Posts Tagged ‘dog training’

Rescue Dog Adoption Or Buy A Dog Instead?

This article raises the question on whether you should go for rescue dog adoption or buy a dog instead. There’s no right or wrong answer. See why I have done both and what that means for you here.

Think Before Bringing A New Puppy Home

Yesterday I received my monthly dog rescue magazine. Several stories really caught my attention, which is why I’m asking you to think before bringing a new puppy home. Because if you don’t, your delightful dream could end in desperate disaster.

Getting A New Dog Or New Puppy Requires Effort

So few people think about their dog’s long term quality of life or how much effort this requires when getting a new dog or new puppy. So here’s how this blog came about and 3 key stages which require your effort before reaching “Life Is Good”.

Quick Dog Training Tips – Using A Tether System

Are visits from friends and relatives are being turned into a mad dog fest by an over-enthusiastic mutt? Introducing the tether system as a temporary training aid to overcome the problem. It’s not difficult to ‘install’. All you need then is patience and consistency to complete your dog’s transformation.

Quick Dog Training Tips – Nipping And Biting

Do you have a dog which still play nips and play bites even though it’s grown up? Play nipping is a nuisance and can get out of hand, plus reduce your circle of friends! So here’s a quick tip for handling play biting and nipping (mouthing) at home.

Quick Dog Training Tips – Dealing With Jumping Up

Do you have a dog that jumps up at people? Well this very quick dog training tip from a friend of mine might solve your problems quickly and humanely. It worked on her Whippet, so why not give it a go?

Eleven Reasons Not To Give A Dog As A Gift

With Christmas round the corner, I wanted to sound a word of warning for anyone thinking of giving a dog or puppy as a gift. While it might seem like a lovely idea, most Christmas presents of animals – dogs included – usually end in failure. Here are eleven reasons why.

Think About Training When Choosing A Dog

Why dog trainability, and your time for training, is a key part of choosing a dog that’s right for you

Choosing a Dog – Are You A Fair Weather Walker?

Why being a fair weather walker can affect which dog you choose, and why, and some ideas on overcoming the loss of exercise time.

Training Dogs To Live With Cats

It’s very important to socialise your dog with cats even if you don’t have one.  That way you can go to other places with cats – friends houses, pubs/bars, hotels, vets (you will need to do that occasionally of only for vaccinations!) – and know that your dog will be well behaved. I have ex-racing greyhounds as part of my ‘pack’.