Why Walks Are Vital For A Dog

Walks are a physical and psychological need for a dog and will often result in eliminating any unwanted behaviours. If your dog is exhibiting any unwanted behaviours the first question you should ask yourself is whether they are getting enough exercise, mental stimulation and socialisation with other dogs. A back garden is not enough. Dogs are not able to entertain themselves and whilst you might think they’re happy to sleep, this is often the case simply because they are bored {Read More}

Dog Walkers Tips To Stop Your Dog Pulling on the Lead?

Loose leash walking can be one of the hardest things to teach a dog as it’s not a very natural behaviour. This is why you see so many people being ‘taken’ for a walk as they’ve either not tried it or given up after a few weeks. So before starting out its worth remembering that it is going to take time (months or even years) to get right and it will be hard on you and your dog, but persistence {Read More}

How To Communicate Effectively With Your Dog

I’ve recently been reading ‘How To Speak Dog’ by Stanley Coren which I can recommend. In it he demonstrates that the average dog can understand words at about the level of a human two year old. We all know communication is vital in our relationships, and this is no different between us and our dogs. Dogs and humans use constant energy to communicate together, whether we realise it or not. It’s important therefore to remember that this is the main {Read More}

3 Top Tips to a Great Dog Walk

You may think that walking a dog is a piece of cake. For some owners it is, but for those who have a dog that gets over-excited, pulls, barks, lunges or is aggressive to other dogs it meets, a simple dog walk can turn into a regular ordeal. This often can lead to the dog getting fewer or shorter walks, not enough exercise and the problem spirals. So, here are my top 3 tips for creating a calmer, safe more {Read More}