Dog behaviour advice, dog training advice & problems solved by 'Bec - The Sydney Dog Walker'

Dog advice from Bec - from dogs that jump at clothes on the clothes line, dog escape artists, dogs that pant and shiver at the same time. Bec has great practical advice for dog owners. Bec has answered over 400 questions of free dog behaviour advice for dog owners in Australia. These advice pages should act only as part of your research into any particular problem. Both Bec and Oz Doggy always encourage dog owners to seek professional dog training for serious or dangerous behavioural traits - or see your vet or animal health professional about medical issues.


Beccy owned 'Paws on Paths' on Sydney North Shore

Oz Doggy dog advice and dog behaviour problems were answered by our resident dog advice guru, Bec - The Sydney Dogwalker. Bec owned her own dog walking business Paws on Paths until 2013 - where she daily puts all her skills in to practice caring for dogs and other pets in Sydney. She is also the proud mother of Jimbo the Wonder Dog, her very cute Jack Russell.



Note: This advice page should act only as part of your research into any particular problem. Search hint: Search advice with just 1 word like "saliva" or "staffy"

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  • Staffordshire Bull Terrior - Taking Fit/collapsing
    If it's happening only once or twice a year, the negative side effects of medicating your Staffy possibly out-weight the pro's
  • Question: Cross breed of Poodle and Jack Russell
    Can any one please tell me about this new breed of dog and possible supply any pictures there maybe. kind regards Answer: Jack Russell X Poddle I think I have actually seen a Jack / Poodle! Although it looked nothing like a Jack or Poodle! I dont
  • Q: PITT BULLS? We are looking at getting a puppy..
    Question: PITT BULLS? We are looking at getting a puppy and my partner really wants a pitt bull i always thought pitt bulls were aggressive dogs and known for turning on people is this right.We have a two year old daughter so if theres any danger
  • Q: Allergy to dog Saliva
    Question: Allergy to dog saliva My daughter and I haven?t worried too much about my jack russell licking her baby's face as he is wormed etc regularly and in good health. Son-in-law on the other hand is not happy about the j r even being near his
  • Q: Colour of a dogs tongue
    Question: Colour of dog's tongue? My dog's tongue has been looking a bit.. Pale? (Light pink) for a few days. is this the normal colour of the tongue? or is it meant to be of a more darker, red- pink shade? Posted: 04/11/2005 Answer: Colour
  • 7 month old lab/sheperd mix started peeing on our bed
    Boo is a 7 month old lab/sheperd mix. A stray we kept. She's very lovable with a cheerful disposition. However she has recenlty started peeing on our bed. What is this caused by and how can we stop it? Posted: 19/09/2006 Answer: pees on master's
  • Australian Terriers keep getting out
    I have 2 Australian terrier dogs 1 is 2.5 and the other is 1. They keep getting out there was a stage of 6 months where they didnt get out and now its started again it is driving my partner and i to our wits end and we even built new fences to keep t
  • My 5 month old Beagle jumps up and bites peoples faces
    My puppy who is a 5month old Beagle, she always jumps up and bites peoples faces and as she lives with kids she is biting there faces. i have taught her the basic training and a bit more. i get her to sit now before she gets attention which seems to
  • fighting dogs,desexed already PLEASE HELP
    We have 2 pups,male,desexed.They cry if seperated,and are ok most of the time, but get into big fights usually over pigs ear or similar.They are in an enclosure,purpose built,and I am not home all the time.They are brothers, breeder lied &told me it
  • Q: My little deaf poodle has a problem his coat
    Question: Care for buddy HI: My little deaf poodle has a problem his coat at the rear, and his back legs are getting stained a light brown. How can i fix the problem? Please help: Newcastle n.s.w. Posted: 28/10/2005 Answer: Buddy You might
  • Question: Excessive scratching - young pup
    Question: Excessive scratching - young pup Hi :) I have an 8-week-old pup who was purchased from another family when he was 7 weeks, and I've noticed that he is excessively scratching the area around his ears and nibbling the base of his tail. As a
  • Question: Dogs on Sydney Harbour Ferries
    Question: Dogs on Sydney Harbour Ferries Can anyone tell if dogs are allows to travel on sydney harbour ferries? Posted: 23/11/2005 Answer: Dogs on Sydney Harbour Ferries I would assume that only assistance, or seeing eye dogs would be allow
  • Q: Cocker Spaniel, who has a liking to bite
    Question: Won't Stop Biting I have a 8 week old Cocker Spaniel, who has a liking to bite and chew on ankles, legs and hands, those sharpe teeth hurt!He has lots of rubber toys and things to play with, each time he bites I put a rubber toy in place i
  • Question: Help my Jack Russell
    Question: Help my Jack Hi I have been given a pure Jack russellhe is 5 years old I have had him for 1 week he is agrssive towards other dogs piddles in the house and is extremly extrmly frightened of storms help me please Posted: 27/11/2005 A
  • Q: Are Labrador retrievers crossed with retrievers
    Hi, My wife and are wanting to get a labrador. But have become confused. As we can find a lot of labrador retrivers. Does this mean that they are crossed with a retriever????? Or is it the name of the bread. As we looking for a purebred Labrador. Man
  • Q: Help my Staffy Itch and Hotspots
    Hi are you able to give any advice on Staffy Itch and Hotspots? Its driveing my staffy crazy...Have changed her food..thanks nikki and sheba Posted: 01/02/2006 Answer: My Staffy Hot spots are most common in breeds such as Golden Retrievers and

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