10 tips for being a good dog parent

10 tips for being a good dog parent In memory of Stevie (2 July 2002 – 24 July 2014) 2014 was a year where I was acutely aware of both the joy and sorrow that being a ‘dog parent’ can bring.  In February, we lost Mina – the hound that started...

Reward & Punishment in Dog Training

What speeding can teach us about dog training & learning theory It’s fair to say that you never stop learning; I know that I’ll only stop learning when I draw my last breath! The more I learn about dog training and behaviour, the less I can avoid the...

Happy ‘Howl-Free’ Halloween

Top tips to avoid a ‘Howl-o-ween’ …. Halloween is here; pumpkins, ghouls and ghosties are already adorning many a garden, in preparation for tonight’s parties and trick or treaters. Although many of us may love Halloween, the same can’t be said for our dogs. Loud...
Puppy Play – Getting it Right

Puppy Play – Getting it Right

Puppy Playtime Puppy play is an important part of a puppy’s development and through our Puppy School classes, we place great importance on matching puppies for supervised play sessions. I believe that puppy play should be carefully managed and not become a...