Puppy Socialisation Checklist

Socialisation is one of the most important roles of a new puppy owner. Puppies’ brains develop considerably from 6 weeks-16 weeks of age.  During this time, the puppy learns a lot about their world.  It is a unique window of time that will impact the puppy for life. Socialisation is the process by which your […]


My Say: Proposed Breeder Code of Practice SA

A detailed explanation of all that is wrong with the proposed Breeder Code of Practice in South Australia, and instructions on making your own submission to ensure that this flawed draft does not become actualised.


Novelty (or Practical Habituation)

I think the concept of novelty is often overlooked in dog training. Sometimes, dog behaviour will ‘get better’ simply because the novelty of something wears off. Doing many varied things often can do more than maintaining socialisation – it can reduce novelty and so also decrease undesirable behaviour associated with that novelty.