• Dog Behaviour,  Dog Training

    What to do if your dog is in a fight

    Please share this!Just like people, there are going to be dogs that don’t get on as well. What we humans can transfer down the leash without realising, restricts our dogs’ movement, stopping them from making the necessary signals in their daily lives. Once a fight has begun there is little you can do without risk of injury to yourself or escalating the problem. The best way as a responsible dog owner to minimise the hazard, is to stop a fight before it happens. You can do this by being aware of your surroundings, paying careful attention to any oncoming dogs, watch how other dogs enter yours and your dogs space…

  • Dog Training

    How to stop your puppy from biting

    Please share this!I’ve had a few people come up and stop me in the street recently, asking me how to get their puppy to stop biting – all of which were around twelve to sixteen weeks old. Puppies bite and that is a typical age when puppies increase their biting, which is mainly due to teething. Also, there has been no ‘bite inhibition’, which basically means they have not yet learnt the strength of their bite and the items they can bite. For puppies younger than ten weeks, a high pitch squeal can do the job, any older than ten weeks and you need to transfer the attention onto a…

  • Dog Training,  Dog Walking

    Exercising a new puppy

    Please share this!When acquiring a new puppy, something that should be high on the list of things to do is exercise.  As a general guide, a puppy needs five minutes of exercise for each month of the its life, so for a three month old puppy you would give them fifteen minutes, four months twenty minutes, five months twenty five minutes and so on – ensuring the environment is safe and secure. Over-exercising can cause the puppy to become over tired and possibly damage their developing joints, which can lead to early arthritis. Don’t let your puppy run free to play with bigger dogs as this too can cause early…