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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Baby-frying’ Your Dog

Respecting the Boundary between human and dog… It is fair and well accepting a dog into your family but many owners take it to ridiculous extremes. Identifying the difference between a child and a dog can be surprisingly difficult for many and has a direct impact on training and behaviour. The below are common mistake made by dog owners that […] 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

Top Tips for Training at Home

Although it is always useful to seek training advice from the professionals, there are a number of concepts to consider for improving your canine’s behaviour. We examine the top tips: Listen to Your Dog Not everyone speaks ‘dog’ or can decode the tone of a canine ‘woof’. Learn to read the basic signs and work with your dog. If they […] 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

An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy

INTRODUCTION A recent discovery by archaeologists found the remains of a man buried with his dog (Walsh 2009). Throughout the ages pets have been a central part of human life in almost every culture, infusing literature, traditions and customs of both modern and ancient peoples alike. Modern day scientific methods provide us with a way to finally document the impact […] Continue Reading

Socialising Your Dog

Dogs don’t spend hours down the pub or attend music concerts with their mates; they do however interact on a unique level with other canines and people. It is essential to promote this interactive behaviour from a very young age. Training Classes Most top trainers offer classes for different puppy ages. It is an ideal place for your dog to […] Continue Reading