A reminder to treasure every moment with your best friends Dexter left us unexpectedly two weeks ago. Of course, I knew it was going to happen some day but I wish we had a bit more time together. I still can barely believe that he is gone for good and often expect him to come walking up the […]
How to make your dog understand your verbal cues People often ask me what word they should use to make their dog behave in a certain way. Well, here is the thing: There are no magic words in dog training – unless you train them! Dogs do not understand English (or whatever language we speak). […]
As a modern dog trainer I am a huge fan of food dispensing dog toys. They can help to prevent your dog from eating too fast, burn excess energy, prevent many behavioural issues, keep your dog mentally stimulated and sound. For that reason, I was delighted to test K9 Connectables Interactive Dog Toys. K9 […]
It is this time of the year again! What would be Christmas without a few extra special treats? As most of the human treats (e.g. chocolate, mince pies, Christmas pudding, etc.) are not suitable for dogs, I thought, I would surprise my dogs with some delicious homemade Christmas dog cookies this year. Want to know […]
My dog LOVES to dig! When I’m out and about on the beach with my dog, people often approach me when they see her happily digging huge holes in the sand. Some just laugh and obviously enjoy watching her busily landscaping the strand. Others seem to be rather concerned about her behaviour and the fact that I don’t […]
Every dog owner has a food bowl although their dogs would be much happier without one. Here is why you are better off if you ditch the food bowl. Your dog will thank you for it!
It’s finally summer and we all love to be out and about at this time of year. However, if you are taking your four-legged friends on an outing then please make sure you have plenty of poop bags in your pocket. Not picking up after your dog brings all dog owners in discredit. The ubiquitous […]
Do you feed your dog out of a bowl? Then you are missing out on a vast number of training opportunities per day! Use your dog’s food training puzzle toys hand-feeding scavenger hunts
How to clean up after your dog without soiling your hands! Picking up after your dog is part of being a responsible dog owner. Always clean up after your dog.
Grapes and raisins have often been used as treats for dogs. But it’s not a good idea. Although it isn’t clear why, grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. And just a small amount can make a dog ill. Repeated vomiting is an early sign. Within a day, the dog will become […]