Dog Blog

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
Is it Right to Use Dominance Based Dog Training?
Posted 2 Dec 2016 - 14:44
Blog Author: Liliana
As a science based, force free dog trainer, it still amazes me to see how many people to this day, think that the concept of dominance, as far as behaviour in dogs go, is still a true and accurate one! IT IS NOT! I ask that you do your research, and don't believe everything you hear! You'll soon understand there are better, kinder, and more long term effective methods, for training your dog. The following is a section of an essay I wrote as part of my training with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). I want to share some passages with you, to help open the eyes of people who... + continue reading
How to Help Your Dog Cope with Fireworks Season
Posted 31 Oct 2016 - 18:11
Blog Author: Liliana
Be prepared for the fireworks season, and help your dog cope in the best possible way. It is true to say, that unfortunately, many dogs are extremely frightened by fireworks and in this blog, I am going to try and help you and your pet cope and prepare for this stressful time. Desensitise Young Dogs I would like to start by saying, that if you have a very young puppy, between eight and 12 to 16 weeks, the best thing you can do to help prevent them being stressed during fireworks season is to desensitise them to firework sounds, so they become habituated to it and will just think it... + continue reading