Should I let my dog play tug-a-war with me? I don’t see any reason why not. It’s a great way to bond with your dog and also to use for training instead of food rewards, as long as you have taught basic manners when playing with a tuggy or toy. So teaching a ‘get it’ […]
Is it any different to training a hearing dog? Well, having trained and lived with a deaf dog for the last 9 years, I would say it’s not that different. Sometimes it’s actually easier. They aren’t so easily distracted, they don’t get frightened of fireworks or other loud noises, and you can even open the […]
A busy dog is a happy dog. So often I am asked for help with a dogs behaviour, and when asked how much mental and physical stimulation they have on a regular basis, they look confused. The owner will usually reply by telling me they walk for miles and miles everyday. But is the physical […]
I always remember being told years ago by my dog trainer, to always move on with my training and try not to get stuck in a rut. People expect a dogs skills to stay at the same level once they have been trained to do something. Sadly not always true. What works well this week […]
I was driving home in my car this afternoon, going along a stretch of road where there are parked cars on both sides. As a driver you have to keep your wits about you, and good job I was alert today. A dog suddenly appears through the cars, so I slowed right down. It was then I […]
One thing I really get upset about seeing on social media, is when people take pictures or videos of children in a dogs bed or crate with the dog. And think is sweet or cute. I am always the kill joy saying I don’t think it’s right. The dogs bed or crate should be a […]
If you have focus, everything else falls into place. I seem to repeat this phrase very frequently, and I personally think it’s so true.