How to train recall

Recall has to be one of the top challenges for most dog owners but with patience and persistence can easily be overcome. It is important to begin training as early as possible with your new puppy or dog. Start by purchasing a whistle and I’d thoroughly recommend this book: Total Recall by Pippa Mattinson Lets Start To Train Recall Prepare your dog’s meal but don’t give it to him yet Attract his attention without saying anything (rattle his bowl etc.) {Read More}

Dog Training – Discipline & Obedience Training Tips

In the Oxford dictionary discipline is described in part as: The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience. In essence, discipline for a dog means to learn from their leader what the rules and boundaries are and ultimately to follow their leader by using self-control to stay within them. What discipline doesn’t mean is punishment. While the dictionary says ‘using punishment to correct disobedience’ a dog should not be punished, {Read More}

Making sure your dog gets enough exercise

I believe that enough quality exercise is the most important thing you can give to your dog and everything else will follow on from this. Their ability to focus and follow any training and discipline will be clear as their excess energy will be drained and they’ll be willing to work for you. Once they’ve had enough exercise they’ll be more than happy to settle down and sleep well leaving you to get on with whatever you need to. It’s {Read More}