How to teach your dog to be calm around visitors

How to teach your dog to be calm around visitors

Often, when a visitor comes to the door, our dog will give a warning or guarding bark to alert us about the visitor.

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Static correction dog collars, like PetSafe’s Remote Trainer Dog Collar, are designed to interrupt and decrease negative behaviors, including your dog barking, running away, digging or jumping.

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

In fixed behavior chains and behavior chains with handler cues, parents or trainers offer a primary reinforcer, such as PureBites chicken breast freeze-dried dog treats, after the dog completes the last behavior in the chain.

New Puppy Parent? What to Expect the First Year

New Puppy Parent? What to Expect the First Year

If you’re bringing home a new puppy, you’ll need to provide him with the essentials to help him develop into a happy, healthy and a well-adjusted dog. Puppies are nearing adulthood at this stage of development and need plenty of training and socialization now to help them become well-behaved adult dogs.

How to Train Your Dog to Drop It

How to Train Your Dog to Drop It

It can be useful in dog obedience training and other skills, such as “fetch.” You can ask a dog who knows “drop it” to drop the ball at your feet after she fetches it and avoid having to chase her down or wrench the ball out of her mouth.

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

Not all dogs have what it takes – this one clearly does (Picture: Getty)It’s a highly selective process that finds the right dog for every situation within a police force.

How to Calm a Nervous Dog

How to Calm a Nervous Dog

No pet parent wants to see their dog in distress, but sometimes animals become nervous or fearful, especially when faced with loud noises, new people or a events, such as Halloween.

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Remotely controlled training devices – e-collars or shock collars – can trigger an electronic pulse of up to 6,000 volts to a dog’s neck, and can shock an animal for up to 11 seconds at a time, according to the Dogs Trust. “This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive-reward training methods.”

Welcoming kittens at home? Here’s a guide

Growing up is very energetic business and the young kitten needs up to four times as many calories per kg of bodyweight compared to an adult cat! Ideally, the day that you bring your new kitten or cat home, you should make her aware of the location of the litter tray.

Anger management

But aggression can be prevented if you start early socialisation and basic obedience training for your dog. • Dominance: Normally displayed towards other dogs, your pooch might become aggressive towards humans if he views them as part of his pack.

Four things you need to know about dogs

Four things you need to know about dogs

But sometimes the problems can occur when owners do not understand the dog’s normal social behaviour.Here are four things people need to know when it comes to dogs.PUNISHMENT IN TRAININGIn the past we used to believe that because dogs are ‘pack animals’ that they need to understand who is “boss” or dominant.

A Pet is for Life - Not Just for Christmas

A Pet is for Life - Not Just for Christmas

While "pets as presents" remains a hot debate every holiday season, this year, the importance of planning for a new pet has particularly hit home -- because 2015 was the year we added Hermes to our pack.