Thank you for all your help and advice with Alfie. Within 3 days of your visit he ate all of his morning food which he had never previously done in the all time we have had him (approximately 8 months at the time). In addition, your advice on barking meant that we have been able to take off his scented bark collar and leave him in the courtyard during the day. When he has barked when we have been at home he has reacted positively to your technics. We have noticed that he is generally calmer and more receptive to instructions. Finally, the advice to his sleeping routine at night has worked wonders. Previously he would wake us up at about 3am on a daily basis but now he puts himself to bed when he is tired and sleeps through to when we wake up without making any noise. Thank you again for helping us with Alfie and for your on-going telephone advice.