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Keeping your dog safe during Christmas

Keeping your dog safe during Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching again, so we would like to remind you of some important things to consider when preparing for the Festive Season with your dog. Many dried fruits are poisonous to dogs so don’t allow them access to... read more…

The Festive Season

The Festive Season

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is fast approaching, and the season for after-work drinks, get-togethers and parties is about to begin but do spare a thought for your four-legged friends as they don’t understand the changes that may occur in your routine and your behaviour... read more…

Meeting your dogs needs

Meeting your dogs needs

As we all know, if you are a dog lover, owning a dog can be great fun and rewarding for all members of the family. However, the joy of owning a dog also brings with it a commitment from you that will last around 12 years or even longer. During that time, you will face challenges, frustrations and financial demands that may put a strain on your pockets, your relationship with your dog, and sometimes even your relationship with other members of your household! read more…

Managing Destructive Behaviours in Dogs

Managing Destructive Behaviours in Dogs

Dogs who seem intent on destroying the contents of your home and garden can be very difficult to live with. As humans, we find it difficult to understand why our dogs choose to chew chairs, tables, stairs, carpets, skirting boards and walls; some dogs will tear up and chew carpets and vinyl. These can be very expensive habits for any owner to tolerate, and may even result in a dog being rehomed... read more…

Off Lead Dogs

Off Lead Dogs

Lee Hardy talks about off-lead dogs - I’ve been training dogs, as a Bark Busters therapist for over 16 years. Having trained over 3,000 dogs and their owners I have come across all kinds of breeds and all kinds of issues. Dog owners who call on me for help want their dog to be well behaved both at home and in public, whilst retaining their spirit and love of life. They want to be able to walk their dogs without fear of embarrassing or dangerous incidents. This means that they will be working hard to train their dogs in public spaces. Much of the outdoor work they do will involve their dog being on a lead whilst they perfect their training. What I find is that their attempts to practise are often disrupted by a situation beyond their control... read more…

Managing your dogs fears of fireworks

Managing your dogs fears of fireworks

Bonfire night takes place traditionally on 5th November but, as we all know, nowadays, fireworks can be seen and heard for weeks before and after that date. Whilst fireworks are attractive and exciting for humans, dogs generally are far less keen and are unable to make sense of the loud bangs and explosions taking place in their normally quiet lives...  read more…

Halloween - Don't let the fright turn to a bite

Halloween - Don't let the fright turn to a bite

Halloween is fast approaching and, as dog trainers and behaviour therapists, we know that this can be a particularly difficult time for dogs. Most dogs don't like change because they are used to the routine and association they have built and are most familiar with... read more…

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