My Dog Won’t Come!

My Dog Won’t Come!

 HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO COME! Of course most dogs do ‘come’ – eventually.  The problem for most owners is that their dog does not respond quickly or reliably to their ‘come’ command especially when in an interesting environment such as an off lead dog park...
A Hound in the House

A Hound in the House

[This article first appeared in Dog’s Life magazine and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author] A growing number of canine behaviourists and trainers recommend that pet dogs should be allowed inside the family home on a regular basis.  It is not...
Story of a Neglected Dog

Story of a Neglected Dog

When the Smith family saw the movie ‘Babe’ they decided right then and there that a border collie was the dog for them.  With a big backyard and two kids to play with the active dog would be kept happy.  They also liked the fact that they were an intelligent breed...
Why Puppy PreSchool is Important

Why Puppy PreSchool is Important

Fifteen years ago you would not have considered enrolling your new puppy into school. The wisdom at that time was that training should not begin until six months of age. Today however, most veterinarians, behaviourists and trainers agree that attending a good puppy...
Dogs and Children

Dogs and Children

Most problems with dogs and kids are predictable and occur as a result of poor socialization with children and/or rough handling especially around food or sleeping areas. Children look, move, smell and act differently to adults and may unknowingly encroach on a dog’s...