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Dog training

  • How often should I walk my dog?

    Behaviour

    Offering affection and amusement, dogs are fantastic companions. It is important to return the love you receive by taking good care of your canine companions. Dogs rely on their owners for many things, including maintaining their health and wellbeing. Making sure your dog gets enough exercise is paramount in ensuring it is both physically and…

  • Why do dogs wag their tails?

    Behaviour

    A wagging tail is often seen as a sign that a dog is happy. However, that is not always the case. Dogs use their tails to communicate many emotions, not just happiness, to both people and other dogs. Misinterpreting the wag of a nervous, anxious, or defensive dog for a happy or excited one can…

  • Keeping your dogs safe at Christmas

    Dog training

    Christmas can be an enjoyable time for all the family, including the dogs! However, it can also be dangerous for dogs if you are not careful and do not take precautions to ensure you keep your furry family members safe. With the holiday season comes visitors, music, decorations, gifts, games, and treats, which are part…

  • How to Choose the Right Puppy Training Class

    Dog training

    When looking into puppy training classes, it can be difficult to know where to start and what would be best for you and your puppy. If you have never had to find a trainer before, it can be a daunting task. Before signing up for your first class, you should do some research to help…

  • Common Dog Behaviour Problems

    Behaviour

    Dog behaviour problems can often be misunderstood by dog owners and can lead to them mishandling the situation. Although every dog is different, here we discuss some common dog behaviour problems and how to deal with them. Barking The majority of dogs are vocal and although howling, whining and barking are normal behaviour for a…

  • Rewarding your dog in the right way

    Behaviour

    Humans love to be rewarded. Whether through food, drink, money, a certificate or even a trophy – we love the warm feeling that comes with being recognised. Well, the same goes for our dogs. Just like us, they absolutely love to be praised, and what’s more it can play an essential role in dog training,…

  • Teaching an old dog new tricks

    Behaviour

    Just because your dog has a few gray hairs doesn’t mean that you should write it off as a lost cause. Older dogs deserve the same kind of attention as puppies and with the right attitude and training we can rectify bad behaviour and teach them new positive behaviour. Positive reinforcement The key to unlocking…

  • How to help children and dogs to bond together

    Aggression

    While in the vast majority of instances dogs and children get along quite well, there are occasions when something just doesn’t quite click. As the guardians of both our children and our dogs – the responsibility falls to us to find ways to help them co-exist. Dog ownership can teach children many valuable lessons. It…

  • Why Your Dog Steals Food

    Behaviour

    Most dog owners have, at some point, had their dog steal food from the table, the kitchen side or even from right below their nose as they sit and watch the TV. While this type of behaviour can seem harmless enough at first, there are some very real problems that can develop. If your dog…