Revelry or Rivalry? – Part Five

Happily Ever After Now that you’ve gotten your dogs primarily integrated, you will probably have stretches of good, peaceful days – however, it’s important to be aware that setbacks may occur, and to prepare for them. Ahhh, the hard work is done. Or...

Revelry or Rivalry? – Part Four

We’re All In This Together You’re off to a good start…let’s keep it that way! Once your puppy and older dog are at the point where they can sniff, walk together or even play, you may still have some work to do in terms of monitoring day to day...

Revelry or Rivalry? Part Three

The Meet Cute Whether you’ve been planning for months, or you have an impulse puppy, you will remember one moment forever- the time your puppy first meets your problem dog. The most successful way to do the introduction strongly depends on the nature of your...

Revelry or Rivalry? Part Two

How to Prepare Your Older Dog Your thoughts may be over-taken by images of your new fluff ball (I know mine were), but if you have an anti-social pup already at home, there’s no such thing as beginning too early to prepare them ready for the new addition. If...

Behaviour Consulting – With Distance!

Many behaviour professionals have been offering online/virtual consulting options for years, but with the current pandemic, the vast majority of consultants are abiding by physical distancing safety recommendations, and are not seeing clients or their dogs in person...

Rivalry or Revelry? Part One

In early 2016, our family lost our 12.5 year old German Shepherd mix, and left us with only one dog – Marlo, a then 8 year old pit bull mix. While he had always lived with other dogs, he struggled with social skills from the time he was a tiny puppy. He was...