How To Stop Your Dog Digging Holes In The Garden

Dogs love to dig. More often than not, dog owners are absolutely horrified to find their back yard full of holes and will do anything to stop their dog digging- no matter what it takes! However, this is not the best approach. Digging can be caused by a number of reasons, and before you look at…

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How To Get A Dog Used To A Collar and Leash

As a dog owner, attempting to get your dog used to a collar and leash has the potential to be quite a stressful and frustrating task. Whilst there are some dogs who are instantly comfortable with a collar and leash,  it is certainly not uncommon for other dogs to have a hard time taking to the concept.…

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How to Stop Problem Chewing in Puppies

It’s natural for puppies to chew various objects as they explore the world and get to know their surroundings. Whilst this is a normal behaviour for puppies, it can quickly become a problem if they start to chew inappropriate objects such as furniture, clothing, or even you! If steps are not taken to correct problem…

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Obedience Training Basics

Obedience training is essential for every dog, and should begin from the day you bring your pet home. Putting in the effort to teach your dog the basics from an early age will reward you with a well-behaved dog who will obey your commands and be able to cope with most situations. This article will explain…

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Sunday Surgery: Training Dogs and Cats to Live Together

It’s an old cliché that cats and dogs just don’t get along. In this week’s Sunday Surgery, we look to answer a question that has been asked by several readers recently- how can you train cats and dogs to live together? Why do Cats and Dogs Struggle to Get Along? Both cats and dogs are naturally predators, and in the wild…

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When Should You Start Training a Puppy?

One of the questions that commonly lands in the inbox here at Dog Training Genie is ‘when should you start training a puppy?’ This is a topic around which there is often confusion, as some trainers will advocate training puppies as soon as possible, whilst others will tell you that it’s best to wait around 6 months…

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How to Teach a Dog Their Name

You may not have thought of it this way before, but properly teaching your dog her name could save her life! If a dog is trained to respond to their name, she will stop and come back to you immediately- which could be vital if she has strayed into the road or another dangerous situation.…

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Dog Training Basics

In this article we’ll take a look at the very basics that you need to be aware of to properly train any dog. By paying careful attention to details such as your body language and how you reward positive behaviour, you can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your dog’s training regime. Marking…

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