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  • Unique Dog Tricks
    Unique Dog Tricks
    June 05 2017
    Sure, having your dog fetch you a beer from the fridge might be a stunt that can impress your friends, but the benefit of trick training with your dog doesn't end there... ...read more
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  • Is your Dog Food Aggressive?
    Is your Dog Food Aggressive?
    May 29 2017
    Speaking of not sharing, one common instance of this we often see as dog trainers is called food aggression. Food aggression is a form of resource guarding in which a dog becomes very territorial when eating. A dog may growl and bare its teeth, lunge, and in extreme cases, even bite. ...read more
  • Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    May 22 2017
    Most dogs have a natural urge to protect what is theirs. Dogs can become very stingy when it comes to things like toys, their bed, food items, bones and household items. ...read more
  • Are you under the paw?
    Are you under the paw?
    May 15 2017
    You may have seen our recent article 'The Importance of Training your Dog' where we talked about the importance of regular training sessions between you and your dog to maintain communication.In today's article, we are taking a lighthearted look at the training that takes place in lots of homes every day...where your dog is training you! ...read more
  • The Importance of Dog Training
    The Importance of Dog Training
    May 08 2017
    When people buy a puppy, they take their responsibilities very seriously, ensuring that the puppy receives the necessary vaccinations, learns where to sleep, where to eat, and where to toilet. Then, when the puppy is ready and able to leave the house, they conscientiously attend puppy training classes every week for the first few months of the dog's life. ...read more
  • Being a responsible puppy owner
    Being a responsible puppy owner
    May 01 2017
    When people bring home a puppy it is a time of great excitement and fun for all the family. In previous articles, we have talked about the importance of training your puppy in a fun, gentle and consistent way from the very first day you bring him home. This involves the basics of toilet training, sleeping alone through the night, sit, stay, come when called etc. ...read more
  • National Kids and Pets Day
    National Kids and Pets Day
    April 26 2017
    April 26th is National Kids and Pets day celebrating the special bond shared between children and their pets, especially dogs, and is a reminder to parents about the importance of safety where dogs and children are concerned. ...read more
  • Introducing a new dog or puppy
    Introducing a new dog or puppy
    April 20 2017
    If you have decided that the time is right to add a new dog to your family, you will probably be feeling really excited to introduce the new addition to the rest of the family. There will be reasons why you felt that this was the right dog for your family...right age, right size, right temperament, good with children, good with other dogs etc., so you are confident that this new dog will easily slot in to your family group. ...read more
  • Crate Training
    Crate Training
    April 03 2017
    In this issue we will discuss how to meet your dog's needs. One of a dog's needs is for shelter, its own space or den. We know that, in Australia & New Zealand, more and more dogs are now living indoors with their human family and so they do have shelter from the extremes of heat or cold, or from wet weather. Having your dog living indoors also means that they are part of your family unit and addresses their fundamental need to be part of a pack. (Having adequate shelter outside is also really important from the different weather conditions that we experience). ...read more
  • Jumping Up
    Jumping Up
    March 22 2017
    We often get called to see dogs who are in the habit of jumping up at people. It may be that they jump up at their owner, or visitors, or anyone they pass in the street! It's a behaviour that can be, at best, embarrassing for the owner or, at worst, putting the owner at risk of criminal charges and an expensive fine. ...read more