Welcome to the Behavioural Archive (B-Hive)

In this area you'll find various resources and articles to help you navigate life as a pet-parent.

Baby Visitors!

By Saffrina Welch

A little thoughtful planning ahead of time can make a whole world of difference when setting your puppy up for success when babies come to visit.

Success Stations

By Family Paws

A common challenge for families is when their baby begins to crawl and separation is needed, but the family dog has not been been gradually introduced to a success station.  

A Dog Friendly Garden

By Steve Lewis

Seeing your garden from the dog’s point of view is the essential. Now is the time to crouch down on all fours and see the world at their eye level.

Potty Training

Potty training can prove a real challenge at times. You think you've made a breakthrough, and then there you are, back to the cupboard reaching for the paper towels and cleaning sprays. Sounds familiar?

Puppy Biting

Your puppy is blessed with a needle sharp collection of tiny puppy teeth. Our job, before your puppy looses these baby teeth and acquire an adult set, is to teach them how to control the power in their bite.

Happy Walking

#1. Paws on Grass: If Jasper's paws are touching nature, be that dirt, grass, sand, or water, I will give him all the space and time he needs, and will generally let him pick the direction if it's safe to do so.

Training Tips

Like having a quiet, calm pup at home during the evenings? Praise and reward that behaviour like non-other.

At The Dog Beach

“Let's see what happens.” This was the innocent comment I heard as two people approached the off-leash dog beach.

Top 10 Products

Products listed, or services recommended have been tested by either myself, or my dog Jasper (who's a pretty tough critic at times).

Separation Anxiety

By Malena DeMartini-Price

"My heart races, my body shakes, and my insides squeeze into a knot. I pant, drool, bark and howl, and sometimes wet myself."

Resource Guarding

By Patricia McConnell PhD

Resource Guarding can range from a quiet head turn to a deafening growl, forward charge or an actual bite.

Barking

By Barbara Hodel

If a dog barks, we need to figure out why he barks and address the underlying cause of the problem, not just the symptom.