Calm Dog Training: Your Guide to Calming Your Hyperactive Dog How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance Reward Your Dog When Obedience Training Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Tips For Owners

Calm Dog Training: Your Guide to Calming Your Hyperactive Dog

While an overly-excited dog is something of a stereotype, too much excitement can wear on both a dog and its owner. It's important for dog owners to be able to calm their dogs down and give them a chance to relax. Thankfully, calming a dog is easier than it might initially seem. By utilising calm […]

How You Can Protect Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks

While the outdoors is a great place for a dog to be, it's also a place where they can be put at risk. When a dog spends time outside, they could be bitten by fleas or ticks, which can cause diseases like heartworm and anaplasma. Thankfully, there are many of things that pet owners can […]

Smart Reasons Of Having Pet Insurance And The Benefits Of Pet Insurance

Many people have a pet, whether it is a cat or a dog feels like an extended member of the family. However, as the veterinary field becomes more technologically advanced, the cost of caring for a pet increases due to the high cost associated with  acquiring necessary equipments, facilities as well as training require to […]

Reward Your Dog When Obedience Training

Rewarding your dog is the best motivator when training. It is well known that using rewards and other positive reinforcement when obedience training a dog is the most effective method and achieves the best results. You can make obedience training fun for the dog – and yourself too – by making a game of it. […]

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Tips For Owners

Owning a dog is not all about taking them on walks and changing their food/water bowls daily; training them is an integral part as well. Many people believe that verbal and physical abuse are effective when it comes to dog training, but there is a much better way.Here are some positive reinforcement dog training tips […]

Dog Park Behaviour With Other Dogs Tips And Etiquette

Dog Park Behaviour With Other Dogs Tips And Etiquette

Dog parks are becoming increasingly popular all across the entire country. The parks can differ in size from large to small. However, they all share the same purpose which is to provide a safe place where dogs can actually run off leash and be able to socialise with other dogs. While they are not always for everyone, a dog park can benefit both pets and their owners. Below, we will discuss some of the proper etiquette and tips that you should become familiar with before taking your dog to the dog park. Dog Park Behaviour With Other Dogs Tips And Etiquette: 1. Linger Outside If you and your dog are new to the dog park, you are likely going to experience a moment where all of the familiar dogs rush over to your dog. Because this can cause anxiety and possibly overwhelm your dog, you will want to make sure that you gradually introduce your dog to the other dogs from outside of the fence. Let your dog notice the presence of the other dogs and allow the other dogs to noti...

Why NOT To Hug A Dog

Why NOT To Hug A Dog

If you enjoy the presence of dogs, it is very likely that you have hugged one. Sometimes you simply get caught up in the moment and you let your joy and affection control your behaviour and actions. In the moment, did you ever pay attention as to whether or not your dog enjoyed being hugged? Do dogs even like to be hugged? Below, we will answer this question and more. Do Dogs Like to Be Hugged? The short answer is no. However, the full answer is actually much more complex than just saying they do not like being hugged. While some dogs might make it extremely clear that they do not enjoy hugs, others might actually be passive and let the moment pass without making any type of behaviour change. Other dogs might love hugs and enjoy the affection from their care taker but not from other strangers and other people. Why Do Dogs Not Like Hugs?   It is something that we often forget because we tend to treat and think of them as such, but dogs are not people or huma...

Why Do Dogs Nip People?

Why Do Dogs Nip People?

There are many reasons why dogs nip people. Here are a few reasons why dogs nip people. Children are more likely to get bitten by dogs. The injuries on a child can be severe because they are smaller in size and they don’t know how they should act around dogs or act when they are attacked. Many of the bites are from interactions with familiar dogs, thus it is important to educate people on how to avoid dog bites. It is important to understand that any dog has the capacity to bite, and by understanding the reasons why they bite, it is much easier to avoid them. Dog Possessiveness One common issue in dogs is the need to protect their property. Property in this case is anything from toys, food, territory or even human being. The worst offenders are the herding breeds and guard dogs, but any dog can develop this behaviour. Starting to train the dog early can help minimise the possessive behaviour. Teaching the dog the “Leave It” command can go a long w...

Stop Dog Biting and Nipping

Stop Dog Biting and Nipping

Many people don’t enjoy dogs that bite, chew mouth and their hands, clothing or limbs during the play and interaction. Dogs have more strength, hence causing more pain that a puppy. This can even lead to an injury on a person while the dog is mouthing.  Suppressing mouthing in adult dogs can be a challenge compared to doing it in puppies. This is because adult are not as sensitive to human reaction than the puppies since they are harder to control because of their physical size. Dogs who did this were never stopped from doing this when they were still puppies. Their human parents never taught them how to be gentle and chew toys instead. Mouthing is a behaviour normal in dogs, but there are some dogs that usually bite out of frustration and this can indicate a problem with aggression. Telling the difference between normal mouthing and mouthing preceding aggressive behaviour can be sometimes difficult. In many cases, the dog has a relaxed body and face. The muzzle might seem ...

When Your Dog’s Afraid of Everything

When Your Dog’s Afraid of Everything

Having a dog that fears everything can sometimes be a challenge because you won’t have enough time to do any fun activities that you should be doing with your dog. This is because the dog needs to be attentive and having fun at the same time. A dog scared of everything is bad for the both of you. When exercising the dog, the dog needs to be involved in the activity until it gets tired or reaches the maximum amount of physical activity it should reach. The fear of things can also affect the dog’s health in one way or another. There are a number of dogs that even have a difficulty eating and drinking because of fear. The condition is sometimes natural in dogs that are in a new or unfamiliar environment. During development, the dog usually socialises with familiar people, animals, object, and situations. Shyness in dogs is not a problem, but it becomes a problem when it inhibits your lifestyle or the dog develops other problems as a result of shyness. Many people try to c...