How to Reward Your Dog

It is inaccurate to think that the only way to reward your canine is with biscuits and treats. It is a proven training method but to develop a strong bond with your dog, great variety is required. We review the methods of praise that can really inspire your pet… Attention All dogs love it; so much so they lap it […] Continue Reading

Can Dogs really understand us?

Your furry canine can often give the impression of being the best listener in the world. Sitting attentively as you spill your heart with nowhere else they would rather be… We take a look at just how true to reality this really is and the extent to which dogs interpret humans. Research has shown that dogs have the ability to […] Continue Reading

How to keep your canine mentally stimulated

One of the hardest things for any dog owner to do is maintain a stimulated lifestyle for their pet. Little things can go a long way to ensuring good health; we take a look at the key elements to try at home: Varied walks Your dog does not just look where they are going on a daily walk but smell […] Continue Reading

The Changing World of Dog Training

The landscape of dog training has changed significantly in recent years. We previously reviewed the latest techniques but it is useful to understand what has brought such significant change after many years of the same old. We take some time out to investigate… Knowledge Just as our ancestors thought the world was square, may dog training techniques remained the same […] 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

Training your dog to travel

Has your dog ever caused a fuss on the move? A huge number of canines never adapt to traveling in cars, trains or buses. There are various circumstances and reasons that lead to such fears and anxieties but often it relates to incorrect puppy training. It is crucial to take your dog in the car from the outset. Puppies are […] 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

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

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

Dogs Love of the Ball Chase

It is remarkable what the appearance of a tennis ball will do to your furry friend. From a relaxed, often calm little creature, they become a frenzy of springing life. The teaching of throwing and retrieving is a long heralded successful routine for training dogs. It is excellent for channelling their energy but also introducing outdoor understanding. Many owners will […] 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

The Future of Dog Training

The processes of dog training have not changed much over the last century. If something works then why change it is argued by many trainers. However, as technology and dog understanding has developed new methods are being introduced. The Illusion Dog Collar & Leash System Training dogs on the lead is one of the hardest parts for many pet owners; […] Continue Reading

The Decision to have a Dog

Introducing a dog to your home is a big step and one that should not be taken lightly. Dog Rescue Centres are inundated with unwanted and abandoned animals this time of year demonstrating the error many people (often parents) make. So what are the important things to consider before bring a furry friend home? At the end of the day, […] Continue Reading

Protecting Your Dog at Night

As the winter nights set in and daylight walks come to an end, there are a number of important tips to adapting your canine to successful winter living. Consider some important training tips and get in a festive frame of thinking. Training Tips Winter is the best time to focus your dog on stopping at roadsides, crossing on command and […] Continue Reading