Sunday Surgery: How To Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up At Guests

As a dog owner, one of the most embarrassing problems we can experience with our pet is when they jump up at guests, and worse- won’t stop when we tell them to. Not only can this make our guests uncomfortable, especially if they have a fear of dogs, it can also create an awkward situation and…

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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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The 5 Stages of Puppy Growth

In a lot of articles, a distinction is made between ‘adult dogs’ and ‘puppies’ and the different training methods, diets, exercise routines etc. that each require. However, when does a puppy stop being a puppy and become a fully grown dog? There is no sudden transition, rather, there are a number of different development stages…

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How to Keep an Older Dog’s Mind Healthy

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”– no doubt you’ll have heard this phrase repeated over and over, and become convinced of its basis in fact along the way. Well, to that ‘common knowledge’ we say: “Rubbish!” You absolutely can and most importantly should keep your dog both physically and mentally stimulated as he grows older. This…

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Sunday Surgery: An Introduction To Socializing Your Puppy

In this week’s Sunday Surgery, we’ll be taking a look at the basics of socializing your dog. This is an area that can cause a lot of confusion amongst dog owners, and there is certainly a lot of misinformation floating around on this topic. In today’s article, we’ll strip everything down to the very basics and…

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Discussion Point: Does Your Dog Think You’re Trustworthy?

There is a great article on the BBC this week (which you can check out here) that looks at a recent paper published in the scientific journal Animal Cognition. The research seems to show that dogs are able to understand whether or not a person is trustworthy. Once they’ve decided they can’t be trusted, they stop listening…

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Introducing The Sunday Surgery!

Hello, and welcome to this- our first post in The Sunday Surgery! This will be a weekly feature where we take some of the questions asked by our readers each week and discuss how any dog owner can deal with the issue themselves. In this week’s post, we’ll be looking at how you can leave your…

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