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The Canine Christmas Survival Guide

Reactive Dog Training Edinburgh – Reducing Stress at Christmas 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

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A visit to The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

So I told you all last week that I am officially ‘In the Dog House’ with The Edinburgh Dog and Cat home (EDCH). Happening this Friday 25th myself and apox 15 other Edinburgh resisdents and business owners will be going

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How Much Is Professional 121 Dog Training in Edinburgh

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

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How To Help Your Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog Training Edinburgh Tips To Help Your Pooch Living and working in Leith, Edinburgh is hard work when you have a reactive and anxious dog, I should know I live with my own barking lunctic Ally in the heart

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Are Ready to Adopt a Rescue Dog?

Are You Dog Ready? So you’re probably thinking ‘well duh yes I am ready’. There is way more to becoming a dog parent then offering your undying love and providing a loving home. Lets prove you’re ready and see if

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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

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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 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

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What if your Rescue Dog has issues? The story of my Flash pt 2

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.

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Edinburgh Fringe Fireworks Survival Guide

My guide to helping your dog survive Edingburgh Fringe Fireworks. Yes for the month of August nearly every night we get to hear if not see the firework disply that finishes of the Tattoo. While it is brilliant to watch

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5 Top Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool Indoors.

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.

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I hated dog training classes

Yep its true I use to hate going to dog training classes and I have tried a fair few in my time. Years before I become a professional dog walker and started studying to become a dog trainer I adopted

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The Friendliest Dug Cafe in Edinburgh

I love Edinburgh its so dog friendly and before I moved here 7 years ago I hadn’t experiacned any place like it. Not only are the dog owning locals friendly but the non dog owning locals are dog friendly. Its

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How my dogs saved my life

As I write this we are nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness week in the UK, my mental health as taken a bashing over the years and I am comfortable with status as ‘Dealing with Depression’ that I wanted

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5 reasons why playtime with your dog is important!

Yes thats right playtime between you and your dog is really important,I know I have mentioned this before but it does easily get over looked especially as your dog gets older. Play provides cognitive, physical and social benefits for dogs

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The Last Time I Would Ever Use A Flexi Lead

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Flexi Lead. Way Before I Began My Professional Dog Career as a walker and trainer, I was just your average dog owner. I had an Old English Sheepdog called Flash, he was my world and

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How To Stop Your Dog Pulling

He Just Drags Me From One Lamp Post To The Next!Its 7am and I am out walking Erick, who even at this early hour as I am yawning my head off he is alert and following his nose, dragging me

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My Dog Destroys The House When I Leave

Ally is my 18 month old, Old English Sheepdog and she is generally well behaved (I use generally very loosely!). Ally loves it when the Postman visits because new post means new things to shred to tiny tiny pieces and

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How do I stop my dog pulling?

I am a member of a few Old English Sheepdogs Facebook pages I love seeing other peoples Old English Sheepdogs (Although mine will always be the loveliest). I enjoy these pages because its a place where you can chat to

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Does it hurt my dog when he pulls on the lead?

The hidden Damage Caused By Your Dog Pulling On His Lead. When I first got Flash he would drag me everywhere on lead, there was never any let up from him even when I could hear his breathing become more

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My Dog Won’t Walk on his Lead

I had a new dog join my morning crew this week, Bracken is a lovely doodle dog with a handsome smile. However Bracken is one of these rare dog’s that doesn’t pull he will stand still and ground himself to

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My Dog Pulls Like Crazy

‘Flash, Flash Stop Pulling And Walk Will You!!!’ That was me along time ago with my then dog Flash to try and get him stop pulling and just walk. I almost willed it on most walks, I began to hate

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