Let’s talk about: stress in dogs

stress in dogs

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist at tails.com with over 25 years of experience working with and training dogs. Life can be tough for our dogs. We expect so much from them – in fact being a family dog is the hardest job we ever ask a dog to do.  While working dogs usually live with … Read more

How do dogs know their names?

can dogs see in the dark

When you call your faithful companion to your side, they will often run up to you, tail wagging and eyes alert (unless their’s something really interesting like a ball, or another dog or something else that has them engrossed). Because of this, we can deduce that dogs know their names, but how do they work … 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

do dogs have belly buttons

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

Get your dog pub ready

Dog friendly restaurant: Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

It’s been a while – but this week the shackles are starting to fall off, the shutters are up, and the pub gardens are open. And if you’re planning a trip to your local, you might also be taking your dog along with you. Neither of you have been in this kind of social (potentially … Read more

Does your dog jump up to greet you?

Our office has recently welcomed a new addition to the team of office dogs: Miss Biggie Smalls. Adopted from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Biggie picked up some bad habits in her first home. Kat is trying to teach Miss Biggie to not jump up at people when greeting them or when trying to get … Read more