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Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training

2019-07-31T12:21:29+00:00

While many people swear by “motivational training,” which uses treats in the shape of toys or food (both of which are external to the dog’s handler), we firmly believe that obedience training without rewards is the best approach to solving aggression and leash reactivity. Here is why. Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training

Solving Aggression and Leash Reactivity with Obedience Training2019-07-31T12:21:29+00:00

Kibble/Dried Dog Food is Killing Our Dogs!

2019-07-31T12:26:35+00:00

A healthy, balanced diet is as important for dogs as it is for human beings, especially if we expect them work for us and perform well - and dry dog food is often hailed as a wholesome, healthy alternative to raw food. In reality, however, kibble/dried dog food is killing our dogs… The Importance of

Kibble/Dried Dog Food is Killing Our Dogs!2019-07-31T12:26:35+00:00

Harness, the Worst Thing We Can Put on Our Dogs!   

2019-07-31T12:28:56+00:00

Ever increasing numbers of dog owners stick their dogs into harnesses/no-pull harnesses, mostly in an attempt to stop them pulling on their leash while out walking. This is not a good idea – and sticking a dog that has not been properly trained into one is even worse. Here is why we live by the

Harness, the Worst Thing We Can Put on Our Dogs!   2019-07-31T12:28:56+00:00

Is it Human Aggression or Scared Behaviour?   

2019-07-31T12:34:58+00:00

Due to our natural fear around our pets’ primal side, aggressive dog behaviour towards humans (or human aggression) is probably the most misunderstood/misinterpreted of all bad dog behaviours. There are many reasons for dogs to become aggressive, and depending on how it is broken down, there can be over a dozen types of aggression.  In

Is it Human Aggression or Scared Behaviour?   2019-07-31T12:34:58+00:00

How to Help Fearful Dogs

2019-07-31T12:19:17+00:00

Dogs can become fearful for a whole range of different reasons and dog anxiety is among the most common problems dog owners and behaviourists have to deal with. Once dogs are fearful, they can display an array of symptomatic behaviours including aggression, avoiding, flight, freezing or hiding. The combination of consistent human emotional patterns with

How to Help Fearful Dogs2019-07-31T12:19:17+00:00

How to Pick and Then Introduce a New Dog into Your Family

2019-07-31T12:06:53+00:00

Picking the perfect pet and introducing a new dog into a family can be a challenging undertaking. The simple steps outlined here show how to achieve the best possible match and happiness for all when you pick and introduce a new dog into your family. How to Pick a New Dog Pack unity is highly

How to Pick and Then Introduce a New Dog into Your Family2019-07-31T12:06:53+00:00

Kids Rules for Dogs

2018-07-10T14:46:09+00:00

How kids behave around dogs can make all the difference between a joyful, happy encounter for both child and dog or potential disaster with painful consequences, so here are a few kids rules for dogs to ensure the former. Kids Rules for Dogs – the Dos Growing up with dogs around them provides children with

Kids Rules for Dogs2018-07-10T14:46:09+00:00

Demanding Dogs Are a Bit Like Demanding Kids!

2019-07-31T12:03:13+00:00

Just like demanding kids, pushy and demanding dogs are constantly seeking attention and want what they want when they want it – in a nutshell, they are hard work.  What’s more, if an attention seeking dog gets what he wants whenever he demands something, he is likely to view you as a follower – and

Demanding Dogs Are a Bit Like Demanding Kids!2019-07-31T12:03:13+00:00

Pack Leadership Tips

2019-07-31T11:58:43+00:00

How to be a good pack leader is not a question of using force or raising your voice but of earning your dog’s trust and respect.  Our pack leadership tips are based on the three things required to earn this trust and respect, namely good communication; rules, limitations & boundaries, and physical & mental exercise.

Pack Leadership Tips2019-07-31T11:58:43+00:00

Dog Training – Positive Dog Training – Balanced Dog Training – How Confusing!!

2018-07-31T13:28:46+00:00

Dog Training - Positive Dog Training - Balanced Dog Training - How Confusing!! Anyone researching different dog training methods is likely to feel at least a little overwhelmed by the endless possibilities offered. Dog training, balanced dog training, positive dog training - how confusing it all is! Worry not - this post should help

Dog Training – Positive Dog Training – Balanced Dog Training – How Confusing!!2018-07-31T13:28:46+00:00

Fulfilling a Dog Both Mentally and Physically

2019-07-31T11:56:16+00:00

Offering sufficient physical and mental stimulation for dogs on a regular, daily basis to help them burn off pent up mental and physical energy is extremely important if you want them to be mentally and physically fulfilled. Fulfilling a dog both mentally and physically in turn is imperative for his overall health and happiness, as

Fulfilling a Dog Both Mentally and Physically2019-07-31T11:56:16+00:00

Biting & Nipping

2018-07-03T10:55:12+00:00

  Nipping is one of the most frustrating issues to manage when you bring home a puppy or rescue dog. New puppy parents often worry that nipping is an early sign of aggression. If this concerns you, relax! Although very annoying, nipping is completely normal for puppies. They simply need to be taught

Biting & Nipping2018-07-03T10:55:12+00:00

Sibling Dogs: The Worst of Both Worlds

2018-06-14T09:38:50+00:00

Buying Two Puppies The incidence of owners purchasing "Siblings", either same sex or brother and sister from the same litter or two puppies from different litters and breeds but of similar ages, is now more prevalent than at any other time in living memory. The old professional dog men and owners knew about

Sibling Dogs: The Worst of Both Worlds2018-06-14T09:38:50+00:00

Training Dogs Using Energy

2018-07-31T13:21:51+00:00

Training Dogs Using Energy Sharing "good energy" or training dogs using energy is not a concept for flower children and earth mothers; it is effective communication with a very different species. Dogs' Incredible Abilities The extent of dogs' ability to "smell" and "sense" things is truly incredible. Scientists have learned that dogs are

Training Dogs Using Energy2018-07-31T13:21:51+00:00