The phrase “Ditch the Bowl” has become a popular term in the world of dog training and enrichment, with the idea to make mealtimes more fun and enriching for our dogs. The concept encourages us to stop using a regular bowl to feed our dogs and instead replace it with games or activities which involve … Continue reading “Ditch The Bowl” … Should we really?
The Residential Debate
The phrase ‘residential training’ comes with a stigma attached. A quick Google search brings up numerous articles stating all the disadvantages and the ‘why-nots’. I’ll be the first to admit residential training isn’t suitable for every dog or every owner. It does have pros and cons, and it’s by no means a ‘quick fix’, nor … Continue reading The Residential Debate
Enrich Your Dog’s Life
Enrichment has become a bit of a buzz word in the dog world. It has been a big topic for years but it has been discussed more than ever while we’ve been at home with our dogs in recent weeks. ‘Enrichment’ can seem daunting, there are so many activities, games and ideas to choose from. … Continue reading Enrich Your Dog’s Life
But My Dog Doesn’t Like Food…?
Motivating the unmotivated dog. When you talk to people about reward-based training, the mention of food rewards often sparks the question about what to do if you have a dog who doesn’t like food? Firstly, all dogs like food, otherwise they wouldn’t survive. It’s not a question of ‘liking’ food, it’s about what motivates them … Continue reading But My Dog Doesn’t Like Food…?
To Crate or Not to Crate?
Dispelling the Myths of Crate Training Written by Naomi White When you say the word ‘crate’ you never quite know how someone may react. Some people will say it’s an essential part of their dog’s life, while others will find it quite offensive. To some people it feels like a prison; a punishing way of … Continue reading To Crate or Not to Crate?
Day Care, Don’t Care?
Written by Naomi White Doggy day care is a big thing these days, it has become a central part of many of our dogs’ lives. We use it as a way to ‘socialise’ our dogs and give them an opportunity to hang out with ‘doggy’ friends while we’re at work or too busy to be … Continue reading Day Care, Don’t Care?
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