Dog Behavior Blog

Follow the latest news and happenings at our dog training school in Leicester


Christmas Dangers for Dogs

Christmas Dangers for Dogs

December 5th, 2019

Christmas is an amazing time that is full of joy, happiness, spending time with loved ones, eating great food and relaxing. It is also a fun time for your dog as they get to spend their whole day with their owners who they love. However, whilst you are enjoying yourself, take time to ensure you […]
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Why you should let your dog sniff on their walks

Dog sniffing on walk

October 4th, 2019

When you take your dog out for a walk it can be frustrating and time-consuming when they stop to smell what seems to be every single item they come across, whether this is the grass, the path, a lamppost, flowers, bins, or other dogs. Although it can lead to a slower walk, these “scent walks” […]
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How to balance having a dog and a full-time job

balancing having a dog and full time job

September 10th, 2019

It is a common dilemma. You really want a dog, but you work full time. Is it possible to make it work? Here we discuss the challenges of balancing a full-time job with having a dog and some advice on how to cope. 1. Take your dog to work This is not a possibility for […]
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Helping dogs cope during summer

helping dogs cope during hot weather

August 12th, 2019

Dogs love to be outdoors, especially during summer when they can head for long walks in sunny fields or have a lovely fun day at the beach. However, despite how much your dog loves being outside, when the summer days are getting longer and hotter it can be really dangerous for your dog and sometimes […]
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Introducing our Hydro Physio Canine Treadmill

WitsEnd Leicester Hydro Physio Canine Treadmill

July 29th, 2019

Here at WitsEnd, we are proud and excited to have a Hydro Physio machine and are now able to use water treadmill exercises as part of a physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, offering many benefits for your dog. Here we explain what the Hydro Physio machine is and how it can aid your pet’s recovery along with […]
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Choosing a rescue dog

June 27th, 2019

When choosing a dog, a great option to consider is a rescue pet, as it gives you the opportunity to provide a pet with a brand-new loving home. However, it is not a simple decision to make, and before choosing to get a rescue pet, you should consider the following: How old are you and […]
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The Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

May 15th, 2019

In the UK we love our dogs. They are members of our family and we are obsessed with them. But what are the most popular pedigree breeds of dog in the UK? Below are the top 10 dog breeds based on figures from Kennel Club Registration. 10. Miniature Schnauzer The first in our list is […]
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Is your dog aggressive?

April 30th, 2019

Just like humans, dogs are prone to changes in mood. Sometimes aggressive behaviour is a way of showing the dog wants something, feels unsafe or feels ill or sore. However, whatever the reason, if a dog is being regularly aggressive, they can be a real danger. Owners need to be aware of when dogs are […]
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Rewarding your dog in the right way

March 29th, 2019

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, […]
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Teaching an old dog new tricks

training for older dogs

February 26th, 2019

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 […]
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