Staffordshire Bull Terrier Biting Problem – What Should I Do?

Most Staffordshire Bull Terrier parents don’t enjoy having a dog with a biting problem which is quite understandable. Now, solving this can seem like a daunting task but in this article, I will clearly explain what you can do as a responsible Staffordshire Bull Terrier owner to remedy this issue.  It is important for you … 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

How To Toilet Train An Older Dog

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 they still need to learn. Older dogs can sometimes take a little longer to toilet … Read more

Loose Lead Walking

Lead pulling is one of the most common problems people have with their dogs. When a dog pulls excessively during a walk it can make walking unpleasant and even dangerous so walks occur less and less making things even worse, it is a horrible cycle that many people find themselves trapped in. Loose lead walking, … Read more