Teaching your puppy recall

Training puppy recall

It’s the most important command you’ll teach your puppy, so it’s really important to get it right. Strong recall will keep your dog safe when you’re out and about – whether you’re calling them away from another dog, avoiding danger, or telling them it’s the end of playtime. Diane from Superhounds recommends practising recall at … Read more

Teaching your puppy nose to hand touch

Nose to hand touch

Your puppy has learnt their new name – and now it’s time to teach them something called nose to hand touch. This command is brilliant for growing puppy brains and the first step to perfecting your puppy’s recall. What it does is give them a consistent place to connect with you when you call them … Read more

Teaching your puppy their name

Teaching a puppy their name

Naming your gorgeous new puppy is one of the first things you do as a new dog owner – and now, with this video – it’s time to teach your puppy their name!  Meet Diane, a dog trainer and behaviourist who runs Superhounds in South London.  She joined us to film this – the very … Read more

Puppies: what to do if they’re biting or chewing

Puppy biting

Puppies are cute, but those little teeth can be really sharp. Not ideal when they’re trying to nip your fingers and ankles every second. We thought we’d take a look at the reasons behind it, so you know what to do if your puppy is biting or chewing something they shouldn’t be. Why is my … Read more

Training your new puppy – the basics

Puppy Training

You’ve got your new bundle of fur. Now it’s time they learn the ropes. It’s great for you, great for bonding, and helps your puppy understand how they fit into the family.  Get started with puppy training basics now and you’ll have a well-rounded and well-behaved adult dog. And, because it’s never too early to … Read more

Puppy and dog training: basic commands

basic puppy training

Wondering how to teach your dog to sit? Not sure how to tell them they’ve done something naughty? It’s easier than you might think, with our top tips for getting your puppy’s training off to a great start. Why is dog training important? Regular training is an important part of raising a well-behaved dog. It’s … Read more

How to socialise a new puppy

The socialisation window is a crucial time to kick-start your puppy’s mental development. Here’s what you need to know to help your puppy grow into a confident adult.

My new puppy won’t stop barking!

Puppy barking

Yap yap yap – a barking puppy can be very frustrating, especially when they just won’t stop! Thankfully, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of barking dogs and interruptions when you’re watching the telly/greeting the postman/having visitors around. We’ve got some handy tips and tricks that will help you get that loudmouth … Read more

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

Training your puppy – Part 1: Basic rules & biting play

At tails.com we want to help you give your puppy the best start, not only with optimised nutrition but also with training which can be a confusing topic. The basics of good training are to reward the behaviours you desire of your pup, whilst ignoring unwanted behaviours or substituting them for good. Being consistent with … Read more