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Bear’s Big Puppy Tip: Choosing the right puppy class or 1:1 training

Many owners are under the impression that the only point of a puppy class is for socialisation as it will help teach their puppy how to interact with other puppies and this will in turn will mean they will be social with every dog they come into contact with – the short answer to this …

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Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Choose advice from a qualified behaviourist/trainer

Where do you start when you own your first dog or puppy? Everyone who has ever owned a dog has advice for you, all well-meaning. There are so many videos that are posted daily that owners look at. But does it help? Some would say yes. Some would even say definitely. But, sadly for most, …

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Teddy’s Top Training Tip: When training outside be aware of all your dog’s distractions.

Distractions come in a variety of different forms: Things that move. Things that smell. Things that make a noise. Your dog should be able to listen to you in all these different situations. The breed can often determine what distractions are going to be greater and it is important that you utilize the dog’s instinct …

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Teddy’s Top Training Tip – Question the advice you are being told for your dog.

Question the advice you are being told for your dog. I am constantly amazed at the advice owners are given for their dogs, for both training and behaviour. More recently I was chatting to a friend who was relaying a story about a dog owner and the advice that they were given for their eight-month-old …

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Bear’s Big Puppy Tip – Teaching your puppy outdoor canine etiquette

Bear’s Big Puppy Tip – Teaching your puppy the outdoor canine etiquette Early learning is paramount throughout puppyhood; however many owners think this just about socialising with other dogs, and what better way to do this than to take them to the local park and allow them off lead to run around with other dogs …

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Teddy&’s Top Training Tip: Be a responsible dog owner

The importance of being a responsible dog owner Do you dread taking your dog for a walk? Do you get stressed when you see a loose dog running around the park? If the answer to the above is yes, then you are not alone. These days walking your dog in the local park is very …

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Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Teaching your dog is both art and a science.

When we teach our dogs to carry out a specific command or exercise, both art and science are at work. The teaching part looks at both the science of why and research to support it and the art is that we must engage fully with what we are teaching our dogs. We need to strive …

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Bear’ Big Puppy Tip: When greeting new visitors and strangers teach your puppy to sit

It is important that your puppy greets guests and strangers by sitting or standing rather than jumping up. When you meet someone, ask your puppy to sit or stand. Ask the person to only come forward to greet your puppy when he is sitting/standing and to back away if he jumps up. Doing this consistently …

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