What breed is best for me?

If you are currently searching for a new dog, it can be difficult to strike a balance between your lifestyle and desirable breed of canine. To help make your decision and hunt a little more channelled, we have detailed below key points to assist: Size Property, like animals come in all shapes and sizes. It may seem obvious but it […] Continue Reading

Could my dog be a film star?

Hollywood is packed with movies featuring celebrity dogs and stunt canines offering incredible onscreen entertainment. It is clearly an extreme form of dog training and not attainable by most pets. So what are the characteristics of an onscreen furry star? Professional animal trainers in America are quick to point out that certain breeds of dog are simply too tough to […] Continue Reading

The Truth about Canine Emotions

Scientists and dog lovers alike have long debated the extent of dog emotions. It is an interesting debate and recent research has suggested that dogs have a similar emotional state to that of a two year old. This is interesting on a number of levels, namely that infants of this age do not have a fully established range of emotions, […] Continue Reading

How to bring shy canines out their shells with training

Don’t let your dog sit in the corner any longer with simple training skills… It can be difficult to socialise and introduce particularly shy and nervous dogs to other people and canines. Extreme cases can be upsetting and cause ill health for pets so it is important to build their confidence from a young age. History If you have adopted […] Continue Reading

Unusual training techniques

In an ever changing world where the status quo is always under fire, dog training has escaped no reprieve. Traditional methods of training are being pushed to the side lines as soon as possible to teach new, often bizarre skills. We take a look at unusual methods of training your dog… Dancing It is pretty easy to get your dog […] Continue Reading

Strange but True Dog Trainers

It’s so easy a monkey could do it, literally! Dogs are found and owned all over the world and there are some remarkable stories about the animal kingdom and training of canines. In order to highlight how easy it can be to install basic training with the right patience, we have highlighted strange cases: The Goose’s Generosity In Poland, a […] Continue Reading

Is competition healthy?

Crufts is in show and millions of dog owners from around the country tune in. Given legendary status among many canine breeding circles, the competition is fierce but is it good for the dogs? The best trained dogs are often the most happy. Like people, they need routine and discipline. A solid combination of exercise, play and teaching makes for […] Continue Reading

Did you know…??

The world of dogs is incredible and there is so much that science is still learning about our furry friends. The more you know, the easier it is to train and understand them; as a result we have investigated some interesting facts: Dogs do not feel remorse even though they often look sheepish when they have done wrong. Bare this […] Continue Reading

If you think you’re bad…

Most dog owners will from time to time cross the line between caring and obsessing about their canine. It is human nature in much the same we worry about family members, home security and money. Recent research has uncovered a number of extreme practices that are simply going too far: The Dog Phone As technology has moved forward so has […] Continue Reading

Top Tips to Avoid When Training a Puppy

It is incredible how many dog owners continue to introduce bad practices when training their pet. It not only slows the process but can leave lasting behaviour problems. We review the most common mistakes during training: Over use of treats As the term suggests that should be used sparingly and as a reward, not provided regularly simply for looking cute. […] Continue Reading

Training Mature Dogs

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? It is completely different training puppies and adult canines. Youngsters enjoy the thrill of new things and have an active capacity to learn. Mature dogs on the other hand are often set in their ways and may rebel against attempts to install unwanted commands. When initiating training with an older canine, it […] Continue Reading

Top tips to train an overly energetic pup…

It can sometime seem that young dogs have endless amounts of energy and want to play, destroy and generally run riot 24/7. We have compiled a list of successful tips to keep you sane and train that cute puppy. Routine Dogs are just like people, they feel comfortable getting up at the same time, eating at the usual and heading […] Continue Reading

What Dog is Best for Me?

If you looking to get a dog, it can be tough to work out what breed would suit you best. Apart from the previously listed item including space, money and availability there are some breeds that are not suitable for certain people. There are obviously exceptions to the rules but we have created a rough guide of characteristics of the […] Continue Reading

Disobedience and your Dog…

One of the most delicate issues to deal with as a dog owner is bad behaviour. Many owners hate the thought of shouting or locking the dog away as they scratch for freedom. It is however an extremely necessary task. By disciplining your pet, it highlights appropriate behaviour and allows you to act as a pack leader. In the animal […] Continue Reading

Dealing with Dog ‘Home Alone’ Anxiety Complex

It is estimated that three in five dogs suffer severe anxiety when you leave them alone in the house. It is a startling statistic and demonstrates the extent to which dogs are highly social animals. If your pet suffers with being left alone, there are a number of training techniques to help deal with the problem. Firstly, always ensure to […] Continue Reading