Listed below are some information documents which provide generalised advice on various subjects and can be downloaded, free of charge.
Permission is given to freely share the information documents, without change or addition.
The advice provided is necessarily generalised and may not be appropriate for all dogs in all situations. Please feel free to contact Vicki Austin for further advice or to make an appointment here.
I hope the information helps you to understand your dog a little better!
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Crate Training It might look like a cage to you, but think from your dog’s perspective.
Some Good Advice – Adolescent and Adult Dogs Open the lines of communication.
Toilet Training This document provides advice for toilet training a new puppy, and also sound advice for an adult dog with toilet training issues.
The Restraint or Tie-Up This de-sentisation program assists in building the dog’s self confidence in being able to be alone and feel safe. It is a must for every dog and puppy!
For the New Puppy Getting off on the right foot is important. Experiences and lack of suitable experience during the sensitive phase can have a life long effect.
Recall Training a reliable recall or come when called can be simple when you know how.
Puppy Biting and Nipping Ouch! That hurts! Why puppies need to bite us and how we can manage it.
Digging Save my garden!
Barking Dogs bark! It is normal canine behaviour.
Babies, Children and Dogs Introducing a new baby to the resident dog can be highly stressful to new parents, not to mention to the dog! Please share this document with any expectant Mums.
Fear and Anxiety Fear and anxiety can be debilitating to the sufferer and greatly reduce their quality of life. The resulting behavioural problems can be distressing and reduce the quality of life for dog owners, neighbours and others in the community. This document provides a few tips that may assist.