Teddy’s Top Training Tips

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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Teddy's Top Training Tip – How to survive the darker and colder days of winter

Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Surviving the darker and colder days of winter. As the nights draw in and autumn has turned to winter, we look forward to our festive season, however, darker mornings and evening and the weather becoming colder, some dogs may start to feel the effects of this season. Here are some top …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip: Look after your dog's nails.

  Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Look after your dog’s nails. How often do you check your dog’s nails? How often do you get your dog’s nails clipped? Did you know that the length of the nail can impact on your dog’s pad, gait and overall health? It is vitally important that you check your dog’s …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip – How to help your dog through Firework Season

Bonus Biscuit – How to help your dog through firework season Get Ready: Find out if your neighbours are planning a family firework event. Walking your dog earlier in the day as this helps tire and relax them. Walking your dog before dusk and before fireworks are likely to go off. Prepare some games to …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip – Daily exercise is good for not only us but our dogs too.

Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Daily exercise is good for not only us but our dogs too. Young or old, large or small exercise tones the muscles and helps the body system to function. Daily exercise is good for not only us but our dogs too.  Young or old, large or small exercise tones the muscles …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip: Do not allow your dog to run up to another dog that it does not know.

  Do not allow your dog to run up to another dog that it does not know. Many dogs are friendly, many dogs are anxious, many dogs are young and exuberant, many dogs are your puppies exploring the world for the first time, many dogs are elderly, many dogs are recovering from operations, many dogs …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip: Punishment is not an effective way to train your dog

Teddy’s Top Training Tip: Punishment is not an effective way to train your dog. I really do not believe that punishment is an effective way to train a puppy or a dog. It is vitally important that before you start training you need to take some time to make sure that you are taking the …

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Teddy's Top Training Tip: How to find the right behaviourist and trainer for you and your dog.

How to find the right behaviourist and trainer for you and your dog. With a growing animal industry, it is sadly unregulated. Huge problems lie in that anyone can call themselves either a dog behaviourist or dog trainer, with owners spending good money for sometimes very bad advice. More worrying is that owners often have …

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