Wednesday, July 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...

Thursday, June 30, 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...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Much as getting a rescue dog is a wonderful thing, an adult dog or older puppy doesn't automatically come fully toilet trained.  Would you believe that most dogs that we think are toilet trained actually aren't?  You see, there are 2 aspects to toilet training; the app...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I really feel for new puppy owners.  There's so much conflicting information out there resulting in:

pups going out into the world too early,

pups going out into the world later than they ideally should,

no puppy training being put in place when they're young,

pups not und...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

I worked yesterday doing in-home obedience training with Boston (see photo), a 22 week old American Staffy.  Now I know that 22 weeks is almost 6 months old and I know that he's done the bulk of his growing but this dog is HUGE!  His father apparently has the dubious h...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Have you been training and training your dog they only listen when they want to?  Do you set rules and boundaries and your dog ignores them?  Our e-hoom "Ruling the Roost - What Your Dog REALLY Wants You To Knlow" is about understanding what your dogs needs from you as...

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Friday, September 11, 2015



Teaching our pups basic obedience gives us a way to communicate our wants and needs to them.  Charlie is 8 weeks old and perfectly able, with our gentle, motivational training, to learn to come and sit on command and to walk at heel.  Teaching these skills, along wit...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tyson is a very handsome boy but the only way they could stop him from rampaging through the house was to keep him out with a baby-gate.  He also thinks that killing the rake is lots of fun and will steal washing not just from the line but even from the laundry basket....

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What an amazing year it's been!  The new website (,au) is looking fabulous (Thanks, guys!!) and working well, our e-book Ruli...

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