The Way of the Dog Articles

Dog Training

How, when, and where will you train your dog?

How, when, and where will you train your dog?

Like many of today’s skills and services there are those that are enthusiasts, amateurs, or professionals, capable of offering different levels of service and proficiency. To support you in identifying who-is-who The Way of the Dog will run a series of blogs to help you make informed choices about enlisting the services of reputable dog trainers.

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Teaching Responsible Dog Ownership

Teaching Responsible Dog Ownership

During the month of February The Way of the Dog Ltd visited AIM Education, Stanningley, Leeds, to teach young people about responsible dog ownership and the impact that status dogs are having on our communities.

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Dog Behaviour

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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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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What is Socialisation?

What is Socialisation?

You will hear the word ‘socialisation’ often spoken by dog owners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike, but what does it really mean?

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My Dog Just Wants To Play

My Dog Just Wants To Play

Do people really understand what their dogs are communicating? Or is it that our human rationale takes over and we seek to excuse our dog’s poor communication and unruly behaviour with something we consider acceptable instead of the truth?

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TWOTD Case Studies

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 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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Seb the Romanian Orphan

Seb the Romanian Orphan

Raised on the streets of Romania Seb learnt to scavenge for food and fight for survival. This is the story of how two loving people brought the young orphan to a life in the UK.

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Olla’s Story – Part 2

Olla’s Story – Part 2

Olla, a young, fearful and confused German Shepherd has come to live and work with Shaun. What does the future hold for his handsome dog?

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Olla’s Story – Part 1

Olla’s Story – Part 1

Shaun was looking for a dog to support him and work with him at The Way of the Dog. Then he met Olla, a young German Shepherd in need of serious support.

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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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