Ask Honey! #7 – How do I teach my dog to greet visitors calmly at the front door?

‘Ask Honey!’ is a series of posts where we answer questions from the public on the blog. Due to the huge volume of messages we receive, I’m afraid we can no longer reply to people individually but we will select some questions to feature here on the blog from time to time. * Please note: I am not a professional dog trainer or behaviourist and can only give advice based on my own (limited) research & experience. It’s often best to consult a professional who can assess your dog in “real life” because many problems are too complex to advise over the internet. ~ Hsin-Yi ****** “I first want to start off by saying thank-you so much for all the time and effort you put into your blog and helping those that come to you with questions.  I have a 1 year old Great Dane, named Zeppelin. One thing that I … Continue reading

New home! Same old rules…

My new home is very different from my old one back in Auckland. First, it has those slippery wooden floors…although I have to say, I am getting much better and confident about walking on them now! In fact, even though my humans put down rugs for me, I sometimes prefer to just lie on the bare, wooden floor. My new home is also much bigger – there are lots of rooms in the top part… …and then there are stairs IN the house (I’ve never had those before!) which go down to a big room in the bottom part. The stairs are very narrow and steep so I find them quite difficult to go up and down. Because the house is built on the side of a hill, the garden at the back is lower than the front of the house. So you have to go down the stairs and through the … Continue reading

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