So what can you do to help your puppy become confident, friendly and well-adjusted?
Which dog breed should you choose? Cute versus personality?
All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.
Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.