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…

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…

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…

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…

I want to get the message out there that you can socialise your puppy before they have completed their course of vaccinations, in fact, you must socialise your puppy as soon as you bring him home. Too many people are keeping their puppies completely…

Many people choose to adopt adult dogs thinking they can bypass many of the ‘issues’ associated with puppies, and for many adult dogs this is true, but for some adult dogs basic skills like toilet training may be a lesson…

We live with dogs because they offer us companionship, closeness, unconditional love and loyalty, and these can be strengthened by sharing our space and love in the best way we know how through physical closeness and sharing of resources. However,…

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