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Treat Me Right!

“Will I have to keep treating my dog for the rest of their life?” “Can I feed too many treats?” “But then he’s only doing it for the treats, and not for me.” All common comments and questions I get when training, and as many of you know, I love it when owners start thinking […]

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Should I Let My Dog…

Having a spotted an article on the Good Morning Britain facebook page (It’s not something I do regularly!) on the disgusted reactions of the audience when “Super Vet” Noel Fitzpatrick allowed a dog to lick him on the face. I decided to open this up further regarding an area that I often get asked about […]

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Chew On This!

Chewing Do you have a serial chewer? Is your furniture looking like it’s been attacked by termites? Is there a certain fluffy little terrorist nibbling at your chair legs when you’re not looking? It’s fair to say that MOST Puppies in their lifetime will sample some part of your house that wasn’t even intended to […]

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Crate Training 101

Crate Training is a fairly debated topic when it comes to dog training and like many things regarding training and settling our dogs it can be done well and it can be done not so well! First and foremost, we don’t want our crate to be a cage to our pups. As soon as it […]

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Dog Friendly Pubs, Cafe’s & Restaurants in Sutton Coldfield

Dog Friendly Pubs, Cafes & Retaurants in Sutton Coldfield It’s no secret that in England our attitude towards dogs being brought into pubs and the like is changing somewhat. More and more people want to spend more time with their dogs and take them out in their every day life. Sharing a meal (Sometimes literally!) […]

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To Tug or Not To Tug?

Tugging Playing tug with your dog is a perfect way of creating value in yourself for your dog. The dog can’t get this value unless they’re interacting with you! Like any game we need to make it fair. Both you and your dog should both be winners otherwise one of you will not want to […]

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Puppy Exercise

  Exercise! Not sure how much exercise you should be giving your puppy? Too much? Too little? It’s a common problem people face and sometimes the wrong solution can have some potentially nasty and expensive results. It’s very important that whilst our puppies are growing we don’t over exercise them as we risk damaging very […]

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Keeping your RelationSHIP afloat (Cheesey huh?)

  Relationship It’s a big word with a lot of different meanings for different people – but it’s a very important part of getting results in any training with your dog. Remember, you and your dog are a team – and both teammates need to be happy (Cheesy right?) Building your relationship with your dog […]

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King of The Kongs

  15 minutes of stuffing for 6 hours of peace and quiet. Sounds good right? Damn right it’s good. I’ve stuffed all these kongs with a single Butternut Box pouch and a hefty dollop of peanut butter here and there. These will all get bunged in the freezer ready for when I need my dogs […]

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