Foods Poisonous to Dogs: The Most Common Culprits! Every year, a significant number of dogs end up at the vet after eating or drinking something they shouldn’t have. Sadly, our homes are filled with foods poisonous to dogs that we need to be aware of. Unlike cats, dogs tend to not be as discriminating when […]
Potential Dangers for the Dog: We often get asked what our view is on using extendable dog leads. It’s quite simple really, they pose a danger to both the dog and the walker and should not be used. Extendable dog leads have become more popular in recent years. This is probably because as dog owners
During our Puppy Manners Course and our Teenage Loonies Course, we learn about recall and leash protocols. For instance, when it is important to leash up your dog or recall your dog away. An example of this was during a recent training walk with a client and puppy. During this walk we experienced a common
I want to introduce you to one of my dogs for a change – Ringwood Dogs mascot. This is Chester – he’s my dog and the Ringwood Dogs mascot. He was refused by his owners for severe mouthing, hyperactivity, separation anxiety and general bad puppy manners. I fell in love with him and took him
The IMDT Partnership Grades are an internationally recognised award system combining functional training and fun for dogs and owners. There are 6 Grades to achieve, Grade 1 being the easiest and Grade 6 being the hardest. Once a dog and handler has achieved the criteria of the grade they are taking, a certificate and rosette
When I visit owners for a training consult – they often want a quick fix and instant results. They want instant results for loose leash walking, instant results for a superb recall, a quick fix for no jumping, a quick fix for barking and are often disappointed when they learn there isn’t such a thing.
It is true that it is universally recognised, that any dog, even a “good dog” can bite… My dog Chester is wonderful, and I love and adore him. He helps kids who are scared of dogs, he’s a great teacher to puppies and lovely to all humans, big or small. But could he bite? Well
Potential Dangers for the Dog: Over time the cord can become frayed, in the worst case they have been known to break when put under strain. This is of course a risk with all types of dog lead but as the cord is hidden when the lead is retracted the damage is often not noticed.