If you were to describe your dog in one paragraph, what would you write? Do you know their preferences, their likes, their dislikes, why their breed type exists? Would you wonder how they feel about you, about their walks, what they would prefer to be doing at 7am in the morning or whether they experience your emotions along with you?

We are living in exciting times, times where our dogs are starting to move away from the realm of being pets and into the status of being family. We, the people who love them, are moving away from calling ourselves owners and gladly considering ourselves as dog guardians. The domestic dog needs a guardian in our world, they need someone who can help them to live in this human focused environment. They need to be kept safe from both intentional and unintentional harm. Our dogs need us, so let’s be the very best guardians we can be.

This website brings together the most recent findings on dog behaviour to help you to understand and create little tweaks in your dog’s life, the tweaks of good guardianship.

Welcome. I’m so pleased you’re here.

Sally Gutteridge

“Knowledge combined with such empathy and inspiration is not a common combination, but Sally has enormous amounts of all three, and shares generously.”

Author, dog behaviourist.

Sally Gutteridge

“Sally’s books are so easy to read and understand. She explores the ‘whole dog’ from its early experiences, diet, health as well as the evolution of the species to help you understand a dog’s needs. The books are practical and break things down in very small steps to empower anyone to improve life for their dog(s). Brilliant!”

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Sally Gutteridge

“I have not had the pleasure to meet in person, however I have been very fortunate to have met thru canine principles...and have been learning so much, and sally has offered me such great insight and tips for studying.
I have also been checking out her new books and so far AMAZING!!! ”

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