Behaviourist advice: resource guarding

resource guarding

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at 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 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

Should you walk your dog on a collar or a harness?

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. Putting on your dog’s lead, getting out and spending … Read more

All about: your dog’s prey drive

do dogs have belly buttons

Your dog’s prey drive is part of many breeds’ natural instincts. We asked resident 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 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

Advice on: getting a rescue dog

getting a rescue dog

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. While there is nothing cuter than a puppy, there is no doubt they are hard work – and many people who desperately want a dog, just don’t have the time or the energy needed to dedicate themselves … Read more

How to find a dog behaviourist

working from home with a dog

We spoke to 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

Feelings… nothing more than feelings!

Schauser cross Jack Russell running on a muddy path, running towards the camera

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Last week was a big week in the UK for animal welfare. With the Queen’s Speech came an undertaking from the government to put in place a wide range of measures to improve the lives of the … Read more

How to fix separation anxiety in lockdown puppies

do dogs get jealous

Introducing our brand-new 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