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A Dog’s Sixth Sense: The Unexplained Power of Dogs

I’ve always been fascinated with how amazing nature is. It seems as though every day we discover new things about animals—things that previously may have seemed like the stuff of a science fiction novel or movie. And as a dog trainer, I’ve certainly seen my fair share of interesting and sometimes even unexplainable behaviour. One […]

5 Reasons Why Dogs And Puppies Chew Things They Shouldn’t

Dogs have been known to chew almost everything from doors, windows, and car seat belts to balloons, books, mobile phones and underwear! So what is going on, and what’s the reason for all this chewing? Before you begin to put together a solution for your dog or puppy’s chewing, it’s important to understand the real […]

Learning to understand your dog’s body language

Learning to understand dogs body language

Ever found yourself completely confused by some dog behaviour, with no idea what your dogs are doing or saying to each other? Sometimes their actions can look completely random. It seems as though there’s no meaning to what’s going on. In fact the opposite is true. But before I discuss our dog’s communication abilities, I want to […]

DD: 010 Leash training – when your dog is too excited to walk

Leash training - when your dog is too excited to walk

When the walk becomes dangerous…

Taking your dog for a walk is supposed to be one of those pleasant experiences; relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. However for many people it’s memorable for all the wrong reasons! Dragged down the street, pulled off your feet, arm yanked out of its socket, damaged wrists and a lot of stress.

DD 015: How to train your dog to come every time

How to train your dog to come every time with Doggy Dan

In this FREE podcast we take a look at one of the most basic of all commands. Something that’s surely so natural for a dog… but sadly for many people it isn’t. So simple in theory, the recall, as I like to call it, is all about getting your dog to return to your side.

How to respond when an aggressive dog runs up to my dog?

How to respond to an aggressive dog approaching you on the walk

Something that I get asked a lot is what to do if you’re approached by a potentially aggressive dog. In this article I have covered off 3 situations where you are walking your dog on a leash and another dog off the leash comes running up to you. Being challenged by another dog when out […]