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Puppy Training Leigh on Sea

The puppy training that I offer in Leigh on Sea is a little bit different from the norm, but there’s a very good reason for that.  Standard puppy training classes teach some really simple thinks like sit and stay, they make a puppy a bit familiar with being around other dogs and they try to encourage walking to heel.

This is limited though, and it doesn’t teach you anything about what your puppy (more…)

Fundamentals of Puppy training

When picking up your bundle of furry joy for the first time it can be hard to envisage how important getting some good fundamental puppy training in place can be!  When they are small enough that you can hold them in your hand, and all they seem to want to do is sleep, sniff, cuddle or eat…

Fundamentals of puppy trainingHowever numerous years training dog owners has taught me that people do one of 2 things when they get a (more…)

Dogs crying at night

Anyone who has had dogs and children will know how distressing crying at night can be. Partly due to the loss of sleep, and partly because hearing someone that you care about displaying distress themselves, can really tug at the heartstrings and make you feel worried and/or guilty.

This is not a parenting blog, and I don’t know enough about children to be able to advise on them! Fortunately I do (more…)

Why is my dog aggressive to other dogs?

One of the most common behaviour problems I get called in to help with is a dog which is being aggressive to other dogs that it sees when out on the walk. So most owners are keen to know why their dog is aggressive to other dogs.

Commonly thought reasons for aggressive behaviour…

  • Lack of socialising/puppy training
  • A bad experience in the past (was attacked by another dog)
  • Owner is nervous (more…)

Toilet training a puppy

There are a lot of things we want to teach them when they are coming into our homes for the first time, but toilet training a puppy is one of the first things we’ll think of.  It’s important to remember that every puppy has a different personality, so what worked straight away for a friend and their pup, may not work as quickly for you.  The key is being consistent, and calm and patient, with whichever  (more…)

Puppy classes in Southend

If you are looking for puppy classes in Southend, I’m afraid I don’t offer them.  There is a reason that I don’t though, so please read on.  I have been to puppy classes in Southend in the past and I spent the majority of the time cringing, because the situation was simply too stressful and overwhelming for the puppies attending.  The classes I went to were extremely small, which is better, but from (more…)

Puppy training…

The standard response when taking on a new pup is to go to a generic puppy training class. These do have their benefit, but they also have their limits…  Because the puppy training I offer is slightly different to the perceived ‘normal approach’, I’ve been delightedly lately to have owners seeking out my help with their brand new puppies of 8 weeks or so!  These owners have acknowledged the importance (more…)

Why dog training classes often aren’t the answer…

It’s a standard response for many dog owners (one to be applauded) when acquiring a new dog, and wanting to ensure that it is well mannered and socially acceptable, to automatically enrole in dog training classes, in the hope that this will teach them how to behave. In fact many owners call me admitting that they didn’t take their dog to classes when they were young, as if that explains their behaviour; (more…)