Sit is the first command we want to teach our new puppies. Sit is the basis for a lot of great things, it can be used in many situation when you need your puppy to focus its attention and behave in a calm way. For example, saying hi to new people, crossing roads, waiting patiently for dinner and when entering or leaving the house.
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Toilet training your puppy will take time and patience but if you are consistent, reward pups for going outside and ignore him if he makes a mistake, you can establish a good routine.
During this lockdown our pets are getting used to spending more time with us, and getting extra fuss and attention. We need to make sure that all this extra time with our pets doesn’t make it hard for them when we do return to work and venture back into the outside world.
Kong’s are a great way to keep your dog entertained during days of being cooped up inside. They can be used as a tool to stop destructive chewing or just as a treat. Here are some recipes to stuff your dog’s Kong with and keep it interesting.
If you have some outside space during the Coronavirus lockdown, getting outside with your dog to play games that will stimulate their minds and bodies could be just the thing, especially to offer some respite from being cooped up indoors all day. Here are some great games to play in the garden with your dog.
The latest advice from the Government to stay home on lockdown is a tough measure to abide by, especially when you have a puppy under three months who needs socialising. Nevertheless, we must do what we can to stay safe and well during the Coronavirus pandemic and that means adapting to a new environment where we need to socialise our puppies in isolation. But how?
As we approach what is commonly tick season from March to November it is useful to know as dog owners where the most common species of tick are found in the UK . We have had such a wet winter that it is likely conditions will be very favourable for ticks once the weather starts to warm up this year. It is very difficult to limit the spread of tick borne disease due to the prevalence of wildlife (hedgehogs, foxes, deer, badgers, birds and small rodents) that will be out in places where we like to walk our dogs.
For particularly nervous dogs who may be sensitive to loud noises, other dogs, people and traffic, walking can be tricky and even dangerous if dogs are off a lead and decide to run home. So how can we help them overcome some of these fears to walk with more confidence? Can it be done?
Neutering your male or spaying your female dog will go a long way to help with their health, happiness and make them easier to manage as part of the family in a home environment. You won't have hormones to contend with which can heavily influence a dog’s behaviour and the dog is able to approach life more calmly.