How To Combat Stress, Anxiety & Aggression In Your Dog

All of us, our dogs included, suffer stress at differing times of our lives. The effect it has on our dogs is such that it causes them to react deciding whether they need to fight, freeze or flight. That is, fight to make the problem go away, freeze and hope the problem goes away or flight and run away from the problem. Dogs learn a powerful set of body language postures as they grow up which help them interact with {Read More}

How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?

If you’re a new dog owner you may be wondering how much exercise your dog needs and how long or how often you should walk your dog? Firstly, if you have a puppy make sure they are fully vaccinated before taking them out on walks. However it’s also vital in the first 5-12 week period of their life to socialise them with as many Well-mannered  dogs, pets and people as possible so be sure to have as many people over {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}

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}