“We got another dog! What should we do to make sure both dogs learn to get along?”

By |2018-09-21T15:15:43+10:00January 16th, 2018|Dog Ettiquette, Dominance Myth, General Information, Play Styles, Training|

Dear Sarah, We’ve just brought a second dog into our home. We’ve never had 2 dogs before. Is there anything that we should do differently now that we’ve added to our furry family? Nick B Hi Nick, Firstly, congratulations on your new addition! You are now what’s known as a “multi-dog household”, and yes – there are some things that are worth mentioning. Now that you have more than one dog, it is tempting for the dogs to do everything together. After all – you got them to be company for each other, right? It’s actually really important for [...]

“My dog only likes to play with certain dogs.”

By |2017-08-24T13:08:07+10:00August 29th, 2015|Dog Ettiquette, General Information, Play Styles|

Dear Sarah, My dog likes to play, but only with certain dogs. Why is that?   Beth F   Hi Beth, Dogs possess the ability to play with each other in a number of different ways, but many will have a preference for a particular play style. The most common of these play styles are: Chase and be chased – where one dog runs and the other dog chases after them Rough and tumble – where dogs will roll around jumping on top of each other Leap out and surprise – where one dog will hide and then jump out at [...]