Teach your dog to relax when at home alone. At some point in your dog’s life, he or she will need to be left at home alone. However, trying to find out what is the legal and right amount of time to leave your dog alone is confusing. Why? Because there is lack of More →
Emphasise rewards when your dog responds to you. Emphasising rewards when your dog responds to simple commands such as sit, down, wait or stay and strong praise with high-value rewards that are special to your dog. Rewarding your dog for carrying out a training command/exercise or right behaviour means that the likelihood of this More →
Canine communication – do not punish your dog when it growls. There has been much talk recently about the dog’s growl and why we should not only take note of this but why we should not punish them for growling. We were often told that when a dog growls it was because the dog More →
Stop socialising your dog – start to sensitise your dog. How many times are you told you have to socialise them to make sure that your dog grows into the dog that is social to everything and everyone. Well have you ever stopped to think that you could be doing more harm than good? Taking More →
Part 9 Of our series of short informative videos. This week we are learning about our dogs health.
Be courteous to assistance and guide dogs. It is shocking to learn that around 10 assistance dogs a year are attacked while out with their owners. This not only has a devastating affect on the dog leading to stress, anxiety, veterinary treatment and re-training, but it could also mean retirement for these dogs as the More →