Training a mouthing staffie

A testimonial from a client who had a staffie with a mouthing habit. The dog was not at all aggressive but needed to learn not to bite! She is now a big softie.

After initial reservations and lots of research about buying a Staffordshire Bull Terrier I found a breeder in Exeter.¬†Unfortunately … Continued

Dog trained not to pull on the lead

This is Nala a 16 week Cocker spaniel x who had been to puppy class, but pulled like a steam train when she was out on the lead.

Once I had explained to the owner why dogs pull on the lead and we introduced the clicker so that our reward timing was better Nala never looked back. This is after … Continued

How to stop your puppy biting

Teach your puppy bite inhibition and stop your puppy biting.

When puppies are in the litter they will be getting constant feedback about how strong their bite is, and more importantly to control their bite pressure during play. When a puppy bites too hard the other puppy will yelp and the game … Continued

Dog aggressive around food

Learn how to teach your dog to trust people near its food bowl and be "safe" around food.

Food aggression is much easier to prevent than to cure and there is no better place to start than with a puppy.

We live in a world where we never seem have time to do anything, we live our … Continued

How to stop your dog from jumping up

It's important to learn how to stop your dog from jumping up so it doesn't become a menace to everyone. Dogs that jump up can be very annoying, especially when it's winter and they are plastered in mud.

Why do dogs jump up?

This behaviour usually starts when they are … Continued

Teach your puppy to accept handling

How to teach your puppy to accept handling. Teaching a dog to be happy about people touching it starts when it is a puppy and, as with a lot of behaviours, it's much easier to do it now than to try to play catch-up when your puppy is older.

Does your dog get upset when strangers … Continued

Toilet train your puppy in 10 days

Toilet train your puppy in less than 10 days by using this method and being as vigilant as you can.

Toilet training puppies can be quite stressful for some owners, and for the puppies if not carried out correctly. The housetraining method I have used over the years is to use a puppy crate when … Continued

Best way to introduce your puppy to its collar and lead

What is the best way to introduce your puppy to its collar and lead? Putting a collar and lead on your puppy for the first time can be quite distressing for some puppies, so here is a little tip to help your puppy cope.

Firstly, I would recommend that you buy the cheapest collar and lead that … Continued

When is it safe to let my puppy outside?

When is it safe to let my puppy outside? Is it safe for my puppy to socialise before completing vaccinations? I asked these questions frequently and hope to answer them here.

Puppies need to start experiencing new things from the day you get it home at 6, 7 or 8 weeks. To isolate your puppy … Continued

Training dog to come back

Training my dog to come back and also to stop pulling on the lead means that I can FINALLY enjoy walking him!

As a family we’d always enjoyed walking and had long dreamed of having a dog to go for long walks with in the countryside. ¬†When we got our labrador, Buster, we were very excited. … Continued