Dog Blog

The dummie's guide to dog etiquette
Posted 5 Mar 2016 - 10:26
Blog Author: Liliana
I don’t think enough owners are aware of what to do in terms of ‘etiquette’ when they take their dogs out on a walk. This can create arguments amongst owners and worse, a fight amongst dogs with sometimes very serious consequences in terms of injuries and trouble with the law. So What Should You Do? Here is a very simple step by step guide on what to do: When dogs are on the lead, they tend to be more reactive than not. ALWAYS ASK the owner when it is okay to say ‘hello’. If so, the three second rule applies when dogs interact on lead. The three second rules means that after agreeing... + continue reading
Why punishment for dogs must be avoided
Posted 29 Jan 2016 - 16:04
Blog Author: Liliana
There are a lot of different reasons as to why punishment for dogs is used, and very often without thinking about the consequences and implications. Very often, a lack of knowledge and education can contribute to the use of punishment. Another factor can be that a trainer told them to do so and not knowing any different they just do it. It could also be the fact that it might have worked temporarily and so they carry on doing it. Frustration can play a big part in its use. It can also be a reflex action and sometimes the fact of feeling in control. Some owners will use punishment as a choice... + continue reading
Importance of a good diet for your dog
Posted 31 Dec 2015 - 12:53
Blog Author: Liliana
PART TWO This blog is part 2 on the importance of a balanced diet for your dog from a health and behaviour perspective. It focused on the different ingredients that are contained in a balanced diet. I will be looking into more detail and going through facts, pros and cons of each type of food (wet, semi moist, dry, raw), as well as the negative impact that a non balanced diet can have on behaviour. Contrasting the different foods: Wet food Facts Complete and balanced wet foods contain vitamins and minerals in addition to muscle meats, poultry, meat or fish by-products, cereal... + continue reading
Dog diet importance for your dogs health blog article
Posted 21 Dec 2015 - 12:44
Blog Author: Liliana
PART ONE I just want to blog on the importance of feeding a balanced diet to our dogs. I am not a dietician neither do I pretend to be one. However, I have had to write essays on it as part of my APDT course (Association of Pet Dog Trainers-UK) and therefore had to research the subject in enough depth to be aware of the impact it can have, not only in health, but also on behaviour. This first part of this blog will focus on the different ingredients that are contained in a balanced diet. The second part will look into the different types of diet and their pros and cons, as well as the impact... + continue reading
Clicker dog training expo 2015
Posted 31 Oct 2015 - 09:11
Blog Author: Liliana
I had to share my experience with you after I attended the second ever Clicker Expo outside the US. So what is Clicker Expo? It is a three day event with back to back seminars and laboratories where trainers can learn new techniques and perfect what they already know, ask questions and meet some of the best trainers in the world. On this blog, I am going to focus on some of the seminars I chose to attend in order to help clients with their training skills. One of my favourite training techniques is targeting (nose to target, paw to target, body to target). A target can be an object or a... + continue reading