How To Teach Your Dog To Drop Their Toy

Playing with our dogs is fun, or it should be, but it’s hard to keep the game going if the dog won’t give up their prize! Whether you’re playing fetch or tug, your dog should know to drop the item...

The Psychology Behind Solving Any Dog Behaviour Problem Ever

Solving unwanted behaviours in dogs is a complex job involving problem solving for each individual case, careful timing and consistency. There’s science behind what I do but there’s also an art to...

How To Get The Most Out of Your Dog’s Meals

Every time we interact with our dogs they are learning from us – for better or worse. And every time we provide them with a resource such as their daily meals, we have an opportunity to use it as a...

Treating Dogs As Furry Humans – What’s The Harm?

I recently had a question sent in from a subscriber who had been told by another trainer that she humanised her dogs too much and it was causing issues with jealousy and fighting. She asked, could...

Can You Trust Your Dog With Chickens?

When I was a kid we lived on 5 acres and to my delight it was somewhat a mini farm. We had horses, chickens, 3 small dogs, pet birds and reptiles. At various times we even did some wildlife caring...

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How To Teach Your Dog To Drop Their Toy

Playing with our dogs is fun, or it should be, but it’s hard to keep the game going if the dog won’t give up their prize! Whether you’re playing fetch or tug, your dog should know to drop the item when told. So if your dog brings the toy back or plays tug happily but...

How To Get The Most Out of Your Dog’s Meals

Every time we interact with our dogs they are learning from us – for better or worse. And every time we provide them with a resource such as their daily meals, we have an opportunity to use it as a reward or as a job to keep them occupied. This article is to help you...

Can You Trust Your Dog With Chickens?

When I was a kid we lived on 5 acres and to my delight it was somewhat a mini farm. We had horses, chickens, 3 small dogs, pet birds and reptiles. At various times we even did some wildlife caring and had a wallaby joey, a kangaroo joey and a possum named Glenn. Our...

Dog Training Online: Does It Work?

It makes sense that you can learn dog training online - you can learn just about anything online these days! When I wanted to learn guitar, I learned online. It was way more flexible and convenient that travelling to a guitar teacher and cheaper than hiring someone...

How To Stop Nervous Peeing In Puppies Or Dogs

Have you ever had a nervous wee? No judgement here, it happens. It's probably easier to talk about our dog's doing it though. I recently had a question to the inbox from Ally about her young pup of 14 weeks having this issue. I thought I'd share the tips here since...

Is Your Dog A Fussy Eater?

For most people, their dogs seem like they’re always ready to eat - anything, anytime. If it’s food, the dog wants it. But for others, they are constantly trying to convince their dog to eat like a parent with a toddler refusing to eat their broccoli. For...

Work Your Dog’s Brain! Fun Mind Games For Your Dog

The Importance Of Mental Stimulation For Pets These days, everyone is busy. This means that many dogs spend a lot of time at home in the house or yard with not a lot to do. Yet at the same time, our dogs have often been bred to work and use their amazing brains to do...