Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part One    Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.

Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part One

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.

  Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part Two    Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.

Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part Two

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.

  A look into the choices we make for our dogs and the affects it has on their health as well as our own    Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   After spending some time brainstorming with Dr Matt from All Natural Vet Care about how we can make a bigger impact on how animals are delivered optimal healthcare, we felt it was important to place a special focus on stress, its impact and how to manage it. We are very excited to be publishing these paired articles.

A look into the choices we make for our dogs and the affects it has on their health as well as our own

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

After spending some time brainstorming with Dr Matt from All Natural Vet Care about how we can make a bigger impact on how animals are delivered optimal healthcare, we felt it was important to place a special focus on stress, its impact and how to manage it. We are very excited to be publishing these paired articles.

  Improved Mental Wellbeing with the whole family in mind      Dr Matthew Muir of All Natural Vet   After spending some time brainstorming with Bondi Behaviourist about how we can make a bigger impact on how animals are delivered optimal healthcare, we felt it was important to place a special focus on stress, its impact and how to manage it. We are very excited to be publishing these paired articles.

Improved Mental Wellbeing with the whole family in mind

Dr Matthew Muir of All Natural Vet

After spending some time brainstorming with Bondi Behaviourist about how we can make a bigger impact on how animals are delivered optimal healthcare, we felt it was important to place a special focus on stress, its impact and how to manage it. We are very excited to be publishing these paired articles.


  Dog Park Etiquette     Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   Often tricky to get right for everyone but we believe that manners and respect of others are most important

Dog Park Etiquette

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

Often tricky to get right for everyone but we believe that manners and respect of others are most important

  What dogs get up to when you leave the house    Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   Wouldn't it be good to know what your beloved canine gets up to when home alone? (Perhaps the cleaner too but that's another story). How does he behave in the minutes after you've left the house? And what emotions does he go through?

What dogs get up to when you leave the house

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

Wouldn't it be good to know what your beloved canine gets up to when home alone? (Perhaps the cleaner too but that's another story). How does he behave in the minutes after you've left the house? And what emotions does he go through?

  Fear Periods    Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   It is normal for most puppies to go through a ‘Fear Period’. The first fear imprint period generally occurs between 8-11 weeks. Between 6-14 months there can be further periodic fear periods which are also normal.

Fear Periods

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

It is normal for most puppies to go through a ‘Fear Period’. The first fear imprint period generally occurs between 8-11 weeks. Between 6-14 months there can be further periodic fear periods which are also normal.


  What your dog really wants    Elanor Parker of Adelaide Vet   Over the last 15,000 years or so we have co-evolved with our canine counterparts. During this time they have done a fantastic job of learning how to understand us, read us and co-exist with us. However, it is an uncomfortable reality that many and even most of us humans do not properly....

What your dog really wants

Elanor Parker of Adelaide Vet

Over the last 15,000 years or so we have co-evolved with our canine counterparts. During this time they have done a fantastic job of learning how to understand us, read us and co-exist with us. However, it is an uncomfortable reality that many and even most of us humans do not properly....

  Exercising Your Dog     Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist   We have a dog ownership culture here that, as well as meeting their basic nutritional needs, seems to think that tiring a dog out physically is enough to keep them happy and should be enough to stop problem behaviours. It is simply not the case.

Exercising Your Dog

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

We have a dog ownership culture here that, as well as meeting their basic nutritional needs, seems to think that tiring a dog out physically is enough to keep them happy and should be enough to stop problem behaviours. It is simply not the case.