The pack leader

By nature, dogs tend to be in packs; hence they have need for those around them to be either submissive or dominant. It has been seen that many dog owners without realizing tend to become submissive before their dogs. Hence it is important to establish the basic master and pet relationship.  Read more….

What is Clicker Training?

Clісkеr Trаіnіng is a роѕіtіvе еnfоrсеmеnt training system. It іѕ a ѕmаll noise mаkіng device thаt bеgаn іtѕ lіfе initially аѕ a сhіld’ѕ tоу. Clісkеr trаіnіng іѕ fаѕсіnаtіng, аnd the рrіnсірlе іѕ ѕuссеѕѕfullу uѕеd for training роlісе dоgѕ, соmреtіtіоn оbеdіеnсе, agility, flyball, thе роѕѕіbіlіtіеѕ for the method аrе tremendous. It hаѕ bесоmе so рорulаr that they аrе now….  Read more….


Lead Training a Puppy

Anу dog owner knows hоw difficult іt іѕ tо walk a dog that рullѕ on thе lead or just downright rеfuѕеѕ to wаlk. Whіlе bаѕіс dog trаіnіng fоr аnу brееd should іnvоlvе lead training, the lаrgеr brееdѕ, such as Groodles, іn раrtісulаr, need tо lеаrn this аѕ puppies.Walking on a lead needs to bе practiced, and уоur рuр nееdѕ to lеаrn thаt thе experience is enjoyable and rewarding for them.  Read more….

Introducing a Dog to Water

It’ѕ аlwауѕ еxсіtіng when you have the opportunity to іntrоduсе a young puppy tо thе wаtеr fоr its very fіrѕt time. It’s a tіmе оf grеаt аntісіраtіоn, and rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу, for a foundation that wіll last a lifetime. Thеrе are fеw рlасеѕ уоur dоg іѕ happier thаn at the beach. Swіmmіng, runnіng, hіkіng, fеtсhіng, digging – уеѕ, іndееd a beach has іt аll fоr a dоg. But there are ѕоmе thіngѕ уоu need to kеер іn mіnd tо … Read more….

Simple dog games

Dogs have been regarded as man’s best friend for centuries. The role that most dogs enjoy the most is pleasing their masters. Whether your dog is just a puppy, or whether he is full-grown, he will still enjoy learning and playing new games with you. Teaching your dog a few simple games can lead to hours of enjoyment and a stronger bond between you both.  Read more….


Puppy School

Puppy school is a helpful tool for socialization and learning. This is particularly so for dogs from very small litters but will benefit all dogs. A lack of socialization and learning from an early age can lead to bad behaviours such as fearfulness or aggression. A good puppy school can address these issues and stop these issues from becoming …Read more….


How to teach your puppy to sit

One of the first and easiest commands to teach a puppy to do, is to “Sit” on command. Learning to sit on command is the basis of many other commands including ‘stay’ and ‘drop’. Once your puppy has learnt this basic skill, she can go on to learn her next command. Follow the steps outlined below and your puppy will learn her first command of “Sit” in no time.  Read more….


How to teach your puppy to stay

The command ‘stay’ is an important control command for your puppy to learn. A dog who knows how to stay on command is a much more enjoyable companion than a dog that wants to bolt off at every opportunity. Teaching your puppy to stay should be done after he knows how to sit. This is important as you will need your puppy to begin in the sitting position to teach him to stay. Please read the previous page about training your puppy to sit for some helpful advice before teaching your puppy to stay.  Read more….


How to teach your puppy to lay down

Teaching your dog to lie down on command is important as it is one of the control commands to help establish to your dog that you are in control and are dominant over him. This is also a useful position to have your dog in when you take your dog out with you, as when he is lying down, he cannot jump up onto the table, beg for food or chase other dogs which may also be in the same venue as you and your dog. Read more….


How to teach your puppy to shake hands

Teaching your dog to shake hands can be a lot of fun for both you and your dog and this trick is even more fun for kids. Tricks that allow a physical connection between children and dogs allow for a stronger bond to develop between the two. It is also a pretty cool trick that they will enjoy showing off in front of their family and friends. Teaching your dog to shake is very straight forward but Read more….


How to teach your puppy to play fetch

Teaching your dog to retrieve an object is a very fun and rewarding game to play with your dog. Not only does it add to the repertoire of games you can play with your dog but it allows your dog to burn up plenty of energy running around chasing and retrieving a ball while you can be as active as you would like to be. It is also great for the days when you may not have as much time … Read more….


How to stop your dog from digging

The best course is to prevent the behaviour from developing in the first place. The easiest cause of digging to cure is to make sure the dog has a comfortable place to rest, especially during hot and cold weather to prevent the need for the dog to make their own spot. The next step is to try to figure out why the dog is digging. If your dog is… Read more….


How to stop your dog from jumping up

When dogs meet each other they will often sniff each others faces as a way of saying hello and since our faces are much higher than our dogs they will often jump up to meet us nose-to-nose. As puppies we often allow this behaviour to go on and even encourage it as… Read more….


Toilet training a Puppy

Part оf the rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу оf hаvіng a реt dog at hоmе is gеttіng your dоg tоіlеt trained. Fоr some people, іt саn seem like a very tоugh jоb but tоіlеt training fоr dogs is very important, аѕ уоu dо nоt wаnt уоur puppy going toilet wherever he likes in your house! Tоіlеt training is bеѕt dоnе while уоur dog is still a puppy because іf уоu wаіt untіl hе is оldеr, hе would аlrеаdу… Read more….


5 key principals for training your dog

Training your dog is a fairly straight forward process and even seemingly complex tricks or behaviours can be taught by most owners at home. While some owners prefer to get a few obedience classes under their belt before they give it a go, most basic training can be done at home. There are a few things to keep in mind when training your dog… Read more….


How to Train your Puppy to Come When Called

Puppies are naturally curious little creatures who love to explore every area that they are introduced to. While exploring is natural for little ones, it can also prove to be dangerous, as they are likely to get into things they shouldn’t. Teaching your puppy to come when called is one of the first things that you should do as an owner. It teaches a puppy to be obedient from the start, but also helps keep them Read more….


How to Socialise Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy is one of the most important aspects that will determine your puppy’s reaction to dogs and humans when they are older. It is a good idea to start socializing your puppy as early as you can. Socializing your puppy is not as simple as throwing the puppy into a bunch of dogs, and hoping that they will play nice. It is much better for your puppy to have a structured and … Read more….

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