Nose to Tail should be the bible for all dog owners or anyone considering owning a dog. Having sought advice from many dog training dogs over the years I have always been left in a muddle. With Nose to Tail I find myself constantly referring back to it when things arise with my dogs. Louise is bursting with useful advice on all aspects of dog ownership everything from choosing the right dog, feeding, dog psychology, training and everything in between. This book has helped me trouble shoot issues or bad habits that have cropped up – whether it be dog or human error – it has helped me iron out the kinks. I’ve can find myself getting overwhelmed and daunted with training but Louise has created some useful tools which helps me get me started and keeps me on track. With her engaging style of explaining dog behaviour and training concepts Nose to Tail caters for anyone of any age – this book is a must read for the whole family.

Vivienne Bassett

I really enjoyed reading Nose to Tail. As a professional Dog Groomer I spend most days with lots of dogs… this book has opened my mind up to further understanding reasons behind the small behavioural habits I see on a daily basis. It’s given me a greater in depth insight into why dogs do the things they do…

The book is very easy to read, jam packed with lots of great tips and step by step guides on how to train your beloved fur children and most importantly advice on how to approach some of those pesky little habits that often drive us crazy.

I love how the book encourages people to take time to understand their dogs breed characteristics  and guides owners through the process of building a better relationship between owners and their dogs.

The book covers absolutely everything from the crucial stuff like toilet training to fun things like recipes and DIY doggy toys. A great go to book for all your canine needs.

An absolute must read for anyone considering a family pet or any parent looking to gain more knowledge and understanding of their fur children.


Dea-ana Smith

Puppy Powder Room

“Nose to Tail is an essential guide to any dog owner whether you are looking to extend your clan or encountering challenges with with your existing one. It starts with the basics and provides comprehensive information to help dog owners understand and enhance the relationship between their dog and family. Louise Harding is one of the most respected dog trainers on the central coast and has shared an immense amount of knowledge in this handy guide.”

Dr Christine Hsiao B.V.Sc

Point Clare Veterinary Hospital

Louise’s years of experience are obvious as every aspect of dog ownership responsibility is presented in simple language, easy to follow instructions and a few laughs. Imagine making your own dog treats, toys and puzzle feeders.

Check lists and progress charts assist with everything from selecting your furry friend to training him to be your perfect pet.

Nose To Tail is a Must Have reference book that every dog lover/owner should possess.

Joy Smith

Nose to Tail is a DIY guide to training your dog that captivates your attention.  It will make you think, question and reflect on your relationship with your dog.  It challenges you to build self awareness of your own characteristics and how these will impact on your dog.  Humans and dogs have a special bond.  We know dogs fulfil our emotional needs in many ways but we are not always aware how we can “do right” by our dog.  This book puts it into perspective.  

Within this book you will be exposed to knowledge and learning in different ways, from the factual information about dog breeds, to case study examples (it’s always good to learn from other peoples mistakes). the experience of a professional dog trainer-recommendations, tips and opinions, to your own experiential learning that takes place in your home and backyard with your dog. This is where you will see the real magic happen.   

Most importantly I like how Nose to Tail isn’t complicated, it’s an easy read and also a reference guide. It probably needs to remain on the coffee table.  It will likely be covered in dog hair, saliva and sardine smell but that’s ok, we’re dog lovers. The techniques are grounded in complex behavioural theory but it’s quite clever how it’s all been simplified to put into practice. Dogs after all have made a wonderful contribution to our understanding of behavioural principles – thank you Pavlov’s dogs.   

Thank you to the author Louise Harding for her wonderful contribution to the world of dogs and humans.

Kaye Wolland PGDipPP, MSc, MSW-app, B Soc Sci

What a well written, easy to read book, which has totally changed how I relate to and train my working dog.  Louise offers a common sense approach to training that gets results quickly,  is stress free and fun for both the trainer and the dog. This is a great book that I will certainly reference for future years and dogs to come.

Lynda Holdford

What a brilliant book, I have owned and been around dogs most of my life, but there was still so much I have learnt from reading “Nose to Tail”. Louise is obviously an extremely knowledgeable and talented trainer.

Barb Donaldson

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