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5 Simple Activities to do with your Puppy

5 Simple Activities to do with your Puppy

Here are 5 Simple Activities To Do With Your Pup. Offering mental stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation. And you can offer both with these ideas: 1. Play Hide and Seek This could be you hiding and when your pup finds you, you play with a toy or you...

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Are you suffering from Puppy Blues?

Are you suffering from Puppy Blues?

Did you know that Puppy Blues is a thing? If you google it, there are loads of articles and links. But what is it? Quite simply, it's feeling overwhelmed, low, anxious and/or helplessness after a new puppy arrives in the household and can last up to one year. Maybe...

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That’s Mine!

That’s Mine!

Whilst dogs are puppies they often steal things because they are investigating their environment, seeking attention from us or they want to play. If we constantly take things away from dogs and we don’t address the cause of the problem your dog may start to guard. If...

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I’m a Dog Trainer but I don’t currently have a dog

I’m a Dog Trainer but I don’t currently have a dog

On 3rd August 2022 my world changed and sadly not for the better. I said goodnight for the final time to my best friend, my shadow and my companion of 12 years, Nellie. Nellie and I met in 2010 when I was working for Southampton City Council in the Stray Kennels. She...

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Scaredy Dog

Scaredy Dog

Fear periods are part of your pup’s development. The first one tends to happen between 8 -10 weeks of age and hopefully owners are micromanaging the environment and what the pup is exposed to. So for the majority this phase goes unnoticed. The second phase is more...

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Follow the Houndway Code

Follow the Houndway Code

Did you know that 1 in 5 people regularly travel with their dog unrestrained in the passenger seat of the car and 10% even place their pooch in their lap at the wheel? (dogstrust.org.uk) Rule 57 of the Highway Code states ‘When in a vehicle make sure dogs and other...

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Sounds Scary

Sounds Scary

For many pet families from October to New Years Eve it is often an unpleasant time of the year. They are left helpless watching their beloved furry family members being terrified all because people want '10 minutes' of fun but when everyone says this it becomes an...

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Trigger Stacking

Trigger Stacking

Trigger stacking is the process of experiencing lots of triggers in a short space of time sending your dog into a melt down. If your dog doesn’t have the opportunity to calm down after a scary experience, stress levels will continue to rise. Once a dog has reached his...

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It’s Quicker With Clicker

It’s Quicker With Clicker

Clickers are little mechanical devices that make a distinct click noise which communicates to the dog that the action they have just performed was correct. This is known as marking the behaviour. The click is followed by a positive reinforcer like food so the dog is...

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Keeping All Four On The Floor

Keeping All Four On The Floor

Jumping up is a common problem with bigger dogs getting themselves into more trouble than smaller dogs (for obvious reasons) but it is the same issue regardless of size.  As with most behaviour modification it is important to understand the reason or motive behind the...

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