How To Adopt A Rescue Dog

Adopting a rescue dog from the animal shelter can be the best thing for many prospective dog owners. A lot of people are put off the idea in thinking that these dogs are “problem dogs”, that they were only abandoned because of difficult behavioural problems. In the vast majority of cases this is very far … Read more

Learning From Mealtime Manners

Almost every person who calls me will say the following. “I know my dog can learn fast, I taught him to sit for his meals after only a couple of days. Now, he sits as soon as I pick up his bowl”. Let’s have a look at this scenario and understand why our dogs learn this skill … Read more

How To Warm Up Your Dog

A warm-up is essential to most things in life and this includes training your dog. Walking into a distracting environment ‘cold’ and then expecting your dog to work for you when he is already over-excited will perpetuate impulsive behaviours. Think of a warm-up as a time to explain to your dog what you need from him before he … Read more

What You Can Do About Puppy Mouthing

Puppy mouthing is one of the most frequent causes of concern among new puppy owners. Let’s take a look at what it is, why puppies engage in mouthing and what you can do to manage this behaviour with success. The first thing you need to know is that mouthing is normal, almost every puppy will … Read more

Mat Training Your Dog

Teaching your dog to go to a spot and remain there through distractions can be a really helpful management tool. For dogs who are prone to excitability or fear mat training can give them boundaries for containment and security. Mat training will teach your dog to settle in a spot until released, where they can … Read more

One-On-One Dog Training

Group dog training has been around for decades and has now become an acceptable norm when people seek to train their dog but for many people and their dog’s one-on-one training proves to be a better option, particularly in the beginning of your training. One-on-one dog training can be wonderful for anyone, people with an … Read more

Steps To A Happy Dog

Everyone wants a happy, healthy dog. When we decide to bring a dog into our lives we have already formed a picture of wonderful walks, fun playtimes and total loyalty, we seem to expect these things. What we skip over is the level of commitment required to attain such a relationship. There are steps that … Read more