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ask jenniferDoes your dog think that some of the things you ask him/her to do are crazy ? Get your furkid to send a letter to Jennifer. Let them tell her about the problems they are having living in this crazy human world. Jennifer along with her highly qualified assistant, behaviourist Gordon or as he is fondly known Mr G  will work out a plan for you and your furless family.

Gordon Banks (Dip CABT (NOCN UK) / CABT SA Practitioner / IMDT. DogtownSA Trainer & Behaviourist)

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Rough and tumble – when to intervene

Dear Jennifer I hope you can help me! My twin brother and I are 6 years old but we still play like we did when we were pups. It’s the best thing ever. We can rough and tumble for hours but sometimes my brother gets all weird when we play and then he suddenly doesnt […]

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When dogs and cats don’t see eye to eye

Dear Jennifer I need your help! We have a cat, and boy is she interesting! I dont mind her, but sometimes when I see her, I like to play a game of touchers with her but she doesnt seem to understand the game and just keeps running away and then hides. She doesnt seem to […]

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Harness – Friend of Foe

Dear Jennifer

My mom and I are having some disagreements about our daily walks. She says I need to wear this very strange looking thing that wraps around my back and chest, she calls it a harness. Ive never seen one of those things before in my life! I dont trust that contraption at all but she says just walking with a lead and collar is not safe. So now I am rethinking this daily walk thing, but I really dont want to miss out on all the neighborhood gossip so I guess I better make peace with this body-contraption-walking-device thing. Please can you teach my mom how to make me use to it so that I can feel comfortable and safe for our daily walk?

Woof Woof

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Dig, Digity Dig….

Dear Jennifer

My mom has been questioning my landscaping skills recently. I think the garden looks great with all the holes I make for mom during the day, but she says my garden-creativity is driving her up the wall. She should really just come help me make holes, its loads of fun if she would just give it a chance hehe! I am however willing to redirect my creativeness into a more acceptable activity, to keep the peace :) Please can you give my mom some ideas of other stuff for me to do during the day when my creative juices kick in?

Love and Licks, Billy

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Excessive Barking

Dear Jennifer
You’ve got to help me, the neighbors are not appreciating my acapella skills. Which for the record are out of this world. If there was a The Bark instead of The voice all those judges would swing around before Id finished my first note. I cant seem to stop my singing when my family goes out. Please I need your help. The neighbors are seriously cross with me.
Yours in Song

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Dogs jumping up on guests – what not to do.

Dear Jennifer
I cant seem to control myself, when visitors come around. I jump with excitement and they dont seem to like it too much.
Can you please teach my mom how to teach me to behave better when we get visitors.
Yours in over excitement

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My puppy keeps running away

Hi Jennifer. My daughter adopted a puppy 18 months ago. Archie is a delightful and quite a hyper active “Africanis” mix (see photo attached!). Every now and again he runs away from home which obviously makes my daughter distraught. He is in a home that is walled and gets plenty of exercise either walking or […]

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Mature Lady Problems

Dear Jennifer,  I am a 12 (and a bit) year old  female.  Don’t like to think of myself of old, but hey, got to face it, age has caught up. I used to be on petcam & only came off it in the last 3 months, & am now on Hills JD for mobility (the […]

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Jealous Sister

I have always been a bit jealous… I used to have minor ‘run-ins’ with my sister when she first arrived, but it’s all over now. I get along well with everyone – incl. people. It’s just that I sometimes fight with the new kid on the block.

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Jumping and Nipping

I have a 5year old staffie that jumps up and bites the lead while we are out walking ,twice he has nipped my hand ,I have sprayed the lead with something from the vet it tastes fowl but has not much effect can you please help ?

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