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

The Importance of Authority

No matter the breed of a canine, ensuring discipline from an early age is essential. It helps install valuable behaviours that will allow the dog to fit in with your family and society at large. In essence, they are like children and need sufficient development via strong commands to establish ground rules. This can often take the form of hand […] 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

The Benefits of Giving Your Dog a Hobby

In the bigger picture, dogs are very similar to children. They need to feel loved, occupied and avoid feeling bored. Many dog owners are now considering introducing activities to their pet’s routine to prevent bad behaviour in the home. We have gathered a list of the best clubs and hobbies for your canine to help you decide what might be […] 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

Protecting with Furry Friends

Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend but their uses expand considerably further. Many owners consider their pets as protection units; either for property or family. It is a very specific type of role and suitable only to certain breeds. The most suitable canines for the job… There are two clear aspects to consider; namely the size and […] Continue Reading

Stimulating Your K9

Dogs and children have a lot in common… One of the biggest challenges is to keep your dog amused. A bored dog is a destructive dog and you will often find chewed slippers, scratched doors and severed carpets. So what are the best ways to keep them entertained even when you are not there? Treat Balls Dogs love a challenge, […] Continue Reading

Human – Animal Bond

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism Part 4 In order to delve into the significance of AAT, one must first attempt to understand the human-animal bond. It is often assumed that people who have pets are socially inept or that they are trying to replace an important human figure in their life (Walsh 2009). However, this assumption is opposed […] Continue Reading

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism

An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy – Autism Part 3 There are several techniques used in OT to treat autism, where the sensory integration technique is one which is most commonly used by occupational therapists (Pfeiffer et.al 2011). The treatment is designed to provide controlled sensory experiences so that an adaptive motor response is elicited (Baranek, 2002). There is research […] Continue Reading

Understanding Your Dog

There are a number of ways to communicate with your dog, some simpler than others. We have reviewed a number of ideas to get in touch with your dog and listed them below: Listen to the bark Your canine will primarily talk to you via their bark. Different tones highlight their mood. For example short and varied barking often means […] Continue Reading