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Giving Your Dog’s Happiness a Boost

Giving Your Dog’s Happiness a Boost

Sponsored post We all know how happy our dogs make us, but what about how happy we make our dogs? If you’re going to bring an animal into your life, then this is the right question to be asking. The thing about dogs is that it seems like they’re always happy. But the other thing […]

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  03/09/2020   No comments
Can your dog change a lightbulb? – Funny Bone

Can your dog change a lightbulb? – Funny Bone

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? (Recognise your dog here?) Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?? Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not […]

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  14/05/2020   No comments
Motivation!

Motivation!

Most owners know what their dogs like. The special treats that they will do anything for. For Rio, its most foods. From Kibble, to fish pieces, he finds it all equally exciting. He will choose food over toys any day. George likes food, but LOVES tennis balls and tuggy toys. If he can destroy it, […]

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  31/03/2020   No comments
Jackpots! And Reward Schedules.

Jackpots! And Reward Schedules.

When teaching your dog a new behaviour, a reward should be given every time your dog is successful. Instantly. No exceptions! This helps your dog to associate the behaviour with a reward. Sometimes, a dog can catch you by surprise and perform the end behaviour by himself, or after very little training. When this happens, […]

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  30/03/2020   No comments
Top rules of dog training!

Top rules of dog training!

We all do what works for us. Amazingly, all animals, including humans, learn in the exact same way! From tigers, to gold fish, we all have one thing in common. We are all pleasure seekers, including dogs. We do what works and avoid what doesn’t. When we find what works, we are more likely to […]

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  30/03/2020   No comments

Nikki’s Dreams have come true!

Finally! I never thought I would see the day I now have a 1 acre field all to my self! Well maybe not all to myself, of course I’m going to share it with you guys too! After a 2 and half year search, I finally found the perfect place. And I mean PERFECT I […]

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  01/03/2020   No comments
Is your dog a free loader?

Is your dog a free loader?

When offered a choice between free food and working for food, can you imagine which your dog will choose? Hint – Its not the free food! Researchers have found that ‘animals will perform an operant response to obtain food when abundant free food is available’ Translation Please! Simply put, your dog would rather endure a […]

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  03/10/2019   2 comments
Silent Training

Silent Training

People talk too much! Yap, Yap, Yap! I’m guilty of this too, I like a good natter, especially with the dogs! But sometimes, ? you say it best when you say nothing at all ? Silent training should be the absolute first step. See we say a lot of junky words that our dogs just […]

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  18/09/2019   No comments