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5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

5 essential puppy training milestones

On February 14th, 2018

We look at the five essential training milestones every puppy must reach Everyone knows that puppies need training, but where do you start? When you bring your new puppy home, what are the most important skills and behaviours you need to start teaching him? Let’s take a look at five key puppy training milestones you […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. We investigate what can be done to train a stubborn pooch. These days, Duchess the Groodle is the model of a well-behaved family pet. Seven years ago, however, it was a very different story. Despite owner Pam Brossman’s diligent efforts to train her, […]

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How many words should your dog understand and how can you increase their vocabulary? Tim Falk reports The ability to effectively communicate with your dog is a skill every canine owner should have. From understanding his or her name and basic commands, through to more complex behaviours such as coming when called, you and your […]

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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

Finding the right dog trainer is critical if you want your dog to be on his best behaviour. Tim Falk reports From coming when called to greeting strangers in a calm and relaxed manner, there are plenty of behaviours that every dog should know. If you’re an experienced dog owner, you might be lucky enough to […]

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Overenthusiastic greeting

Is your dog an overenthusiastic greeter? Carrol Baker explains how to deal with this challenging problem. We’ve all been there: wiping doggy drool off our chin when an excitable pooch has licked our face in greeting, or having almost been bowled over by a large dog jumping up to say hello. Teaching how to greet […]

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Dog training fundamentals

On January 14th, 2017

Dog training fundamentals

On January 14th, 2017

Sit, stay, come — Tim Falk examines the seven training commands every dog should know.

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How to toilet train your puppy

On September 14th, 2016

How to toilet train your puppy

On September 14th, 2016

Toilet training a new puppy can be a messy business. Dogs Life’s handy guide can help you toilet train your pet in just two weeks. Amid all the cuddles, cuteness and goofy antics, there’s one aspect of bringing home a new puppy that few dog owners enjoy: toilet training. Just like human babies, puppies have […]

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