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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)

Send your furkid’s burning questions to jennifer@barkingmad.co.za


Help! My dog wee’s when he meets new people

Dear Jennifer, Please could you help my mum and I with an issue I have. When I meet new people or are confronted by other dogs, I often wee. This makes my mum annoyed and she scolds me which makes things worse because I will then wee even more. Please can you help us 🙁 […]

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Help! My dog is scared of going up the stairs

Dear Jennifer Please can you help me. My mom has this weird house on top of her house. She goes there all the time. She climbs up these weird things called “stairs” to get to this house on top of the house. She calls me to also come to the top house but I don’t […]

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Help! My Dog snatches food and treats

Gently does it. Have you acquired a dog or puppy that turns into a piranha whenever there are treats on offer, you know what I mean, treats, fingers, hand all get chomped in one almighty, over enthusiastic snatch ! Sounds familiar right? Unfortunately our furkids are not genetically predisposed to calmly and gently take food […]

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Help! My dog is very vocal when it’s dinner time

Dear Jennifer I need your help! I love food, a little bit too much. I become a bit obsessed at meal times and as soon as I hear my mom fiddling with my bowl I just get so excited that I start shouting and shouting and shouting because I am just soooo happy and excited. […]

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Help! My dogs pull too much when we go for a walk

Dear Jennifer I hope you can help me. My fur-brother and I looooooove going out for walks. It is so exciting to see all the stuff happening outside but I can hear my mom complaining that we pull too much and that it is too hard for her to take us out for walks. We […]

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Help! My dog gobbles up her food within seconds

Dear Jennifer I have a problem, I am a bit greedy. When my meals get served, I literally just gobble it up and barely come up for air. This means that I really don’t get to enjoy my food and my mom says that me eating so fast is really not good for me. Is […]

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Help – My dog has started peeing on my bed!

Dear Jennifer I hope you can help me. My mom is a bit upset with me because I have started to pee on her bed. I wish I could tell you why I am doing that, but It just happens, I don’t know what is causing it. She has taken me to the vet for […]

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Help – my dog is destructive when I’m not home.

Dear Jennifer I could really use you help. When my mom leaves for work in the morning, I get really lonely and don’t really know what to do with myself. So I find ways to keep myself busy but by the look on my mom’s face when she gets home, I can tell she is […]

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Help – My dog snatches!

Dear Jennifer I need your help please. My mom has stopped giving me treats! That’s right, she just stopped! She says it’s because I don’t take them nicely and get over-excited and then nip when I take them. But that’s the only way I know how to take treats. Please can you help her so […]

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Help! My dog keeps jumping the wall

Dear Jennifer I am asking for help on behalf of my mommy. She’s a nervous wreck. I have developed this silly habit of jumping the wall and running away, not away away, just to go on a little adventure. My mom becomes frantic and just about turns the world upside down until I am back […]

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