5 Reasons Why You Should Play With Your Dog.

5 Reasons Why You Should Play With Your Dog. Playtime is one of the most undervalued and beneficial ways to develop your dog.  As young puppies, dogs learn social skills through play as they nip and tug at one and another.  They learn boundaries as to what is and isn’t appropriate play.  Additionally, they developContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Play With Your Dog.”

What are your dog’s needs? [Your guide to ‘biological fulfillment’.]

What are your dog’s needs? [Your guide to ‘biological fulfillment’.] Over thousands of years, dogs have been bred to enhance their instinctive behaviours for human purpose. For example, the Golden Retriever was bred to hunt waterfowl, the Kelpie was bred to herd livestock, the Maremma was bred to guard livestock, the Dachshund was bred toContinue reading “What are your dog’s needs? [Your guide to ‘biological fulfillment’.]”

Being your Dog’s “Boss” [4 Effective Leadership Tips]

Being your Dog’s “Boss” [4 Effective Leadership Tips] Picture yourself in the perfect job. Do you feel safe? Secure? Well looked after? What’s your boss like? Are they approachable? Predictable? Do they listen to you? Do they make you feel like going above and beyond? Of course, all of the above is important for us…Continue reading “Being your Dog’s “Boss” [4 Effective Leadership Tips]”

If training your dog isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong [Expert Training Tips Inside]

If training your dog isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong [Expert Training Tips Inside] It’s a common occurrence to come to a few training sessions and feel a bit disappointed when you’re dog’s still not getting the basics the third week in. If training has become a chore, feels daunting, or you’re completely frustrated, pleaseContinue reading “If training your dog isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong [Expert Training Tips Inside]”

Dog Training 101: The Fundamentals

Dog Training 101: The Fundamentals Understanding the theory behind how we train our dogs can greatly influence choices we make in training. While learning this can be a bit dry and technical, but it’s well worth dedicating some time to understand the process in deciding on what training techniques to use for you and yourContinue reading “Dog Training 101: The Fundamentals”