Dog 101 for parents and children

dog 101 for parents and children

The numbers of dogs in the UK have soared since lockdown, and now it is estimated that there are 12.5 million dogs in the country, with a third of all households owning at least one.  This means that all children will come into contact with dogs at some time – whether at home, when visiting … Read more

Bringing home your rescue dog

bringing home a rescue dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist here at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. While no one can deny the joys of a new puppy, there is no doubt they are hard work and require time, patience and an inexhaustible sense of humour! A puppy needs constant vigilance and attention … Read more

Skills for life…

training your dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Most people know that a key part of dog-owning is making sure their dog is well trained. They know it is important – because everyone tells them it is – but even so, a staggering 80% of … Read more

Breed all about it

dog breeds

One of the most extraordinary things about the domestic dog is that they show the greatest range of shapes and sizes than any other mammal on the planet – or indeed that has ever lived! Just think about that for a moment and it seems even more amazing. How can a Chihuahua and a Great … Read more

A Working Dog?

working from home with a dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Up and down the country, and thanks to the pandemic, the face of dog ownership has changed. People whose working life has never before allowed them to have a dog have embraced the joys of puppy owning … Read more

“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!

carolyn column

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

Behaviourist advice: resource guarding

resource guarding

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Maybe one of the most misunderstood of all behaviour problems is resource guarding. People are not sure what it is, why is happens, and are somehow offended when it does! Resource guarding most usually occurs over food, … 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