Hunt chase may be a term you have heard wafted around, but what does it actually mean and what does it look like? Hunt chase is where a dog performs the act of “hunting” and “chasing” wildlife, most commonly birds, … Continue reading →
I wanted to write this blog post today to share with everyone that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all have embarrassing moments. We all have cock ups. Okay so that sounds pretty deep right? And could … Continue reading →
I’m always comparing myself to other people, I’m awful at it. They’re faster than me, they’re stronger than me, they’re more confident than me. As I’ve been learning to run I’ve constantly been comparing my time and pace to others, … Continue reading →
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how overwhelmed Zebby is when he gets to busy places, either where there are lots of people, lots of dogs and/or a combination of both with added new smells and lots going on, … Continue reading →
When we want to change a dogs behaviour there’s often a lot of different tools and options we can use to try and do this. One of the most common dilemmas we can find ourselves in is the choice between … Continue reading →
I don’t do early mornings, so for me to be pulling up outside of my friend’s house at 7am in the dark to head off for a dog training conference I must either be ill or expecting something brilliant. And … Continue reading →
It’s true. I use a flexi lead a lot. I actually love my flexi lead. And I’m going to explain why. Flexi leads, also known as retractable leads, are long lines where the lead extends out of a plastic handle … Continue reading →
For a while now there have been calls and campaigns for a 4th height to be added to Kennel Club (KC) agility. To briefly explain, at the moment there are three jump heights in KC agility; Small, Medium & Large. … Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve heard that famous saying… “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.” I’ve seen a few blog posts popping up about this now and I know that some rescue centres won’t rehome dogs in the week … Continue reading →
Dog poo… it’s not a pleasant subject (which is why I’ve waited until after tea time to post this) but it’s one that needs to be discussed. Dog foul is one of the most complained about environmental issues to local … Continue reading →
I know I’ve already blogged about bonfire night but I just really want to emphasise how important it is to look after your pets tonight, all pets, not just your dog. If your cat is normally outside it may be … Continue reading →
Okay so this bat aint so scary, but seriously, it’s actually a really unpleasant time for dogs at the moment. Halloween, as fun as it can be, is full of people in weird-looking costumes that smell funny, all very confusing … Continue reading →
The nights are drawing in! Isn’t it funny (and annoying) how you find yourself repeating those clichés your grandmother and your mum used to say… you know, right about the time you think “I’m starting to sound like my mother!”. But … Continue reading →
This morning a notification popped up on my phone telling me that lots of folk were tweeting about #NationalDogDay (don’t you just love technology)! Who knew! There’s a day for dogs?! It’s hardly surprising that man’s best friends has got a … Continue reading →
Today is Guinness’ 6th birthday! He’ll be getting lots of fuss, long walks and fun! 6 feels pretty old, but the truth is he still runs around the place like a hooligan, he still plays all day and sleeps all … Continue reading →
So you’ve decided you want a puppy. You’ve got the time to give a new puppy, you can afford the lifelong cost, the whole family are on board and you’re ready to get one… but hold on! Now that you’re … Continue reading →
Not a chore. Not a battle. It should be engaging, pleasurable, beneficial. So many dogs are rehomed because they are “not useful” to their owners. Is your dog useful? Do you get something out of having your dog? We all … Continue reading →
Yesterday afternoon I was sat on the floor of the NEC with a latte still contemplating what I was going to write about. And then it dawned on me how Crufts has become split into two halves, especially so over … Continue reading →
If you only read one thing this year… please read this!
Dig It Dog Training Club have published a blog that busts some of the most common dog training myths! In this day and age a lot of us now know to ignore Cesar Millan, not to bite our dogs ears and to treat them with kindness and respect.
However some of us still need a gentle reminder and education of what is correct!
This blog answers questions such as;
Should I alpha roll my dog?
Do I need to eat before my dog?
Is my little pug a wolf at heart?
Can I let my dog sleep in my bed with me?
Please follow the link and find out the true answers!