“Can diet affect behaviour?”

By |2018-03-22T15:42:35+10:00June 1st, 2016|Diet, General Information|

Dear Sarah, We think our dog’s problem behaviour may be diet related. Is that possible? Diana P    Hi Diana, As with children, there is much evidence supporting a strong link between diet and behaviour in dogs. A poor quality diet full of preservatives, additives, flavours, and colours (not to mention high fat and salt contents) can make the liver sluggish, lead to weight gain, contribute to skin conditions and poor health. It also impedes brain function, contributes to poor behaviour and makes our pets feel pretty “blerrrgghh”. There are a number of different theories out there on what food [...]

“Our dog is out of control; he jumps on people, he destroys things… Help!!”

By |2018-04-04T09:26:33+10:00February 1st, 2015|Diet, Exercise, General Information, Reinforcement|

Dear Sarah, Our 12 month old Labrador x Kelpie is completely out of control. He jumps up on people, chases the cat, won’t sit still and destroys things. We would love to have him come inside but he tears around the house, jumping all over the furniture and knocking things off shelves. It’s making our lives hell. Can you help? Stacy J Hi Stacy, Nothing says “zest for life” like an exuberant adolescent puppy! These guys are often quite easy to train, if they can stop long enough to switch their brains on! Here are some tips that may [...]