Socialisation of your dog outdoors

Getting outdoors regularly with your dog is a great habit but getting them used to different encounters and experiences can be a challenge. We often hear about the socialisation period in puppies where we need to expose them to as many sights, sounds, smells and encounters as possible so they are not fearful in later … Read more

Why do dogs break their toilet training?

Housetraining can be a challenging part of training a new puppy, but with plenty of reward and effort on our part we can achieve good results relatively quickly in most cases. However, sometimes adult dogs who we assume to be completely housetrained will suddenly surprise us by urinating indoors in the most surprising of circumstances. … Read more

When does my dog have to be on a lead?

In the UK, there are certain situations where our legislation dictates that dogs must be kept on leads. For instance, it is an offence if your dog is not kept on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer, so you should always have a lead handy if you are out and … Read more

Walking The Dog

Getting out for a walk with your dog is one of the benefits of dog ownership but sometimes in the dark, cold and wet winter months, it doesn’t always feel like one! A study in Scotland last year (where it doesn’t get much colder, wetter or darker in winter) found that dog owners were 12% … Read more