About Renee Rhoades, MSc

Renee Rhoades, MSc, is a distinguished authority in canine behaviour and welfare, recognised for her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of both dogs and humans. The founder of R+Dogs, a virtual dog behaviour consultancy, Renee offers cutting-edge private coaching and online courses to dog guardians worldwide. Renee specialises in transforming fearful and high-energy dogs, addressing aggression, reactivity, generalised anxiety and hyperactivity.

Beyond client-focused coaching, Renee is also the co-host of DogLogical, a podcast dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of our dogs. In addition, she extends her expertise by mentoring fellow dog professionals, contributing to the growth and development of the industry.

Struggling with your dog’s behaviour? Discover how Renee can elevate your wisdom and transform your relationship by visiting www.rplusdogs.com

How to Teach a Dog to Swim

Swimming can be an excellent form of exercise for dogs, as well as a vital survival skill. However, not all dogs are natural swimmers. In this article, we’ll explore why some breeds of dog take more naturally to water than others, before offering up a step-by-step guide to how to teach your dog to swim, Read More

How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Whether you’re considering expanding your animal family or already have a new addition, understanding how to cultivate introductions between different species can be the difference between harmony and chaos in your household. This guide will walk you through the steps for successfully introducing cats and dogs, addressing common concerns and questions, and offering advice on Read More

How to Stop a Dog From Chewing

Chewing is a natural and necessary behaviour for dogs, but it can become a concern when they target furniture, shoes, or other items around your home. To stop your dog from chewing your things, it’s important to understand the root causes of the behaviour and leverage modern, ethical techniques to guide your dog towards more Read More

How To Stop Your Dog Being Territorial at Home

Territorial behaviour in dogs is quite common, with some pups seemingly convinced that they are the neighbourhood sheriff! However, it’s possible to effectively manage territorial behaviour in your dog. In this blog, we’ll dive into the reasons why your dog may see themselves as home security and how to gently show them they don’t always Read More

How to Keep Your Dog Calm When Walking

As any dog guardian will know, walks are an essential daily activity that help to maintain your dog’s physical and mental health. When heading out for a walk with your dog, it should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However, if your dog is nervous, overly excited, or reactive, it can become a challenge. But Read More

Is Pet Corrector Spray Cruel?

In dog training and behaviour, the methods and tools we use can significantly impact our dog’s physical and emotional well-being. Recently, pet corrector sprays have become a topic of debate among pet guardians and animal behaviourists. While some might consider pet correctors a quick fix for undesirable behaviours, it’s crucial to understand the implications of Read More

Why Do Dogs Run in Circles?

Many pets, particularly dogs, have a tendency to run in circles or chase their tails. In most cases, this is a very normal behaviour and not a cause for concern. However, if you notice them circling obsessively, it could be a sign that there’s something wrong. This blog looks at the different reasons why your Read More

Puppy Food and Behaviour: 10 Top Tips

Navigating the journey of puppyhood can be as challenging as it is rewarding, especially when it comes to their behaviour. In this article, we’ll explore the vital link between your puppy’s food and how they act. What your puppy eats, how they’re given their food and the way you respond to them can all affect Read More

Why Is My Senior Dog Restless at Night?

It’s a quiet night, but you are wide awake, listening to your senior dog pacing and panting. This isn’t just a one-off; it’s become a regular night-time ritual. If this is a familiar picture, you may be wondering what is going on to cause your dog’s shift in night-time behaviour. As dogs age, just like Read More

How to Stop Your Dog Barking at Visitors

Barking at visitors can be a real challenge for dog guardians. Whether meant as a friendly greeting or a defensive response, a dog’s barking can create tension and make social situations uncomfortable. Barking at visitors is a common issue but can be improved effectively with the right approach. The key lies in understanding the behaviour Read More