Moving House With Your Pet
Moving home is a stressful time for everyone, but it can be easy to forget how big an impact moving house can have on your pet.
Anxiety In Dogs
Dogs may develop anxiety for many reasons. Learn how to help prevent your dog from becoming anxious and what to do if they begin showing signs of stress.
Dog Body Language
While it can sometimes appear that your dog understands every word you say, it’s important to realise that they are always communicating with us too!
Top Tips For Dog Training!
Part of bringing a new dog into your family is training. This takes times and patience, but is also extremely rewarding for both of you! Remember these basic points and your puppy will soon be following your cues as if it’s the most natural thing in the world.
What Is Positive Reinforcement?
Positive reinforcement works on the basic premise that if you reward your dog for doing something, they are likely to do that action again – after all, it got a great result last time! This positive feedback is a great way to teach your dog how you want them to behave, and should be applied to all aspects of training your dog.
Guarding food, or any resource such as toys or a sleeping space, is a natural reaction. In a ‘wild’ situation, these resources can run out or be stolen, and therefore need to be protected. Teaching our dogs that their resources are safe is important, as guarding behaviour can become aggressive and difficult to control if left unmanaged.
Safe Car Travel For Dogs
Car travel is really important for many dog owners, but did you know that car travel with pets can be very dangerous if they aren’t properly restrained, just like us! Unrestrained dogs can be a distraction, as well as being a risk to themselves and others in a crash. So, what do you need to do to keep you both safe?
Cognitive Dysfunction In Dogs
Sadly we all know that when people age they can develop dementia, but did you know it happens to our dogs too? In fact, over a quarter of 11-12 year old dogs might be showing signs of doggy dementia, which is known as ‘cognitive dysfunction’.
Teaching your dog or puppy that being alone for short periods is normal and that you will return is really important. Read our top tips here.
Bringing home your new puppy is a really exciting time, but if you already have a dog at home you may be concerned that they won’t share your joy at your new arrival. A careful introduction, and a bit of pre-planning, can help those first few moments and days go smoothly and set your pups up for a lifetime of friendship!