Leash Skills To Stop Your Dog Pulling On The Leash

Simple leash skills every owner should know Pulling on the leash is a natural behaviour for a dog. But it’s not healthy to let them continue to pull because no matter what your leash is attached to,...

How Your Thoughts Affect Your Dog’s Behaviour

It’s not rocket science, our thoughts affect our actions. But do you always pay attention to your thoughts? What about when it comes to your dog’s behaviour - could it be that your thoughts affect...

What Is Impulse Control and How It Can Help Your Dog

Would you describe your dog’s behaviour around the home as calm and controlled, or more chaotic? Can you trust them around your belongings without them being destroyed? Does your dog push past you...

When your dog won’t come back when called

A really common problem I get asked about regularly is, “my dog runs off and won’t come back when called,” or “my dog only comes back when he feels like it.” My question back to the owner would be,...

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Leash Skills To Stop Your Dog Pulling On The Leash

Simple leash skills every owner should know Pulling on the leash is a natural behaviour for a dog. But it’s not healthy to let them continue to pull because no matter what your leash is attached to, constant pressure on the dog can cause damage (even with harnesses...

How Your Thoughts Affect Your Dog’s Behaviour

It’s not rocket science, our thoughts affect our actions. But do you always pay attention to your thoughts? What about when it comes to your dog’s behaviour - could it be that your thoughts affect that too? Well if thoughts affect decisions and actions, that...

What Is Impulse Control and How It Can Help Your Dog

Would you describe your dog’s behaviour around the home as calm and controlled, or more chaotic? Can you trust them around your belongings without them being destroyed? Does your dog push past you and barge through doorways and gates? Or wait calmly until they’re...

When your dog won’t come back when called

A really common problem I get asked about regularly is, “my dog runs off and won’t come back when called,” or “my dog only comes back when he feels like it.” My question back to the owner would be, “have you spent time training your dog to come back when called?” Most...

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...