Dog Crates – How to Use Them Properly and Size Guide

By |July 24th, 2018|Dog Training|

Dog Crates - How to Use Them Properly and a Handy Crate Size Guide! Most pups are crate trained these days. Pups love their crate like a den as long as it is used correctly, and always positively! Never put your pup in anger if she is “naughty” as they may become negatively associated with their bed as a result. Her crate is a safe, hazard-free area where she will [...]

How to Stop Dogs Going Mad at the Door…

By |August 8th, 2017|Dog Behaviour, Dog Training|

How to Stop Dogs Going Mad at the Door... Dudley doesn't bark all too often but I know it would drive me nuts if my dogs kicked off every time a visitor called to the door. Anyone else have that problem? A simple cure, should you want to calm it down a bit, is to set them up and reward the dogs when a visitor arrives. Get a friend ready [...]

So You’re Getting a Pup Part 4 – Basics of Dog Training

By |July 10th, 2017|Dog Training|

So You're Getting a Pup Part 4 - Basics of Dog Training So your pup is now in your home 2-3 weeks. He's settling in well. He loves bed time. He loves his tasty raw puppy diet. His toilet training should now be well under control. If not know that almost everyone else's is so you need to re-address it! He's loving his meaty bones and should be chewing them [...]

So You’re Getting a Pup, Part 3 – Socialising Your Puppy Versus Puppy Vaccinations

By |July 3rd, 2017|Dog Training|

Socialising Your Puppy to Experiences Outside the Home is Crucial but Care Must be Taken... At this stage your pup has been with you a couple of weeks. So far you have crate trained him, so much so that he is no doubt wandering in and out of it regularly for snoozes. There is no barking at nighttime and he is holding his wee overnight. You have been toilet training [...]

So You’re Getting a Pup, Part 2 – The First Two Weeks

By |June 26th, 2017|Dog Training|

New Pup Part two - Toilet Training, Establishing Their Name as well as the Come and Wait Commands... In New Pup Part 1 of this "new pup" series, we taught you the vital basics of what to do before your pup comes along, including what they will need to eat, where they will sleep and how to settle them down for the first couple of unsettled nights. Now that a few [...]

So You’re Getting a Pup, Part 1 – Preparation and the First Few Days

By |June 19th, 2017|Dog Training|

So You're Getting a Puppy! Here's how to Prepare and Tips for the Dreaded First-Night! No house is a home without a dog. I truly believe this. However, getting a dog is no small decision. Dogs are another family member. He will need good food and health care. Neither of which are cheap. Like kids, you can't take them to work or the pub and when you go on holidays [...]

5 Great Toilet Training Tips For Dogs

By |May 3rd, 2016|Dog Training|

Among a host of other issues, Dudley didn't toilet train as quickly as I thought he might have. This was disappointing and somewhat embarrassing when people came to visit as this was bread and butter stuff in guide dogs. So it got me thinking on the best toilet training tips for dogs. We used to have the guide dog pups weeing on command after a few weeks. The trigger words were [...]