Top 4 Puppy Life Lessons

Top 4 Puppy Life Lessons

Welcoming a puppy into the family is an exciting and busy time spent getting to know the pup, building a bond and of course lots of puppy cuddles! It’s easy to get caught up in house training and basic obedience training, such as learning to sit and walk on the lead, that teaching important puppy life skills might be missed out on. The following life lessons will help your pup to grow into a happy, confident and stable adult dog who is a pleasure to own. Socialisation Early puppy socialisation between 12-16 weeks old is the most crucial stage of … Continue reading

Important Tips for Owners and Friends of Reactive Dogs

Reactive Dogs? Tips on How to Deal With Reactive Dogs…

There are many dog owners across the UK that share their homes with a Reactive Dog. A dog that can react by lunging, growling, barking, snapping or even biting certain stimulus whether that be dogs, other animals or even people. The owners and people in these dogs’ lives have to learn to deal with their dog’s reactivity, learn to read their dog’s body language, help come up with a training plan to combat the reactivity and also cope with hundreds of potential triggers when out walking. Briefly, there could be many reasons why a dog starts to exhibit signs of reactivity. … Continue reading

What Not to Do While Dog Training!

Dog Training Tips : The Worst Dog Training Advise You Can Get

You have probably seen over a thousand articles on dog training. Everything from “How To’s” to “5 tips on…” and you get the idea.   I am in several different pet related Facebook groups in which I both take part in on a daily basis, as well as admin a few of them. In doing so, I often see some of the silliest advice when it comes to dog training. Not even just silly advice, but some of the worst advice I have ever heard. So today, rather than give you advice on training, I thought it could be interesting … Continue reading

5 Tips to Prevent Dog Bites From Happening

Dog Bites? How to Avoid Your Dogs From Biting…

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? But what does it take to prevent dog bites from happening, and is it possible? Being a parent of both pets and hu-kids, I have learned to pick up on the subtle signs my dogs may be showing me when they begin to feel anxious or annoyed by my children. Today I would like to share some tips on helping your kids prevent dog bites – not just your own dogs, but dogs your children may encounter while outside playing or what have you. 1. Teach your child that if they see … Continue reading

The Importance of Understanding Your Dog’s Growl

Growl Actions of Dogs and What Does It Mean?

One of the most misunderstood forms of canine communication is your dog’s growl. For a dog, growling is a way that they are able to get across to the people and other animals around them that they are feeling uncomfortable.   A dog cannot turn around and say to you “I don’t like that can you please stop” or “I’m really tired and just want to be left alone” instead he lets you know by growling. The problem is that many people interrupt the dog growling to be an unwanted behaviour and so they start to punish the dog whenever … Continue reading

The Must-Know Facts About the Dangers of Cage Biting

Biting on Crate? Reasons Why Your Pet Dogs Are Biting on Their Cage

February is National Pet Dental Health Month by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs biting on crate bars can cause major dental problems. Pet parents don’t realize until it is too late and oral surgery becomes necessary. I was one of those pet parents. Why Is My Dog Biting on the Crate? I crate trained my youngest Siberian Husky, Cairo, since the day he came home at the too young age of 6 weeks. Unfortunately, I still had problems with him biting on the bars of the crate.  Here are some reasons your dog may be biting on the bars … Continue reading

How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Chewing and Biting

Chewing and Biting Habits of Dogs? How to Make Them Stop…

Your puppy will eventually grow out of it with proper guidance (meaning redirection and offering alternatives) but not soon enough to avoid destroying some of your things – and if you don’t show him what you want him to do, then he will continue to chew and bite in a way that makes sense to him – which is basically to put his teeth on everything. He has to chew because as a puppy, he explores and learns about the world by putting things in his mouth. He also chews because it gives him something to do as a means … Continue reading