From microchipping to insurance, our experts take you through the key things every dog owner should do to care for their canine companions.
Read our advice on how to ensure your pet stays healthy and is cared for.
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Simple steps to help your dog get used to people wearing face masks
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.
Gaining your dog’s attention is the basis to all obedience training
Teaching your dog a strong recall is essential before letting them off the lead in a public space.
Learn how to train your dog using positive reinforcement, guided by our expert Canine Behavioural Team
Discover what signs to look for if your dog is stung and/or has an allergic reaction
Take the first steps towards getting your dog to walk nicely on the lead
Learn about some interactive food games to exercise your dog's brain
Follow our advice to stop your dog jumping up, and teach them that they will get attention from calmer behaviours
Consistency is key when it comes to managing this common behaviour in dogs
Teaching a dog to settle gives them and you time to chill out
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.
A clicker can be really useful when training your dog to pinpoint exact behaviours
Simple steps to teach your dog how to stand still with all four paws on the ground
Follow our step by step guide to help desensitise your dog to loud noises
Teaching your dog a stay is a great way to help them learn some self control and can also be useful in everyday situations
Our dog behavioural experts go through teaching your dog to politely greet visitors when they ring the doorbell
A watch me command means your dog will look up and maintain eye contact with you when asked
Learn three different approaches to teaching your dog a 'Down' command
A nose touch is a great skill to incorporate into your dog's greeting and recall.
Mouthing in puppies is a harmless way for them to explore the world, but as they get older it can feel like biting.
Get advice on how to help your dog get used to wearing a muzzle
How you can help your dog gradually adjust to you being out of the house.
Our tips on keeping your dog safe and what to do if you suspect your dog has been stolen
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.
Top tips to keeping your dog safe during the summer months
We've put together some things to look out for when deciding on a dog walker, dog sitter or dog daycare.
Finding a dog trainer or behaviourist can help you understand how to manage some of your dog's behaviours and quirks
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.
While car travel is necessary for most dogs, many of them can find being in a moving car stressful.
Long lines are great for giving your dog more freedom whilst still having some control of what they are doing.
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.
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.
Learn the steps to help prevent your dog from being in a position where they might be startled
A hold is when your dog picks up an object and holds it in their mouth on cue.
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.
Investing time in training your dog, whether they are short-sighted, visually impaired or blind will make for a stronger relationship and a happier and more fulfilled pet.
To begin with, you will need to figure out why your dog is barking and then you can treat the cause or manage the situation.
For young and very active dogs, a ‘bed’ cue or command is a great way to divert their extra energy and gives them a brief ‘time-out’ to help them learn to calm themselves down when they get over-excited.
It’s a good idea to introduce these items early-on so that when it comes to walking nicely on the lead, for example, your dog is already comfortable with the collar, harness and lead and associates them with good things.
If your dog is wary of strangers it’s often because of a certain amount of fear, so it’s important that training is done gradually, at their own pace, and without putting any pressure on them.
Cats and dogs are sometimes thought of as enemies, but with some careful planning, that’s not always the case.
It is important to take the time to carefully plan and manage the first meetings between new and existing dogs.
Greyhounds are playful, affectionate, and intelligent and can make wonderful, loving pets and welcoming one into your life is the right choice for lots of people.