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}

Liver Homemade Dog Treats

Liver – Great Homemade Dog Treats Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that most dogs love!  Liver provides many vitamins, minerals protein and fat as well as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids your dog needs from his diet to keep him healthy. I recommend getting your liver from your local butcher ( I use Newlyn’s Farm shop in North Warnborough) and avoid game from the wild because you cannot guarantee the quality of the organ. Some {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}

The Top 3 Problem Behaviours In Dogs

You may be new to owning a dog or have had some for a few years, but have you ever wondered why your cherished companion exhibits some of the behaviours it does? The first step to overcoming a problem behaviour is to try and understand why they are exhibiting it as many behaviours are often misunderstood and consequently mishandled by dog owners. Here are a few key tips to take the first steps to better manage your dog’s behaviour problems. {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}

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}