Food Toys and Recipies

Food Toys and Recipies

Food Toys and Puzzles  Food toys and puzzles come in many varieties and have different purposes. There are: Snufflers Bat 'Em Arounders Puzzlers Chewers and Lickers Snufflers Snufflers are food toys such as snuffle mats/balls and are typically used with kibble or...

Changing Bad Habits – A Case Study

Changing Bad Habits – A Case Study

What does your pup/dog do that you wish they didn't do?   Much of dog or puppy training is helping them set good habits. To a dog, squirrel chasing is a fun activity, but in the human world this can be an annoying and dangerous habit. Barking at the mail delivery...

Rules For Fast & Reliable RECALL

Rules For Fast & Reliable RECALL

Training a dog to come when called, no matter what the distraction takes time but can be super fun for you both. Recall is one of my favourite things to train. Grab some awesome treats and toys, a long line and your dog, and lets train! If your dog is taking off,...

Dogs and Exercise – Part 1: Fetch

Dogs and Exercise – Part 1: Fetch

We all know dogs need walks and exercise. Certain breeds need more than others, younger dogs need more than seniors, and we need to be careful about how we exercise puppies. Fetch - the Good, the Bad, and the Way I Play Many dogs love a good game of fetch. I love...

On Leash Greetings

On Leash Greetings

Regularly, and again in the last few weeks, social media has been swamped with posts about why you should not allow your dog to meet other dogs while on leash. They usually show a powerful info-graphic and use compelling language. I'm here to say that if you like...

Overexcited or Distracted Dog?

Overexcited or Distracted Dog?

Do you ever take your dog on a walk or to the park and find that he seems to have suddenly gone deaf? Not only is he ignoring you, but he has forgotten that you exist? ' Is he lunging and barking at other dogs/people/skateboards/bunnies, desperately ether wanting to...

Teach Your Dog to Offer Attention

Teach Your Dog to Offer Attention

Do you have a distracted dog? It takes some time and patience, but it's not so hard to train them to want to pay attention.  People often tell me that when there are distractions, their dog doesn't pay attention to them, won't come when called, won't sit when told to,...

Tug Basics

Tug Basics

Should You Tug With Your Dog? Absolutely! You may have heard some reasons not play tug: It makes your dog aggressive He will learn to bite you Don’t let him win – you need to be the dominant one You’ll teach him it is okay to growl at you Firstly, all of the above is...