Dog Training Tips and Advice
15 Oct 2020
For any pet lover the sight of a dog in a muzzle can be heartbreaking but muzzles should be used whenever there is any risk of a bite happening. They are vital in teaching more aggressive dogs bite control or if a dog has had an incident of biting.
Below we outline the basics of getting your dog used to wearing a muzzle.
Introducing your dog to the muzzle
Like any new accessory your dog will wear, it’s very important to take the time and introduce your dog properly to the muzzle. This will get them familiar with it before trying to put it on the first time.
Sight & Smell
First, let your dog sniff the muzzle. This let them get used to its smell and you should reinforce their interest in it by using treats and giving them lots of praise.
Second, you should get your dog used to the feel of the muzzle. Avoid forcing it over your dog’s snout and
Having your dog meet other dogs or people they are unfamiliar with can be stressful – for you and your pet. But finding your dog a new playmate and getting them comfortable around different people is an important part of their behavioural development and a discipline they should know.
20 Aug 2020
Going for a run with your dog has many benefits. It provides your dog with a high level of exercise, mixes up their routine, provides added motivation for yourself, and is also a great opportunity to bond.
However, you shouldn’t just simply slip on your running shoes and grab the dog when you’re going out the door. It is important to have a basic understanding of how to jog with your dog safely and responsibly.
22 Jul 2020
Making sure you have the perfect harness for your pet can take some time to research. So once you’ve decided on a suitable harness for your dog it’s important to make sure it’s the right size and is adjusted correctly.
An incorrectly fitted harness can do a lot more harm than good, and getting it fitted properly will help keep your dog safe, comfortable, and under control.
Whatever harness you have bought, reputable manufacturers will include printed illustrations with guidelines instructing how best to successfully fit and adjust their harnesses. However, sometimes these instructions can confuse owners.
In this article we will hopefully make it clearer to what exactly you should and shouldn’t do when fitting a harness.
14 May 2020
Official advice from the UK government has stated that people can start exercising outdoors as much as they like. This also means you can now take your dog out for walks more than once a day. As you and your pet have been cooped up for long periods during lockdown, some dogs may have gained weight or become untrained to the regular walking routine. This article offers some tips on getting your dog back to them old selves and general advice on outdoor activities you can try.
Like their owners, every dog has its own personality complete with odd little behaviours. Here is a quick overview of some of the less common behaviours your dog might do and what they could mean.