Tails from a Dog Trainer
This is my positive dog training blog page.
Dog training tips, dog training ideas, latest dog training methods and my thoughts on them, you’ll find them all here.
“They won’t do what I tell them to”, “They just ignore me” or “They just don’t listen”, three of the most common complaints I hear from new puppy owners. We place a lot of expectation on dogs generally, possibly because we take them with us into society...
As a dog owner, you’re no doubt used to being out in all weather. Whilst last year’s heatwave gave us a challenge not faced for many years (how to cope with 60 days of continuous heat) winter is also worth preparing for. Dark nights and mornings are coming...
One of the most common questions I'm asked (particularly from puppy owners) is “how do I stop them jumping up at me?” It’s a behaviour that becomes more difficult to address the longer it is rehearsed, however the answer often lies at the hands (quite...
As the nights draw in, the Christmas adverts start appearing and before you know it it’s December and the countdown to Christmas begins. A dog’s first Christmas is a wonderful memory, is there anything cuter than a tiny nose sniffing a bauble and being...
We’re fast approaching “Fireworks Season” which can be very difficult for dogs. Whilst a noise sensitivity training plan can help some dogs, this can take time to implement, so here are some top tips with helping your dog though the next few months of...
People often talk to me about barking dogs. Most people acknowledge that dogs don’t bark without good reason, but what are those reasons? Simply put, when a dog is barking he is trying to communicate. Dogs have different pitches, the same as we have, which...
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