Choosing The Best Toys For Your Dog

Part of the fun and excitement of having a dog in your home is being able to treat them to a new toy every once in a while. Toys are an excellent way to reward your dog for good behavior- and they also help to keep him entertained, engaged and out of trouble. There are countless different…

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Sunday Surgery: How to Prevent Food Aggression

Food aggression- where a dog shows aggression whilst protecting, guarding or eating their food, can become a serious issue for dog owners. Not only does it have the potential to be dangerous to other pets in the home, but it may lead to further problems with obedience and the dog’s relationship with its owner. It is therefore…

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Introducing A New Dog To Children

Introducing a new dog to children is an idea that some people can find intimidating. Whilst in most cases children and dogs typically get along just fine, it is important to ensure that there is a proper introduction phase so that they both feel comfortable and safe around each other. Continue reading to discover an array of helpful…

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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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Sunday Surgery: How Can You Stop Your Dog From Barking?

One of the most common behavioral issues that dog owners are forced to deal with is excessive barking. Not only is it a problem for owners, but it can also cause unwanted tension between neighbors and other pets. On the bright side, there are plenty of techniques that one can use to help appease the barking…

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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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