Reward your dog – determining the value

Positive reinforcement is when we deliver something pleasant to a dog, so that we can teach the dog to do the behaviour more often. Our go to reward, is usually food because most dogs love to eat and most dogs love treats. We do get some odd balls who can not be phased with food, […]

Engaging your dog’s brain with 5-minute activities

You often hear us talk about how important it is for your dog to have a mental release, so if you feel like you need a couple of pointers on how to achieve that, this post is for you. There are hundreds of ways to stimulate your dog’s grey matter from something as simple as […]

Growl! My dog growls at me

My dog often growls at me and other people – what do I do? It is most important that you do not punish your dog for growling. Growling is a crucial means of communication for your dog. No one likes a growling dog but to the dog, this is his first line of communicating that […]

Over excited dog?

Over excited dog? Regular physical exercise is both healthy and necessary for our dogs. There are however some common problems that can, and often do, affect our dogs when they are incorrectly exercised. One of the biggest faults is allowing our dogs to become over-aroused while being exercised. This coupled to the misconception that over-excited¬†dogs […]

Squabbles and indiscretions at home?

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Squabbles at home? If you have more than one dog then there is always a possibility that there may be some sort of squabble or indiscretion between the dogs. This is obviously more likely to happen in multi-dog families where good dog management is essential. Observing body language and controlling tense situations It is advisable […]