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How NOT To Train Your Rescue Dog

As a professional dog trainer I am always studying and learning, be it from a new dog I am working with, a fellow dog trainer, a new book or tv show. I like to keep learning because the day I think I know it all will be the day I fail at my job. Training

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How to help your Nervous Dog

What to do when your 4 pawed friend is more like the Cowardly Lion than everyone elses Brave dogs who seem to have an endless supply of that much needed Courage?

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How to Introduce Your New Dog To Friends, Family and Other Dogs.

Congratulations on your new dog whether you’ve adopted him or have brought home a pup, when it comes to meeting new people lets make sure you set off on the right paw! If you are anything like me, you just want to show off your new dog and get your friends around to meet him asap. You just want them to fall in love with your dog like you did. But guess what… you need to take things slowly, this will make life easier and calmer for your dog.

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Get Your Dog To Listen by Strengthening Your Bond.

You will already have a bond with your dog by providing him with a warm home, a cosy bed, food and safe place to live. A bond is that invisible rope that ties you both together, it goes beyond love. It helps you both gain trust and confidence in each other these are the foundations of the bond. This bond is what keeps your dog from taking off without when he sees an open door or you let him off lead in the park. Its keeps him engaged and listening to you, it is in short a big deal.

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How To Choose The Right Groomer For My Nervous Dog

The first thing you must be conscious of is that grooming is a procedure which most dogs relate the Vets to. Typically, the environment is stressful and over-crowded, the atmosphere is rushed and on-edge and, the general approach is “get the dog done in 1.5 hours” – the dog grooming industry is more of a fashion industry than a welfare one.

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How do I know if my dog is nervous?

My dog Ally is a nervous dog. She doesn’t like a lot of noise happening all at once, walking alongside a busy road is hard for her, she gets jumpy, walks faster to the point she is dragging me along. If she sees something she isn’t familiar with then she cowers and moves slowly until shes either passed it or worked out its not threat. Not long after I got her I realised she hated bikes going mental if she saw one moving.

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The Canine Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas a perfect time to get together, have fun, eat lots, binge watch some TV and have a merry time. But it can be a stressful time for your dog, during a normal week your dog might spend a lot of time on their own and now the whole family is home so the calm

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The Hidden Dangers of Christmas for your Dog.

Christmas is almost upon us, I am looking forward to the festive break, seeing family and friends too. I’ll admit I have already started my Christmas indulgence with Mulled Cider, the occasional Snow Ball, Stollen Cake and Mince pies. Quick question how many Mince Pies is too many….asking for a friend! But with the exciment

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