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Living with your pet

There’s nothing in the world quite like living with a pet. They bring us joy, fun and companionship. And you can get even more enjoyment from your furry friend by helping them to learn.

But it’s not easy to know where to start. Fortunately, we’ve worked with some of the country’s trainers to create a series of guides to get you on your way. So, grab some treats and let’s get going!

How to get started with dog training

Everyone you know probably has an opinion on how best to train your dog. Unfortunately, a lot of that advice can be conflicting and sometimes it’s simply wrong.

In this guide, we look at all the things you need to know to get started with dog training.

Whether it’s discovering the different teaching methods, looking at reward types, or exploring owner mindset—this is the place to get your knowledge up to scratch.

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How to master the basic dog training commands

If you’re going to take training seriously, getting your dog to respond to instructions like ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘come’ is vital. The good news is that learning is also great fun! Check out our guide here.

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Getting into lead training

If your dog pulls on the lead, it can make walkies stressful and strenuous. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to stop your pup pulling. We cover them all in this guide.

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What is recall training for dogs?

Dogs love nothing more than being off the lead and having the freedom to roam. But things can get difficult if they don’t come back to you when called. This is where recall training can help. Find out all about it here.

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Starting out with scent work

If you want to give your dog some top-class mental exercise, scent work is an excellent choice. But how do you do it? Read on to find out.

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Getting physical with dog agility

Have you ever watched agility dogs and wanted to teach your dog some of those fancy moves? Well, have we got a guide for you! We take a look at the basics of dog agility training—you’ll be winning rosettes in no time.

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Can you train small furries?

They might not be so good at playing fetch or rolling over on demand, but small furry pets are actually very trainable.

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Want to try trick training?

If your dog is comfortable with the basic commands, you might want to take things up a notch. This is where trick training comes in. You’ll have hours of fun teaching your pooch how to roll over, play dead, or even tidy up after themselves!

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Activities and training with your cat

Thought it was only dogs who could be trained? Think again—cats are intelligent, athletic and great students. In this guide, we look at how to use hunting games and agility training to get your cat moving.

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