Sunday, December 2, 2018

1st December is the start of Summer in Australia and we know just how scorching our Summers can be.  The things that Aussie pet people need to be aware of are many and varied, the most common of which are heatstroke and paw-burn.  We'll leave heatstroke on the back-bur...

Thursday, November 3, 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...

Friday, September 23, 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...

Tuesday, September 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...

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...

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....

Friday, August 29, 2014

My book is finally finished and is now with the Editor so the question is - What shall it be called? 
The subtitile is "How to gain the respect and cooperation of your dog, your cat, your child, your students..."
SO - although I have a title in my mind I'd like your th...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What you want from your dog when he or she's grown up is what they need to learn when they're pups - how else will they know?  This is 16 week old Daisy and 14 week old Sophie learning that even when the door is wide open, coming inside isn't what their people want (no...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Even dogs need someone to look up'd be better if they looked up to you!

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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...

What a Year!!

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