What to look for in doggy daycare and how to know if it is suitable for your dog.

I get asked a lot by clients about dog daycare and if I think it would be suitable for their dog. Every response I give is different. Some dogs thrive in daycare, some dogs can’t cope. Some dogs love the larger daycare companies whereas others prefer to be in a home with 2 or 3Continue reading “What to look for in doggy daycare and how to know if it is suitable for your dog.”

How scentwork can improve your dog’s life.

Did you know that your dog has up to 300 million olfactory receptors whereas we only have 6 million? This means a dog can smell a drop of blood in a room the size of an Olympic swimming pool! The part of your dog’s brain that deals with this is 40 times larger than oursContinue reading “How scentwork can improve your dog’s life.”

The impact of lockdown on our dogs and how sosialisation walks can help.

As a dog trainer on a regular basis I hear experienced clients say “My dog loved other dogs before lockdown” and new puppy owners often say “My dog doesn’t know how to act with other dogs now restrictions have eased.” Lockdown has affected everyone, even our dogs. You may have had to shield meaning yourContinue reading “The impact of lockdown on our dogs and how sosialisation walks can help.”

How to help your senior dog live it’s best life.

This months guest blog comes from Joe Nutkins of Dog Training For Essex And Suffolk. She is going to talk us through how we can help our dogs stay fit and healthy when they get into their older years. This blog massively resonates with me as Vinnie is a senior and is slowing down alotContinue reading “How to help your senior dog live it’s best life.”

How to enrich your dog’s life?

Enrichment is an incredibly important activity to include in your dog’s life. There are so many benefits including confidence building, calming, improved behaviour, better eating habits, expressing natural behaviours and bond building. Enrichment should not only benefit you as a dog owner but your dog should also benefit mentally and physically. Anything that involves yourContinue reading “How to enrich your dog’s life?”

Want to change your dog’s food to something healthier but not comfortable with raw? Then read on……there is another option.

You all know that I can be a bit of a broken record when it comes to nutrition but it is such an important subject to me. I do talk about raw feeding alot but I know many of you aren’t comfortable with it, or just don’t have the freezer space to store it. ColdContinue reading “Want to change your dog’s food to something healthier but not comfortable with raw? Then read on……there is another option.”

The importance of focus.

I have been working with lots of owners recently with various things they need help with. There are some basics that need to be pretty solid for all of the other training to fall into place and one thing that is really underrated is focus. If you haven’t got any focus from your dog thenContinue reading “The importance of focus.”

Is your dog the ideal weight?

I often get asked by clients if their dogs look a good weight and alot of the time the answer is yes. Sometimes I have to be honest and say that the dog could do with losing a few lb’s. It’s really easy for that extra bit of weight to creep up on your dog……aContinue reading “Is your dog the ideal weight?”

Expecting a baby? How to prepare your dog for the new arrival

I’m sure you all know by now that I only have a few weeks left before there is a new addition to the household. With this in mind I thought I would base this months blog on preparing your dog for this big change. Although we already have a toddler running around I’m sure VinnieContinue reading “Expecting a baby? How to prepare your dog for the new arrival”

How to help your dog be comfortable at the vets.

This months guest blog is from Katey Aldred RVN and owner of Pooch Paws: Puppy And Dog Training Norfolk And Suffolk Your dog will visit the vet at various points in it’s lifetime and it hugely helps if your dog is comfortable there. Not only does it help your dog have a good association butContinue reading “How to help your dog be comfortable at the vets.”