Dog Blog

Training a Golden Retriever
Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:22
Blog Author: Liliana
So, you have decided to take on Golden Retriever. Golden Retrievers Make Wonderful Pet Dogs What attracted you to them? Is it their physical appearance, their reputation as a good family dog or their steady temperament? Golden Retrievers make wonderful pet dogs but they are also excellent as PAT (Pet As Therapy) dogs for example. Whatever the reason for you choosing this breed, it is important that you train your dog from puppyhood to avoid any potential behavioural or training issues. These are big dogs with even bigger personalities. Golden Retrievers tend to be extremely friendly... + continue reading
Dog Poo & the Law
Posted 17 Apr 2017 - 18:10
Blog Author: Liliana
When it comes to considerate dog ownership, most of us are good citizens, however, there are some other dog owners who give the rest of us a bad name, by not picking up after their pooch. Picking Up Someone Elses Poop I’m sure we have all been out in our local park and seen dog mess from other dogs on the ground, our dog has pooped and we have picked up after it. However, it’s embarrassing when you have a dog, are standing near some poop, which someone else has not picked up, what do you do? There will be times when you probably want to say to anyone passing by ‘that’s not from my dog... + continue reading
Can You Really Train a Basset Hound?
Posted 17 Apr 2017 - 08:20
Blog Author: Liliana
Having been the proud human mum of a beautiful Basset Hound dog, named Finley, for 11 happy years, I can say with total honesty that I know the breed extremely well. The Trainability of a Basset Hound So, what is the trainability of a Basset Hound? Originally, Basset Hounds were bred as hunting dogs, believe it or not! They used to hunt for hares, as due to their low on the ground body, they could very easily run through hedges. However, as times have changed this breed has been bred less for hunting, and more as a pet. However, with the times changing, the breeding standards have... + continue reading
What is the key to having well trained dogs?
Posted 14 Apr 2017 - 05:43
Blog Author: Liliana
As a dog trainer, I often get asked about specific breeds in terms of training. Whether you are the proud human parent of a Labrador, Daschund, Westie, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel or any other breed, the principles are the same, not only for dogs, but for all animals too. Of course, there are specific traits to a specific breed, and that is something to consider when training, the same as there are specific traits for any different species. One Thing to Remember One thing to remember is to always have realistic expectations of your pooches. This depends on many factors. As an example, because... + continue reading
How Eco Friendly Are Your Dog Toys?
Posted 1 Apr 2017 - 15:56
Blog Author: Liliana
We all love to think of ourselves as environment conscious in our day to day lives, but how many us can say we consider the environment when purchasing dog toys, for our beloved pet?  As consumers, we live in times of being environmentally conscious of the products we purchase for ourselves. However, there are many of us who rarely take the same measured consideration when purchasing dog toys, or poop bags for our pooches. Environmental Considerations for Dog Toys When purchasing products for ourselves many of us tend to check the packaging for whether it has been ethically sourced... + continue reading