Author Archives: Nigel Reed

How to train your dog to come when called

The biggest myth to owning a dog is that it must run and play every day. This causes many owners to feel guilt if they do not let their dogs off when going for a walk. This guilt then leads … Continue reading

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Dog Training Tips, No.3 – Respect your dogs space

There are many incidents of dogs biting people or other dogs. The vast majority of the attacks occur from the dog feeling a sense of danger with the situation. The defence responses If a dog feels there is any danger … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs There are some dogs that become extremely distressed as soon as the owners leave their homes. The anxiety from being separated from their owner may manifest itself in many forms such as howling, whining, chewing objects … Continue reading

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Why are some dogs only aggressive when on a lead?

A very common problem owners experience are when their dog becomes aggressive whilst on lead but are fine when they off lead. The owner often becomes stumped whilst trying to make sense of the dogs’ actions. They will come to … Continue reading

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How to train your dog to walk to heel

Before beginning to teach your dog to walk to heel, make sure that you are both prepared and happy. It is vital to understand that the dog’s needs have to be met before teaching it anything, so make sure it … Continue reading

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Dog training tip no 2 manage your home

The concept of dog obedience can be hard to achieve if you do not manage your home properly. As there are often areas in the home environment where the dog acquires bad habits. For example a place where they habitually bark, … Continue reading

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Canine language

What dogs look for in our language. Every owner understands when getting a dog it is them who will have to provide for the dogs needs be it food, security or teaching them how to behave etc.  However the way … Continue reading

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Dog Training tips: No 1 Make sure you and the dog are calm

When we want to know “how to train a dog”, the first port of call is often to seek out help from dog training experts who run dog-training classes.  We may go through the process of researching the best dog trainer … Continue reading

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Dogs that jump up

Respecting the universal rule of personal space is taught to most of us from childhood. There are however many dogs that do not understand this rule and invade the space of strangers/ family/friends and their owners.  Intrusive actions such as … Continue reading

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Other peoples dogs

As dogs’ guardians, it is our job to ensure their safety at all times. The urban environment has an abundance of threats which could compromise our dogs’ safety including traffic on the roads, dangerous objects and parks from which they … Continue reading

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