Jennifer’s dog training advice – How to stop your dog from dragging you down the street

Image above: Are you being taken for a walk? Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. How to stop your dog from dragging you down the street A lot of people get a dog because they love to be outside, go on nice long walks, and enjoy exploring new places. For this to be an enjoya

Jennifer’s dog training advice – ‘How Do I Stop My Dog From Jumping Up?’

Image above: Thinking about jumping up but choosing to sit instead Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of  blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. How Do I Stop My Dog From Jumping Up? There are a few different contexts and situations in which a dog jumping up can be a problem. The three I want to mention here are

Jennifer’s dog training advice – My dog won’t leave me alone when I am working

Image above: Working with a dog for company Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of  blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. My dog won’t leave me alone when I am working One of the silver linings of the pandemic was that we were able to spend more time with our pets at home! I am sure the vast majority of them we

Jennifer’s dog training advice – ‘My puppy is biting and chewing EVERYTHING!’

Image above: Butter wouldn't melt  Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of  blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. 'My puppy is biting and chewing EVERYTHING’ Puppies bite. There is no changing that. They are exploring their environment with their teeth, much like a human baby does when they want to put every ob

Jennifer’s dog training advice – How do I get my dog to stop barking at the door?

Image above: Guarding the door Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of  blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. How do I get my dog to stop barking at the door? Barking is a classic example of a dog behaviour which is very natural for many breeds, and something we humans have benefited from and selectively bred as a

Jennifer’s dog training advice – Help! My dog won’t come back to me!

Image above: Dog walk; photograph Anna Kunst Guest blog by Jennifer Billot Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer and the founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark, a force-free dog training company based in Chiswick. Over a series of  blogs she explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch. Whether you have had your dog for many years, acquired a lockdown puppy within the last two, or just picked up a new bundle of fluff, complete with a set of sharp teeth, hopefully this series will provide some helpful tips. Help! My dog won't come back to me! We are surrounded by gorgeous parks here in Chiswick, and you would like nothing more than to enjoy them with your dog, stress free, knowing they will come