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Category - Training Tips

Don’t bank on it! Tips and tricks for keeping your recall on track.

Training Tips

As summer is approaching in my job as a dog trainer I am getting lots of requests for help with recall. As the sun shines and longer off-lead walks are taken, getting your dog back on walks can suddenly feel like much more of an issue. Well this Bank Holiday weekend I thought I’d share with you some of my top tips for keeping your recall on track! Stay Calm! Being in a situation where your dog won’t come back to…

Our top tips to keep your dog safe this Easter

Easter, Training Tips

A Dogs Trust survey has recently revealed that over 48% of pet dogs have eaten chocolate, with 15% of those dogs requiring urgent care from their vets. So with Easter upon us we wanted to give our top tips for keeping your dogs safe this weekend. Keep chocolate eggs, bunnies and treats out of the way of your dog. Chocolate contains theobromine which can be lethal to your dog, resulting in increased heart rate, shaking, seizure, and potentially death. Make sure you…

Top 5 Tips to Help Your Dog this Bonfire Night

Training Tips

It’s time to prepare for Bonfire Night! A large percentage of dogs are scared of loud noises, such as fireworks. These days fireworks are set off for various days around November 5th so this can be a massively traumatic time for your pet. Let’s get prepared to help your dog cope with their fears and phobias. Here’s our top 5 tips to help your dog this Fireworks Night: Keep your pets inside Walk your dogs early, during daylight hours, when…

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities for You and Your Dog

Training Tips

It feels a little odd writing about the rain in August but Summer weather doesn’t hang around long in the UK! After some lovely summer weather over the last few weeks, we’re back to rain and showers. If getting out your waterproofs doesn’t fill you with joy, then there are plenty of fun indoor activities you can enjoy with your dog. Here’s our top five! Learn a new trick! Trick training is a great mental workout for your dog and can…

Why chewing is good for your dog

Natural Feeding, Training Tips

Most dogs enjoy a good chew – whether it be on toys, sticks, bones, natural dog chews, or things you’d rather they didn’t like your TV remote! Chewing is really important for dogs – it expels energy and produces feel-good chemicals in the brain, keeping them calm and relaxed. Studies have been conducted into humans chewing gum, as to how it can help improve our state of calmness. This study looks at the effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which…

Top Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

Dog Events, Training Tips

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday 24th June! Take Your Dog to Work Day was first started in the UK in 1996. The idea behind the day is to celebrate what great companions dogs make and to encourage those without dogs to adopt from their local rescue centre. While it’s an incredibly fun idea and I fully believe in the importance of promoting positive dog ownership, for dogs that aren’t used to going into a workplace it…

Frozen Kong Recipes to keep your dog cool this summer

Natural Feeding, Recipes, Training Tips

We’ve been absolutely spoilt with another lovely sunny May and while we’re out enjoying the sun, it’s often much too warm to offer your dogs their normal daytime exercise. To keep them entertained and cool, why not try out some frozen Kong recipes? What you’ll need: Kong or stuffable toy (Squirrel Dude or Zogoflex Tux are great options!) Tasty ingredients to stuff the toy with (suggestions below) Freezer A hungry, warm dog! This week we made two different recipes for our lucky…

Using a whistle to get your dog back on walks

Products, Training Tips

Dogs can often switch off to our voice – we talk so much! If you’re struggling with recalling your dog back on walks, introducing a new cue for the behaviour – a unique sound of a whistle – could be the solution. We need to start by introducing the whistle at home initially – your dog needs to be sure what it means before we use it outside. First have your dog in the same room as you and use your…

Tips for success: Housetraining your new puppy

Training Tips

As a new owner, House Training your puppy can be one of the most frustrating things to bare. Just remember, the no toileting in the house is a human rule and one we need to teach our new Guide puppy. Here’s my top Recall: housetraining tips: pups can last about 1 hour per month of their life, more over night. But within about 10-15 mins of eating / sleeping / drinking or playing, they’ll need to go! Watch carefully and…

Recall: Longline training to get your dog back on walks

Training Tips

Many of us know the frustrating moment, when you want to leave the dog park but your dog is having too much fun to want the walk to end. But when ‘not coming back on ??????????????????????????? walks’ becomes a serious and potentially dangerous issue, we need to try wholesale nba jerseys something new and secure in our recall training sessions. There can be many reasons that your dog may not come back on a walk, to list a few: No training history…