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Dog Behaviour Management

Facing behaviour problems?

Is your adult or adolescent dog displaying a particularly difficult behaviour that you’re at a loss on how to handle? Are you at your wit’s end and thinking of giving up?

Well, don’t! It’s not necessarily too late to overcome the challenge you are facing. In fact, you may be pleasantly surprised about how little it can take to get things back on track.

As specialists in remedial dog behavioural management and modification, we can help you with all complex behaviours including:

  • Anxiety: regarding separation in specific situations, towards people or other dogs
  • Aggression: regarding food or towards adults, children or other dogs
  • Disobedience: ignoring commands, pulling on its lead, bolting across the road
  • Destructive behaviours: digging, stealing, scratching doors, chewing
  • Biting: including nipping and mouthing
  • Excessive behaviours: overexcitement, barking, jumping, licking

John is fantastic with children

Sam W, Toorak

‘John was fantastic with my nine-year-old daughter. She’s so much more confident with our puppy Stanley, and now understands why it’s important to follow our house rules (and give Stanley lots of cuddles!). What’s more, Stanley’s behaviour has improved in leaps and bounds in just 24 hours.’

Yes! We’re ready for our dog to become a happy and well-behaved companion.

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Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.