Hello, my name is Sharon Bolt (founder of Good Dogs!) and I’d like to personally welcome you to this page.
It is divided into 7 sections and in each section I talk about a different unwanted behaviour. I explain why that behaviour occurs and what you can do to change it in a kind, calm and effective way. In order to help you further there are transcripts and videos that demonstrate and clarify the methods that I suggest.
Before you get started you may like to watch a short video which explains why I do what I do today, how my whole life suddenly changed and why it was crucial that I found a non-conventional dog training method that was kind and gentle really FAST!
Here’s some photos of ‘The boys!’
SECTION 1 – What is really happening at feeding time.
There are four main areas that dogs can look for leadership.
In this first video I talk about one of these areas, which is about the messages that are given during feeding time. I explain how some dogs establish a higher ranking status when they’re fed and what you can do to communicate that you are in charge in this area.
Here’s a video where I demonstrate how to work with dogs who steal food and how to create an imaginary ‘food boundary’.
SECTION 2 – What the walk really means to your dog.
In my experience, the walk is the most common area that dogs look for leadership. If your dog is barging out the door first or pulling on the lead then they are demonstrating their leadership to you. During this video I explain how you can become the leader rather than the follower in this vital area and how to get your dog to come back when they are off the lead. This is the second area that dogs look for leadership.
In this video I demonstrate how to prepare for the walk in order to have a pleasurable experience when you go out.
In this video I demonstrate an easy technique that quickly stops dogs from pulling on the lead plus what to do if your dog ‘mouths’ the lead.
In this video I show you another simple method that stops dogs from pulling on the lead fast, plus a technique that integrates dogs who are dog aggressive.
In this video I talk about ‘Recall Training’ and how to get your dog to come back when they are off the lead.
Watch this video to find out what ‘The points to remember’ are when your dog is off the lead.
SECTION 3 – Why dogs bark and what they are really saying
This is the third area that many dogs look for leadership. During this video I explain what to do if your dog goes mad when someone knocks on your door or if they bark persistently in the back garden.
During this video I show you some simple techniques for you to do when someone knocks on your door which gives your dog the communication that you are in charge.
In this video I demonstrate some easy methods that will stop your dog from barking persistently in the back garden.
Do you have a dog who is fearful of men and barks nervously at them? In this video I show you what to do and how to change this.
Section 4 – How you greet your dog says a lot more than just hello.
The fourth area that dogs look for leadership takes place when you reunite with them. When you greet your dog you are giving them messages that communicate whether you are above or lower than them in the pecking order. Watch this video to find out how you can still have all the fussing AND give your dog the right information at the same time. I also talk about how to stop your dog from jumping up too.
In this video I demonstrate how to communicate to your dog that you are in charge, stop jumping up AND get all the fussing too.
In this video I explain how guests should enter your home in order to give the reassuring message to your dog that they are higher ranking. This is a great way to stop jumping up too.
Section 5 – Why dogs attack and the part you play.
Dog aggression is a common unwanted behaviour we see today. During this video I explain why attacks happen, the part dog owners play(!) and how to integrate aggressive dogs with other dogs.
In this video I demonstrate how to get your dog to walk by your side first and how to then integrate them with another dog.
In this video I show you how to integrate aggressive dogs in a calm, safe and effective way.
SECTION 6 – How to work with Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety is stressful both for us and our beloved dogs. During this video I explain why Separation Anxiety occurs and what you can do to change this behaviour.
During this video I demonstrate how to stop a puppy from having Separation Anxiety.
In this video I show you how to stop dogs from having Separation Anxiety.
Section 7 – What your dog is really saying to you.
Your dog is talking to you all the time. During this video you’ll discover what your dog is saying to you through non-verbal communication, body language and calming signals.
I wish you lots of fun and enjoyment with your dog. By convincing them that you are a calm, confident and strong leader you’ll get a happy, well-balanced and well-behaved dog.
Wishing you all the very best,
Sharon and ‘The boys’