dog chewing

Long-Lasting Chews

Dogs need to chew; it helps to relieve stress, boredom and any teething related pain.  If appropriate chewing items aren’t available to your dog it’s likely that she will find inappropriate items to chew such as your furniture! It’s possible to spend a lot of money on chews, so chews that last for a long time are money saving (even …

Beagle Puppy

Food Rewards

Whilst it’s not necessary to always and continually reward your dog using food there are many other things that your dog will find rewarding, such as play, as they grow into adolescence and  adulthood in the early days of puppy hood and the early sessions of training a new behaviour for all dogs, however, food (combined with praise) is the most effective and …

Puppy Training

Dog Walking Equipment

Equipment that helps to make going for a walk comfortable for both you and your dog is invaluable.  We are often asked what items we recommend from the vast array of equipment that you will encounter in pet shops and online.  We recommend the use of a harness to protect your dog’s fragile neck region and your wallet (from potential …

Dogs surfing the net

Online Resources

There are some excellent resources on the web to help with all dog related subjects from raising a puppy to training, enrichment and feeding. Here are some of our favourites.

Enrichment Tools

It’s a sad fact that many of our pet dogs today are not fulfilling the potential that they were bred for and have the capacity and need to fulfill.  Many pet dogs were bred for retrieving, flushing, herding etc. etc. but now that they are no longer required for these purposes their inherent needs are not being met.  The result …

Books

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how you should raise and train your puppy; from your next-door neighbour to the man in the park with his yellow Labrador.  If people agreed on the best methods, then it might not be such a mine field – but they don’t!  Everyone has a different opinion that they will happily share with …