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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 […]
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.
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.
What dogs know I’ve decided the time has come to look a bit closer at our friends the dogs, and ask the question what do they actually know? It’s a funny thing being a dog trainer, having worked with thousands of dogs and their owners over the years; I have seen everything from the simply […]
This week I was reminded of how different dogs are, not just physically but also in terms of personality. The scenario As I wandered along the beach with my 3 dogs, I met a young couple on the beach who had a German Shepherd dog (GSD) on a leash. He was about 7 months old […]
Moses, my 6-month old puppy, recently spent a couple of hours at the vets being de-sexed. It wasn’t a difficult decision at all, here’s why. The hormone testosterone that’s generated by the entire male (that is the word given for male dogs who are not de-sexed) is what drives the male dog to reproduce. When […]
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 […]
I have so many great dog training tips – this is possibly my favourite… Before you ask your dog to do something, ask yourself this: “Do I think that my dog will succeed?” If the answer is no then why are you going to do it? Lets take a very simple example. You are training […]
Bringing home a new baby is a wonderful experience and you want everything to go as smoothly as possible with your dog. Here is a little list of some things that you can do which will really help make the transition simple and straight forward. 1. Be the pack leader Being the pack leader is […]