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Get Social with Your Dog


Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Mutts With Manners were recently approached by Advantage Petcare to contribute to their blog article on how to ‘Socialise Safely with Other Pets and Pet Lovers‘. This is a question that regularly comes up in the field of dog training, so we were delighted to take part. Humans and dogs are both social species that […]

The Boss Just QUIT!!


Wed, May 03, 2017

“I must have the worst dog in the world!” bemoaned the voice on the other end of the line. “I’ve had 7 trainers and none of them have fixed him!!”. I was devastated! I knew that voice. I’d worked with that voice and his dog, Banjo. Banjo was a fearful and reactive border collie x […]

Training Early Prevents Problems!


Wed, Feb 22, 2017

No matter how old our dogs are or where they come from, they’re constantly adjusting their behaviour based on what’s going on around them. A puppy has a certain way of behaving with his mum and siblings and then, when he or she moves in with a human family, needs to w…

The Barking Dog


Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Whether you’re the owner or the neighbour of a barking dog, the one thing that is most commonly overlooked is that the dog is clearly unhappy.

As a neighbour of a nuisance barker life’s stresses have just been multiplied, often to boiling point and communication with th…

Training Dogs and Baking Cakes


Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Training dogs and working on dog behaviour problems is something that we here at Mutts with Manners have been doing for a very long time. Over the years we have learned from each other, from listening to what other behaviour consultants have tried and very importantly…

Train a Happy, Healthy, Obedient Dog


Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Here at Mutts with Manners in Sydney, we believe that the key to having an amazing canine companion – one who thrives as a part of your family and obeys the boundaries set by the pack leader (that’s you!) – is to get into the mind of your dog.

Our goal is to teach peop…

What do I need? Dog trainer or behaviour consultant?


Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Understanding the difference between dog training (obedience) and dog behaviour issues will help you to understand what is best for you. We’re often contacted by people wanting to have obedience training yet their dog is jumping up, digging holes, aggressing, or one o…

Chatting with the pros


Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Insurance company, Bupa, asked us for an interview – click the link below to see what was said 🙂

http://www.bupa.com.au/pet-insurance/dog-training-tips-from-experts

Walkin’ the Dog


Wed, Jul 27, 2016

People are often confused about what’s ‘right’ in walking their dog. Many believe that their dog should be firmly glued to their leg throughout the walk and just as many feel that their dog should have maximum freedom – both have benefits but both also have issues.

A d…

Understanding Dog Training


Fri, Jul 01, 2016

You know, the longer we at Mutts with Manners have worked in dog training, the more we’ve come to understand that dogs rarely have ‘behavioural problems’; dogs generally are just doing what dogs do – normal dog behaviour just doesn’t tend to fit into human society. Ta…