Dog advice

From microchipping to insurance, our experts take you through the key things every dog owner should do to care for their canine companions.

Coronavirus in dogs and cats Coronavirus in dogs and cats

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Online Dog Training Classes Online Dog Training Classes

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Getting dogs used to people in face masks Getting dogs used to people in face masks

Simple steps to help your dog get used to people wearing face masks

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Dog care Dog care

​The golden rules to being a great dog owner

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How to settle in your new puppy or dog How to settle in your new puppy or dog

By taking the steps to make sure your new dog or puppy feels safe, secure and welcome in their new space they will settle much quicker and feel more confident.

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How to teach a dog its name How to teach a dog its name

Gaining your dog’s attention is the basis to all obedience training

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How to teach your dog a recall How to teach your dog a recall

Teaching your dog a strong recall is essential before letting them off the lead in a public space.

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How to train your dog How to train your dog

Learn how to train your dog using positive reinforcement, guided by our expert Canine Behavioural Team

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee or wasp What to do if your dog is stung by a bee or wasp

Discover what signs to look for if your dog is stung and/or has an allergic reaction

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How to teach your dog to walk on a lead How to teach your dog to walk on a lead

Take the first steps towards getting your dog to walk nicely on the lead

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Brain games for dogs Brain games for dogs

Learn about some interactive food games to exercise your dog's brain

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How to stop your dog from jumping up How to stop your dog from jumping up

Follow our advice to stop your dog jumping up, and teach them that they will get attention from calmer behaviours

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How to stop your dog begging for food How to stop your dog begging for food

Consistency is key when it comes to managing this common behaviour in dogs

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How to teach your dog to settle How to teach your dog to settle

Teaching a dog to settle gives them and you time to chill out

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How to teach your dog to sit How to teach your dog to sit

A step by step guide on teaching your dog to sit

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How to crate train your dog How to crate train your dog

Advice on choosing and using a crate with your dog

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Teaching your dog to Teaching your dog to "drop it"

Teaching your dog to drop things, or to leave it, is the most effective way of getting them to let go of anything they’re not supposed to have.

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How to toilet train a dog How to toilet train a dog

Simple steps to toilet training your dog

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Clicker training basics Clicker training basics

A clicker can be really useful when training your dog to pinpoint exact behaviours

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How to teach a dog to stand How to teach a dog to stand

Simple steps to teach your dog how to stand still with all four paws on the ground

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Desensitising your dog to loud noises Desensitising your dog to loud noises

Follow our step by step guide to help desensitise your dog to loud noises

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How to teach your dog to stay How to teach your dog to stay

Teaching your dog a stay is a great way to help them learn some self control and can also be useful in everyday situations

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How to teach your dog to greet people How to teach your dog to greet people

Our dog behavioural experts go through teaching your dog to politely greet visitors when they ring the doorbell

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How to teach your dog the watch me command How to teach your dog the watch me command

A watch me command means your dog will look up and maintain eye contact with you when asked

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How to teach a dog to lie down How to teach a dog to lie down

Learn three different approaches to teaching your dog a 'Down' command

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How to teach your dog a nose touch How to teach your dog a nose touch

A nose touch is a great skill to incorporate into your dog's greeting and recall.

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How to stop my puppy mouthing How to stop my puppy mouthing

Mouthing in puppies is a harmless way for them to explore the world, but as they get older it can feel like biting.

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How to approach a dog How to approach a dog

Make sure you know how to approach a dog safely

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Muzzle training your dog Muzzle training your dog

Get advice on how to help your dog get used to wearing a muzzle

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Toxic food for dogs Toxic food for dogs

Learn which nine foods to avoid around your dog

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Dealing with stress and separation anxiety in dogs Dealing with stress and separation anxiety in dogs

How you can help your dog gradually adjust to you being out of the house.

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Dog microchipping Dog microchipping

All about microchipping your dog

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Dog insurance Dog insurance

Help guard against unexpected veterinary fees

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Dog theft advice Dog theft advice

Our tips on keeping your dog safe and what to do if you suspect your dog has been stolen

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​Dogs and fireworks ​Dogs and fireworks

Tips on how to help your dog stay safe during fireworks season

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Winter dog care Winter dog care

10 tips to keeping your dog safe during the winter months

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How to trek with your dog How to trek with your dog

Walking your dog is a fundamental part of keeping them healthy and active, but if you want to walk for longer distances or even trek with your dog then it’s important to prepare in the proper way.

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How to keep dogs cool in the summer How to keep dogs cool in the summer

Top tips to keeping your dog safe during the summer months

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How to find a dog walker, day care or dog sitter How to find a dog walker, day care or dog sitter

We've put together some things to look out for when deciding on a dog walker, dog sitter or dog daycare.

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How to Find a Qualified Dog Trainer or Behaviourist How to Find a Qualified Dog Trainer or Behaviourist

Finding a dog trainer or behaviourist can help you understand how to manage some of your dog's behaviours and quirks

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Dealing with resource guarding Dealing with resource guarding

Resource guarding is a natural behaviour for your dog, but at home there are some things we can do to let our dogs know they don’t need to become defensive.

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Getting Your Dog Used to Car Travel Getting Your Dog Used to Car Travel

While car travel is necessary for most dogs, many of them can find being in a moving car stressful.

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How to Use a Long-line Lead How to Use a Long-line Lead

Long lines are great for giving your dog more freedom whilst still having some control of what they are doing.

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How to introduce your dog to other dogs on walks How to introduce your dog to other dogs on walks

There are a few steps you can take when walking your dog to make sure any dog to dog interactions are as positive as possible for everyone involved.

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How to set up a training environment for your dog How to set up a training environment for your dog

Training your dog is great fun but there are a few things to consider before you start to in order to make sure you are giving your dog the best possible chance of succeeding.

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Sleep startle in dogs Sleep startle in dogs

Learn the steps to help prevent your dog from being in a position where they might be startled

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Teach your dog to hold an item Teach your dog to hold an item

A hold is when your dog picks up an object and holds it in their mouth on cue.

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Deaf dog care and training Deaf dog care and training

Training a dog with reduced hearing is very similar to any other dog care training. Our advice shares some deaf dog training basics and useful hand signals.

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