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My blog about my dogs and other things canine

Behaviour & training:
Head-collars ~ The bad, the good, and making the right training choice for the leash-reactive dog.
Behaviour problem trends ~ Not a riveting read, but does include pretty pie charts.
Pleeeeeeease don't leave me! ~ Understanding separation distress in dogs and how to make 'alone time' more bearable.
What's in a wag? ~ The anatomy of tail wagging.
Thundershirts are go! ~ Tilly is all set for a relaxing time during the fireworks this year.
Jumping, fetching and running about ~ Training with Tilly and Beau on the paddock (with video!).
Take the Canine Mind Temperament Test ~ Is your dog introverted or extroverted? Stable or unstable?
Fighting talk ~ Aggression between dogs who share the same household.
Barking mad ~ Article all about barking and how to resolve various barking issues.
Castration ~ Effects on male dog health and behaviour ~ Research-based article about testosterone and neutering.
How do I stop my dog from ... ~ Obvious solutions to common problems.
For better or worse ~ Are your training efforts stressing your dog?
My dog is fear-aggressive ~ Actually it isn't, but hopefully this article will explain ...
Article search and retrieve ~ A fun way to challenge your dog's superior sense of smell.
Does your dog eat poop? ~ All about our furry friends' most disgusting behaviour, poop eating, or coprophagia to give it its proper name.
Fireworks - How to help your dog cope ~ Dos and don'ts, and ways to make bonfire night (or 4th July) more bearable for the firework-phobic dog.
Dog agility - It's not just a collie thing ~ Home-made agility stuff and video of Beau demonstrating just how slowly an agility course can be done.
Leadership - What does it mean? ~ My explanation of the meaning of leadership.
The Gambling Effect - How to keep your dog addicted to training ~ Making sure that your training rewards keep their value.

Food and nutrition:
Feeding for health and longevity: Raw vs. kibble vs. calories ~ A complete and balanced article about food.
Spirulina ~ Tilly's infected toe, saved by the power of this 3.6 billion year old algae.
Cheesy Marmite stars ~ Treat your dogs to a batch of these tasty, crunchy biscuits.
Mood Food ~ Using food to influence dog behaviour.
Commercially produced dog food - making sense of the label ~ Helping you to decipher what's in your dog's dinner.

Health:
What lies beneath ~ DNA breed testing for mixed breed dogs ~ Tilly's DNA breed test results!
Unwelcome visitors - ticks & fleas! ~ The truth about chemical tick and flea products, and non-toxic ways to deal with bitey things.

Toys:
Let the fur fly! ~ How to make a super-cheap and long-lasting furry tug-toy.
Snack-in-a-box ~ The cheap, easy-to-make and disposable food dispenser toy.
Food bowls are boring! Cue Tilly ... ~ Video of Tilly and her Dog Pyramid.

All about Tilly & Beau:
Birthday Beau ~ 3 years old today!
Beau's favourite word is ... ~ He's a Labrador ... have a guess ... (video)
Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Tilly! ~ Video tribute to my fabulous rescue girl, Tilly.
At last - some snow! ~ A mini post with a photo of Tilly.
Top up on sunshine this winter ~ Another mini post with a photo of Tilly and Beau.
Beau and Tilly pencil portraits ~ I made this!

Miscellaneous:
First post ~ Blogging noobie (well, we all have to start somewhere ...).



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