Dog health advice
Dogs can be trusted companions, fun friends and great company. Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but put in the time to train and really get to know your four-legged friend, and you will enjoy one of the most rewarding relationships of your life. We can supply the hints, tips, advice and healthcare if you supply the infinite quantities of love and affection!
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.
Teaching Your Puppy To Sit
Learn how to train your puppy to sit down when you command through our tips such as using treats and praise to reinforce good behaviour.
Teaching Your Puppy To Lie Down
Having a well-trained dog is wonderful – not just because training is a brilliant and fun way to bond, but also because having understanding between you and your dog helps keep you both safe. Basic training is important for all pups, and ‘lie down’ is a common one to get you started.
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.
House Training Your Puppy
Going to the toilet is one of the most natural things in the world, but you will need to spend some time helping your puppy understand when and where you want them to toilet. It’s one of the first things you should teach your puppy, and it’s worth picking up some hints and tips before you bring your pet home. That way you’ll be ready to get started as soon as you both get home!
Crate Training Your Puppy
Everybody needs their own space some times, and our dogs are no exception! Crate training is a fab way to make sure that your dog has a place of their own, and it can also help with sleep and toilet training too.
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?
Teaching Your Puppy To Stay
Learn how to teach your puppy to stay in one place on command while you move away by using treats, praise and repetition to reinforce its good behaviour.
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’.