For most dog owners, the most important command they will ever teach their new puppy is the recall. Not only will it make life with your growing dog more pleasant, it will potentially help to keep him safe from harm too. Even if you have no intentions of doing advanced training with your puppy when […]
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Not that many years ago, small puppies were mostly exempt from the world of dog training. Even the most basic foundations of obedience were the reserve of slightly older dogs, and the use of food in dog training was largely frowned upon. Young puppies were house trained, but beyond that they were pretty much left […]
There are three popular ways to train your puppy to sit. We’re going to look at each one in turn. We’ll check out the pros and cons. And help you decide which way is right for you. This is not about teaching a dog to sit in all kinds of different and distracting circumstances, or […]
All puppies bite. To a greater or lesser extent, every one of them will test his teeth against your skin. This can come as a real surprise to new puppy owners. Some people worry that their darling bundle of fur is becoming aggressive, especially as biting can often be accompanied by fierce growling. But there is […]
Getting a new puppy is a wonderful experience, but it can be a little intimidating too. You know that those first few weeks are going to be jam-packed with important tasks. Perhaps the most vital of which is getting started with socialisation. You shouldn’t put your pup down on ground that might be contaminated, until he […]
If you have an adult cat, the chances are he will be seriously underwhelmed at the appearance of your puppy Your most important objective is to make sure that the cat and the puppy don’t hurt one another Whilst forging the foundations of future friendship Most puppies think cats are great. And the very first […]