“Help – I think I have a canine hooligan!”

how to stop bad dog behaviour

There comes a time in most dog owner’s lives when they worry about their dog’s behaviour. Most usually it is when they become a teenager and they stop being a cute and cuddly puppy who loves everyone, and they start to look at life as an inexperienced and hormonal adult! There is a good reason … Read more

Fight!

how to stop dogs fighting

With almost half of owners saying that their dog has been threatened by another dog when out on a walk – and an equal number saying their dog has been barked at, growled at, or bitten by another dog*, there is no doubt that there is a problem when it comes to canine social interactions. … Read more

For better or woof

dog-friendly wedding advice

Resident tails.com behaviourist – and wedding celebrant (!) – Carolyn Menteith gives her advice on throwing a dog-friendly wedding. After a year of weddings being postponed, cancelled or being massively downsized, couples can finally start planning again to make sure they have the wedding of their dreams. Once again, the whole family can be involved … Read more

Walk this way

collar or harness?

We asked behaviourist and dog trainer Carolyn Menteith to share her thoughts on whether you should attach a dog’s lead to their collar – or to a harness. When you live with a dog a key part of every single day will be your exercise time, when you put your dog’s lead on and get … Read more

All about: your dog’s prey drive

your dog's prey drive

Your dog’s prey drive is part of many breeds’ natural instincts. We asked resident tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith, to explain where our dog’s prey drive comes from – and what to do if it becomes an issue. Back in the mists of time, the ancestors of our domestic dogs were wild animals. The dog and … Read more

Things that go bang in the night

How to get your dog used to fireworks

It might seem a bit early to be talking about fireworks – but it’s never too early to start getting your dog used to fireworks. Resident tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith is here to give you some top tips on desensitising your dog. Well, it’s that time of year again… Time to get ready for firework … Read more

How to find a dog behaviourist

Bear

We spoke to tails.com behaviourist, Carolyn Menteith, to find out what makes a good dog behaviourist – and how to find the right behaviourist for you and your dog. “We all have dreams of owning the perfect dog. Our canine best friend who hangs on our every word and is the envy of all we … Read more

How to fix separation anxiety in lockdown puppies

why does my dog rub on the carpet

Introducing our brand-new tails.com behaviourist – Carolyn Menteith, whose years of experience mean she knows her stuff when it comes to all-things dog. She’s sharing her top tips for dealing with separation anxiety, especially in lockdown puppies. “Up and down the country, and thanks to the pandemic, the face of dog ownership has changed. People … Read more