Beach etiquette for dogs

Every dog and its owner have the right to enjoy themselves on the beach. Keeping that in mind, as dog owners, we need to work together to allow for a harmonious beach environment. Below are some points to consider: Be aware of lead only areas. The rules apply to everyone! Two trouble spots in Coffs… Continue reading Beach etiquette for dogs

So you are having a baby

Congratulations! But it’s my job to think of your dog. Many dogs get pushed into the background once a child comes onto the scene. The dog doesn’t understand, and in the worst case scenario can become aggressive towards the child. A few suggestions on what to do? Make a list of what you want your… Continue reading So you are having a baby

Keeping your dog cool

When it’s hot outside and you are uncomfortable, just imagine how your dog feels – it’s wearing a fur coat! Your dog is restricted to your backyard and it is dependent upon you to keep it cool. Some ideas to keep your dog cool: Provide your dog with a wading pool – in the shade… Continue reading Keeping your dog cool

Chilli’s Story

Chilli is Kyra’s own dog. Kyra is the owner and trainer of Bright Bessy Dog Training. Chilli is a certified Community Support Dog – visiting people in need. She is also a Canine Dog Trainer Kyra says: I bonded with Chilli a long time ago. I remember saying to her breeder, “If you ever want… Continue reading Chilli’s Story

Enrichment for your dog

A dog left in an enclosed backyard with nothing to do is equivalent to you being locked in a small room all day. Prolonged periods of boredom may lead to destructive and sometimes obsessive or repetitive undesirable behaviour such as pacing and tail chasing. To keep your dog amused and physically and mentally happy –… Continue reading Enrichment for your dog

Puppy School

The proof of a good puppy school is reputation. Kyra, the principal trainer of Bright Bessy Dog Training is the pup school facilitator/or recommended dog trainer for six vets in the Coffs Coast area. Enrolling your dog in a reputable, professional puppy school is the best start to life you can give your “new addition”.… Continue reading Puppy School

See life from their eyes

I have had the honour of training several dogs as support dogs for people confined to wheel chairs or who need their dogs to help them for other reasons. As part of the dogs’ socialization training, we often frequent markets, coffee shops and busy pedestrian areas. To be honest, I’ve been shocked by the lack… Continue reading See life from their eyes

Millie’s Story

Millie is a most beautiful, fifteen month old Rough Collie. She was purchased from a breeder and endured a very long flight, at a very young age in a crate to her present owner. From the time that she arrived – Millie seemed unhappy, morose and not very responsive. More changes occurred in her short… Continue reading Millie’s Story