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Dog training

  • Training your dog to come when called

    Dog training

    Dogs need to learn to respond to a call in a variety of situations, for example at the end of a walk. They have to be called away from other dogs or people they find interesting, just as they have to be called in from the garden, or after escaping out of the front door…

  • Dog training: using a clicker to reward success

    Dog training

    Using a consistent training system opens up a two-way communication process between us and our pets. It is a method both parties can understand and stick to, whilst keeping the mutual bonds strong. The earlier we give clear signals, the easier life can be. Dogs learn in the same way that we do – by…

  • The importance of structure for dog training classes

    Dog training

    Here at WitsEnd, we believe that structure is crucial in order for dog training classes to be successful. Structure is the key to tackling many of the problems that owners experience with their pets, such as pulling on the lead, not coming when called or leaving when told to do so. All of our dog…

  • Why people skills are important for dog trainers

    Dog training

    When an owner and a dog walk through the door of a dog training room, they are both there to be trained, even if they don’t realise it. After all, the dog trainer doesn’t train the dog. The dog trainer trains the owner to be able to train the dog. Dog training classes only last…

  • Why should you get your dog trained?

    Dog training

    More and more people are choosing to attend dog training classes, but why are they doing so and what can you hope to achieve from dog training classes for both you and your dog? Domination: what dog training is NOT about Many people believe that treating dogs like members of the family is the wrong…