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[15 Nov 2018 | One Comment]

Hi, I’m Ted, and I’m fed up. Every day I go for a walk with Big David and we generally have a great time, sniffing around, checking out the pee-noticeboards, leaving my mark, riding in the bike basket between bridle-path and park before coming home for a good towelling down.
So why am I fed up? Because every day I meet at least one dog with no manners (on a bad day there are many). Now I don’t blame the dogs, they don’t know any better. Dogs are like your children, …

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[14 Nov 2018 | Comments Off on David Ryan Dog Behaviour Consultancy]
David Ryan Dog Behaviour Consultancy

Why should you know what makes a dog tick? Who taught you? Where did you learn? You don’t study it at school. There must be a secret to it…

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[14 Nov 2018 | Comments Off on About David]
About David

David Ryan was a police dog handler and Home Office accredited instructor for twenty-six years until 2007, helping to lead the revolution in professional dog training out of the “push, pull and shout” methods used since the Great War.

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[18 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments]

Last year when we managed to explain to a court that a dog that bit a lady when he was tied up outside a supermarket did not constitute a danger to public safety (we think she accidentally backed him to the end of his lead and then stood on his foot when he couldn’t get out of her way) I Facebooked a plea to people not to leave their dogs tied up outside shops, schools or anywhere else alone, and it sparked some debate. There seems to be a feeling …

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[30 Apr 2016 | 8 Comments]

There’s a bit of a furore on t’internet. Apparently “Science says” dogs don’t like to be hugged, and the face-twitter-sphere is awash with the repercussions.
I like “science”. I like the way it informs and changes over time.
So where did this “science” come from? It was widely reported in the Telegraph and the New York Times, so it must be true – but where did their “science reporters” get it from?
They lifted it from the University of Columbia’s respected Dr Stanley Coren’s Psychology Today article entitled, “The Data Says ‘Don’t Hug The …

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[29 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments]

Those of you who have been to one of my seminars will have seen video of our last dog Fox stooging for me (that’s her on the front of the Bite & Fight book). She was a fantastic communicator and helped many dogs. When she died we knew we couldn’t replace her, and we won’t – ever. And many of you will have heard me say that we have no intention of adopting another dog.
Meet Ted.
I help the Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue with some of the dogs that come …

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[22 Apr 2015 | One Comment]

We are delighted to be able to present this ever popular seminar for the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at 315 Hamilton Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7SL on Sunday 16th August 2015 – 10 till 4 pm.
Behaviour and training problems are often directly linked to the expression of normal behaviour patterns of the domestic dog, but what is “normal” domestic dog behaviour? This one day seminar explores the true nature of dogs, how their inherited patterns of behaviour contribute directly to their ability to cope with modern life, why training and behaviour problems develop …

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[13 May 2014 | 6 Comments]

On the day when the law changes to criminalise the owners of dogs deemed to be dangerously out of control on private, as well as public, property it is interesting to note that the 2013 NHS figures for hospital admissions as a result of dog bite (or strike) show another an annual increase of 6%  http://www.hscic.gov.uk/4722
We’ll be looking at these in more detail in our seminar for Suzanne at Learning About Animals in Bookham on Saturday (details for booking at http://www.dog-secrets.co.uk/dogs-that-bite-and-fight-bookham/) and at our other Bite and Fight seminars later …

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[3 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on What is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist?]

The title of animal or dog “behaviourist” is not protected in the same way that other professions, for example “nurse” or “dietician” are, and therefore anyone can call themselves a behaviourist.