The Dominance Myth

I shouldn’t let my dog walk through the door before me, should I? There’s really no problem with allowing your dog to go out of the door ahead of you.  Your dog just wants to get through the door as quickly as possible because they are so excited to get to the (squirrels and cool stuff) world that is outside.  …

Socialisation

The most important thing you can do for your puppy The critical socialisation period is the most important and influential period of a puppy’s life. This period is during the first 3-4 months of age (approximately 3 to 20 weeks – depending on breed and genetic make-up). During this time puppies are most accepting of new experiences and relationships so …

Family dog training

Using food to train your dog – myths explored

Some people question the use of food rewards in dog training as they think that this is tantamount to bribery, that their dog will get fat, that their dog should just behave well because they love their family or that their dog will become spoilt / bratty with no set boundaries. We explore these myths here: ​Is reward based training …