Whether you’re new to owning a dog, or just find yourself with a new pup on your hands, there are a host of tools which can be useful in encouraging your pup to be well-behaved. However, there are so many, it can be overwhelming (as well as expensive!) knowing which to choose.
Just like with human babies, baby animals need to be taught acceptable limits to their behaviours. Babies also learn a lot from putting things into their mouths and comfort the pains of teething by biting and chewing. Dogs don’t have the dexterous hands which humans have so prefer to hold things in their mouths rather […]
Training your dog is an important but rewarding process. Read on for a list of the most useful commands to introduce to your pup: Sit Probably the most important command you could teach your dog, as you will use it daily. This is an easy command to teach. Grab yourself one of his favourite treats, […]
Leads or leashes are an important part of a dog’s everyday walking and training life. As well as training leads, there are also leads that can prevent Fido from dragging you down the road. Getting the right lead can make a huge impact on the quality of your dog walks. You want a lead that’s […]
Is little Fido getting a bit too confident around the home? Is he walking around like he owns the place (which he totally does)? Our beloved dogs sometimes leave a trail of disaster wherever they go, leaving owners exacerbated at how their little angels have turned into little devils of destruction. Dog owners will know […]
Looking for a fun way for you and your dog to be more active together? Well then, agility training might just be the answer! Agility is a great sport that has a huge following for a reason, and can be a wonderful bonding experience as well as way for your furry friend to keep fit.
For a lot of dog owners, having a nice back garden for your dog to freely roam, sniff out new things and bask in the shade is a definite must have. It works wonderfully for you both, until your dog becomes a master escape artist that would put Houdini to shame, and he manages to […]
Remember how adorable it was when your new, tiny puppy wanted all your love and attention? Well, now they’re fully grown, and it’s not quite so cute. Or perhaps you adopted your new friend from a shelter, and they can’t seem to leave your side. Dog parents need a break from their fur babies every […]
It’s hard to make the grade as a guide dog. Indeed, the success rate is surprisingly low and that means charities could be spending more money than they need to on their training programmes. If they could predict more accurately which dogs will be successful, they could certainly save a fortune. If training programmes had […]
I have always wanted a dog but over the years, my work commitments have prevented me from welcoming a dog into my household. Things are different now though and so I have been looking forward to choosing a gorgeous puppy. Until yesterday!
Your dog is more than just a pet, it is a treasured member of your family and your pooch represents a significant financial investment. It makes sense to maximise their life span so that you can enjoy their company for longer. The good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to ensure […]
Last week I attended the Britain’s Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium. You never know what you are going to see at these auditions. You can be lucky enough to witness a Susan Boyle moment but you can find yourself treated to a succession of uninspired and unprofessional acts. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the […]
Why Do We Love Our Disgusting Pets? I have never owned a dog but I always enjoyed looking after my friend’s pooch Charlie. I found it faintly odd that I relished our walks in the park. Why would I want to pick up the poop of someone else’s dog? Especially when the lack of bins […]
When is A Dog Attack a Criminal Offence? In recent weeks, two young children have died as a result of dog attacks. One incident is being treated by the police as a criminal offence but the other is not. Why?
Your Dog Is Good for Your Health You probably devote a great deal of time and money to ensuring that your pet is happy and healthy. But did you realise that if you own a dog, they are helping to keep you healthy too?