Since 2020 the rise in popularity of adopting a foreign rescue dog has risen dramatically, every week I get increasing numbers of inquires from new owners struggling with their new rescue dog. The over riding theme being that they weren’t
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Over the last 12 months there has been an increase in rescue dog training and a specific request for Romanian dog training as people settle in Edinburgh after relocating from European countries, most notably Romania. Families settling in for a
How To Keep Your Dog Safe and being Stolen by Thieves in Edinburgh We’ve all seen the news in recent weeks from a rise in dog thefts to Lady Gaga’s dog walker being shot and her dogs stolen, its the
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Reactive Dog Training Edinburgh – Do Bikes and Runners Stress Your Dog? Your walks have turned into a stress-inducing nightmare, you’re tense, anxious, and stressed that lurking around the next corner could be a cyclist or a runner. This is
Rescue and Nervous Dog Training Edinburgh – When your dog is scared or anxious about things like fireworks the best thing you can do is help tire them out with Puzzle Toys. This is my guide to Puzzle toys and
Yes thats right, I am officially ‘In The Dog House’ with The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH). Further more I’m proud to have been chosen to put in there well me and several other Edinburgh locals! In The Dog
I wanted to share with you the story of Tizer. Tizer is German Sheperd Collie cross who I walk every day and he is also a former resident of the EDCH. Tizer is solid part of the Edinburgh Holistic Dog Family, he is stubborn, chatty, a big sook and handsome (and he knows it)!
Professional Dog Training in Edinburgh – Reactive and Nervous Behaviour Rescue Dog Expert Training in Leith and Edinburgh I was recently speaking to a lady who was enquiring about 121 training for her dog. She recounted to me her
If your dog doesn’t get the chance to fully relax and let go of his stress, the chances are high that on tomorrows walk he will react much quicker to a trigger or be more fearful then usual.
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.
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.
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.
Under the current set of restrictions in place regarding Covid-19 we are only allowed out once a day for exercise, which means one good walk for our dogs if you’re a single pawrent like me.
As we dog owners are now expected to keep to ourselves when walking our fur kids, it makes it the perfect time for you to transform your walks. There are a number of common problems I hear quite a bit in one form or another.
What happens if you find yourself in isolation, with your dog?
surely your dog needs more than a toliet break? They must need a proper walk?
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.
Flash bounded into my life in August 2014, he was genuinely the biggest Old English Sheepdog I had seen he had the longest legs and the biggest smile. I have told you about his lack of manners with dogs, that he wouldn’t let me groom him, that he’d drag me about on our walks and how he didn’t have bite inhabition.
High Paw to you if you are planning to adopt or have just adopted a dog into your family! Its an exciting time with equal parts of nerves and stress thrown in for good measure. It is a confusing time
There is no black and white answer to this. I love to say Yes its wrong, you must keep your new dog and learn to co-exist by giving them the best life ever. But until you’re faced with a situation
Flash bounded into my life in August 2014, he was genuinely the biggest Old English Sheepdog I had seen he had the longest legs and the biggest smile. He was aged one and came to me when his current owners
There are lots of reasons why people adopt a dog instead of buying a puppy the desire to reduce the number of dogs in shetters, save a dog from the streets, the cost as adoption is generally cheaper and so
As I write this it is so bloody warm and I am sat inside a darken flat! I know I shouldn’t complain but I am but I’m sticky and uncomfortable urgh! Please can I get a side of fresh air with this sunshine? As you know dogs can only cool down through panting and can only sweat through the pads on their paws.
I am a HUGE HUGE fan of enrichment toys for my own two lunatics Ally and Erick both Old English Sheepdogs. For those of you not in the know Enrichment toys are designed to provide your dog with mental exercise.
Getting a new puppy is a exciting time as you welcome your new 4 pawed puppy into your home and family. It’s easy in your first few months together to be a little relaxed in your approach to training your