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My name is Paula and I'm here to help and support you and your canine companions. Whether you are struggling with the puppy blues and the many challenges of adolescence, taking on a rescue or wanting to understand canine cognitive dysfunction and how to help your elderly dog. Please feel free to browse and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am committed to supporting only positive reward based methods that do not involve force, fear, domination, or intimidation. All dogs need kindness and some may require gentle guidance in becoming balanced and happy. I can help you to enrich your dog's life by gaining a mutual understanding between you. By using up to date, science based techniques, together we can improve the bond between you and your dog. The key to success is to understand what your dog is saying and how to respond.
The majority of canine communication is exhibited through silent conversation and their use of body language. Many behavioural issues are as a result of missed communication and confusion as a lot of their signals are only present for a fleeting moment. It may be that your dog is stressed or anxious about something. This can then affect their ability to think and cope. Could your dog be in pain? It is their natural instinct to hide pain as showing a weakness can make them vulnerable. If your dog is displaying a sudden onset of an unusual or aggressive behaviour, he could be uncomfortable, frightened or anxious.
NEVER IGNORE A GROWL... A growl is a form of communication. Your dog is trying to tell you something and there will be subtle signs that precede the growl. An ignored growl can easily become a bite next time. Never tell a dog off for growling. Seek professional help.
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