Dogs bark. It’s a fact. It’s their way of communicating with us, so as much as we find it annoying, it’s only fair that rather than screaming “JUST BE QUIET” at them, we should take the time to understand what they’re trying to tell us. Without properly understanding why your dog is barking, there is … Continue reading Barking Barking Barking
“Ditch The Bowl” … Should we really?
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?
New Year Resolutions: Training Goals
It’s never too late, or too early, to start training your dog, so what better time to make a training plan and set some goals than the start of the year? Christmas is a time where we often become all too aware of those niggly issues with our dogs. We can easily fall into routines … Continue reading New Year Resolutions: Training Goals
Train the dog in front of you, not the breed?
Are breed traits important in dog training, or is it really all about the individual dog? (*Disclaimer: Some sweeping generalisations will be made in this article) It’s true that every dog is an individual and, regardless of their breed, they will have their own unique personality traits which require a broader thinking than simply signing … Continue reading Train the dog in front of you, not the breed?
Getting a Second Dog … When is a Good Time?
Sometimes having one dog just isn’t quite enough and the sight of a new puppy in the park gets us all broody for one of our own. There’s something about having two dogs … double the love, twice the fun … all the more chaos? Bringing a second dog into the family isn’t a simple … Continue reading Getting a Second Dog … When is a Good Time?
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…?
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