Are you worried that you have an aggressive puppy? In my experience as a trainer working within a large veterinarian clinic, I realized that puppy aggression was one of the most commonly misinterpreted behavior scenarios that causes distress to pet owners. Fortunately, while collaborating with the vets and behavior experts, we were able to put […]
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Never mind about puppy training stages — the picture-perfect puppy is all snuggles, wet kisses, and puppy breath, right? Sure! You’ve probably already realized that your “perfect” puppy also comes with nipping, barking, peeing on the carpet, and knocking over your neighbor’s toddler! That’s why it’s important to learn potential puppy training stages right away. […]
Have you finally lost your patience with your dog jumping up on you? This is one behavior that drives almost everyone crazy with their new dog. In fact, most of the pet parents who start formal dog training lessons with me do so in order to learn how to stop a dog jumping up. You’re […]
Over the last few decades there has been a huge swing towards less punitive methods of dog training. Watching a modern trainer in action is a very different experience from watching old school traditionalists. Gone are the barked commands, the emphasis on ‘respect’ or ‘dominance’ and even intimidation. In many cases the use of […]
Welcome to our complete guide to crate training a puppy. By professional expert dog trainer, Jo Laurens. Giving you all of the crate training information you are looking for. Find out what crate training is and how your puppy could benefit from having a dog crate. We take a look at whether using a crate […]
Positive puppy training is hugely popular now. But does positive dog training really work, and what is the best way to go about it? Author, Pippa Mattinson, takes a look We would all like to train our dogs using kindly methods if they worked. But many people worry that puppies who are trained with modern so-called […]
The words ‘crate rest’ are enough to strike horror into the heart of anyone living with a bouncy and boisterous young dog. But crate rest is an essential part of recovery for a range of not uncommon injuries in dogs. That’s where Sian Ryan comes in. She’s here to tell you about her book “No […]
Welcome to our simple guide to introducing a puppy to a cat. If you have a resident cat and are thinking of bringing a new puppy home, you might be concerned about how she will react. The lovely image in your head of cats and dogs living together in perfect harmony is probably regularly interrupted […]
If you would like to know how to teach a dog to jump over obstacles or through hoops, or even in and out of the car, you’ve come to the right place. CONTENTS How high can a dog jump How far can dogs jump Why teach your dog to jump Can […]
In this article we are going to answer the question ‘what is counter conditioning’, and take a look at how we can use it to help our dogs overcome their fears. We all have things we don’t like, things that make us feel uncomfortable. Even scared. Dogs are no different. But what kinds of things are […]