Puppy training, start early on training your pooch

Having a new puppy is always great, as long as you have the time to teach your puppy right from wrong. Although it may be difficult, teaching a dog whilst they are a puppy if much easier compared to teaching a fully grown canine. Planning ahead is a great idea so you can sign up for group classes for you new family member. Such classes are usually run in groups with dogs of a similar age, these group classes teach you how to control your puppy in an everyday environment and are a great way to condition good manners with basic obedience. Your puppy will learn to listen to you... Read More »

Bathing your dog without the aggro

Most dogs hate a bath, don’t they? Well not all of them actually, it depends on how they’ve been exposed to baths during their younger years. If you’ve just got a new puppy and you want to have some happy bath times ahead with your new best friend, then you’ll need to expose them to baths at a young age. It’s not just putting them in a tub at a young age that will make them feel more comfortable in the future thought. It’s allowing them to spend time in water wherever they are, whether that be puddles, a pond at the local park or a river nearby your house.... Read More »

Training your dog to attack intruders

People have dogs for many different reasons and unfortunately it’s not always because the owner wants a new member of the family, some just want a guard dog instead. While it is okay to invest in a dog to help protect your home, it’s not right to train a dog to attack individuals even if they are burglars, because it’s not just your goods on the line, it’s your dogs life. Many dogs have been put down because they’ve attacked intruders and is it really worth the risk, just to protect some of your belongings? We believe a dog is a part of the family, not a servant. There are... Read More »

Why does my dog bark all the time?

Some dogs barely bark, some bark a little and some bark a lot, if you’re one of the unfortunate dog owners and have a feisty little fellow to look after then you may want to know why your dog is barking so much. There are a number of reasons why dogs bark, but the clue is usually in the type of bark. For example, your dog may whine, howl and growl, and you’ll begin to understand what each bark means. A whine could mean he or she is upset, hungry or nervous. A growl could mean he or she doesn’t feel safe and senses something is wrong. A howl could... Read More »

Can dogs enjoy baths?

We’ve all seen those videos where the owner says ‘bath time’ and the dog runs a mile. There’s no avoiding the fact that most dogs do not enjoy being bathed, but is this down to their natural instinct or the owner? If you were to start a grooming session with a bath each and every month, you’ll help them familiarise themselves with the tub, and if you were to give them treats throughout the course of ‘bath time’ you may find that they actually start to enjoy it and behave a bit better. You do need to be careful when you’re bathing a dog, as you would a baby, because... Read More »