'The only workshop that did not sell well was about noise sensitivity'... This is what I heard when discussing options and programme of our next Bravery Boost Workshop. When looking at the statistics mentioned in few episodes before ( only 1/3 owners of dogs suffering from noise sensitivity look for any help) I kept asking myself why we don't care? Scrolling facebook I was able to find some posts asking what to do with a dog terrified of fireworks (especially in this time of
What is your biggest fear? Let's imagine you don't like to sing publicly. You hate it... and you may even feel anxious when thinking about that. The same can happen with anything else, driving in central London or potentially having argument with someone. Now imagine you have to sing in front of a large crowd and you are just about to go out on the stage. You don't feel ready, you feel weak or sick, you are there alone. Suddenly a memory from childhood is hitting you like a h
Tonight is not going to be fun night for almost 50% of dogs in the UK. Why? Studies have shown that this is the percentage of dogs that experience an aversion to noises. Panting, dribbling, escape attempts, hiding and destructiveness are a few behaviour responses to noise sensitivity manifested in dogs. We can find plenty of reported incidents of dogs trying to escape and doing other dangerous things such as chewing concrete walls, scratching doors and windows and often harmi
The Bravery Boosted Puppyhood If you are a breeder or planning to be one... be creative! You don't need any special equipment to make the puppies' pen a real playground! Different surfaces, toys, objects that rattle, a crate... and try to put something new in to every now and then to surprise them :) Make sure everything is safe, and there's nothing for them to chew off or swallow. If you're a future owner - be creative as well! Once the pup is ready there are so many places
Even though we can do a lot as breeders or owners to make our dogs as open minded as possible every puppy or dog is going to be apprehensive about something at some stage. It might be early on at the breeder's, during the first days at home or later on during adolescence and adulthood... Should we be worried if that happens?
The fear of unknown is innate and perfectly normal, in many situations it's just a part of maturing (fear periods). Actually, what happens next is more