Dog Blog

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
2016 in Review. 12 Months of Dog Training Tips
Posted 30 Dec 2016 - 12:04
Blog Author: Liliana
As we end 2016, we have collated the past 12 months of our dog trainig tips and advice into this month's blog. We hope you find it useful and have been able to put some of the tips into practice over the past year. January Mental stimulation in dogs is as important as physical exercise. It gives you the opportunity to be creative and gives your pooch the chance to think. You don't have to be a trainer to have fun and play games with your dog. If it is enjoyable for both of you, anything goes. February When purchasing a new training aid, such as a ‘halti’, harness or any other kind... + continue reading