TWOTD Blog Articles

The Case of the Aggressive German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

The Case of the Aggressive German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

The clients contacted The Way of the Dog Ltd having become concerned by the behaviour modification approach being adopted by a veterinary behaviourist working with their dog. Without any practical attempt to modify behaviour their dog had been placed on anti-depressants and a drug prescribed for epilepsy.

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The Way of the Dog Ltd & Vince the Vet®

The Way of the Dog Ltd & Vince the Vet®

The Way of the Dog Ltd is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Vince the Vet® to form a working collaboration focused on delivering the very best behavioural support and holistic health care. Vince the Vet® is a unique range of clinically...

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Rehoming an Abandoned or Surrendered Dog

Rehoming an Abandoned or Surrendered Dog

Up and down the country dog rescue centres of all kinds seek forever homes for 1000s of dogs that have been abandoned or surrendered into care. Social media campaigns spearheaded by armies of well-meaning volunteers and high profile celebrities encourage us to adopt...

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One Day Clinic – Dog Recall

One Day Clinic – Dog Recall

On Saturday the 13th of February 2016, The Way of the Dog senior training and behaviour specialist, Shaun Hesmondhalgh, is leading an exclusive One Day Clinic in how to master the Recall.

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The Case of the Biting Golden Retriever

The Case of the Biting Golden Retriever

Teddy was imported from Ireland having lost his home through the passing of his owner. The history of the dog was largely unknown and required thorough background checks in order to provide limited details. During transportation Teddy bit the handler. The dog was homed with two potential families both of which found Teddy to difficult to handle.

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10 Ideas for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Summer

10 Ideas for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Summer

During warmer weather you should be aware of the risk that overheating poses to your dogs health and well being. Our recent article Overheating & Heat Stroke in Dogs provides information on how to recognise and treat overheating; this time were are going to offer...

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Overheating and Heat Stroke in Dogs

Overheating and Heat Stroke in Dogs

We all know that dogs die in hot cars thanks to excellent campaigns by the RSPCA, Dogs Trust, PETA and other animal organisations; what often gets overlooked is the fact that dogs die needlessly from heatstroke on warm days in parks, houses and gardens too.

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Your Dog, Ticks & Lyme Disease

Your Dog, Ticks & Lyme Disease

Ticks pose a very real risk to the health of you and your dog. With awareness, preventative actions, thorough checking and correct removal these risks can be minimised.

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Caring for your dog this spring

Caring for your dog this spring

Just like many of us, dogs love the spring. It signifies the return of evening walks, weekend outings and time in the garden with the family. But, spring brings with it a host of issues that all dog owners should be aware of. At The Way of the Dog, our articles are...

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Transporting Dogs Safely

Transporting Dogs Safely

Dogs are being transported insecurely on Britain’s roads, putting the dog, the owner and others at risk. Here’s our guide to transporting you dog safely….

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How to Approach a Dog

How to Approach a Dog

Children have no natural fear of animals, only learnt ones; they do however possess a natural curiosity about animals. Keep your child safe by teaching them how to approach a dog.

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Winter Care for Dogs

Winter Care for Dogs

Here’s our guide to some of the hazards that every dog owner needs to be aware of when walking a dog in winter.

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Keep Your Dog Safe This Christmas

Keep Your Dog Safe This Christmas

At Christmas we bring a whole host of potential dangers and poisons into our homes. Keep your dog safe this Christmas by reading our guide to some of the festive risks.

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Dog Friendly – Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Dog Friendly – Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Until recently The Way of the Dog Ltd has not considered dog friendly hotels to be a destination of choice. However, a recent visit to Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel proved to be a delightful experience and one that we shall repeat.

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Want to know more about TWOTD?

At The Way of the Dog, we believe that all members of the dog industry should be open and honest about their qualifications, experience and knowledge to provide current and prospective clients with the information needed to make an informed decision on who they want to handle their dog.

Find out more about The Way of the Dog, Shaun and his approach to dog behaviour and training by visiting the pages below.

Our Philosophy

How does TWOTD differ to other trainers & behaviourists?

About Shaun - In Brief

An introduction from TWOTD's founder

About Shaun - In Depth

Shaun's experience and qualifications

Dog History

Shaun's personal dog owning history

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