Four ways to reduce flatulence in dogs
Being the owner of a dog that passes a lot of gas can be embarrassing and unpleasant. Some breeds, like Boxers and Bulldogs, are naturally more flatulent than others, but if you think your dog’s flatulence is excessive, there may be some things you can do to help ease the problem…
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Top five common mistakes to avoid when training your dog
There is a huge amount of information available for the best way to train your dog, with many plans and strategy guides, all of which suggest something different. While you might be overwhelmed by this sometimes contradictory information, it is important to know that the things not to do when dog training are pretty much set in stone, whatever strategy you are using. These mistakes will cause frustration for both you and your dog and are likely to have a big impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of your training. Here are some of the biggest mistakes that you must avoid when training your dog, as compiled by our experts…
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Why switch to grain-free food for your pooch this summer?
The summer is well on its way and we couldn’t be more excited. For dog owners, this means lighter evenings and warmer days to take your pooch for a walk, which is a huge bonus. Not only that, but it also means it’s a great time to review your pet’s diet and ensure it’s the best and healthiest it can be.
As we head into the warmer months, your pet’s diet can have a huge impact on their behaviour and well-being, so it’s important to know what’s best for your dog. One way of doing this is to look at the benefits of grain-free treats…
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Top tips for when putting your dog on a diet
Are you concerned that your dog is overweight? Perhaps they have a pot belly or feel much heavier when you lift them up. If you are concerned, then the likelihood is that your dog is overweight. In most cases, the average household dog is 15% overweight! This is when you need to take action. Below we share some helpful tips when you need to put your dog on a diet…
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How to know if your dog needs a diet change
As a pet owner, you are most likely used to feeding your dog a specific routine diet, such as high-quality dry food for dogs, or a mix of raw foods and dry foods. However, have you ever wondered if your dog may need a change in their diet to help them stay happy and healthy?
To determine whether your dog needs a shift in their diet, there are a few things you should be looking out for. We discuss some of the signs below…
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Top 5 sports to try with your dog
There’s nothing wrong with taking your four-legged friend to the park for a game of fetch – but it can get a bit boring. The great thing about clicker training is how quickly dogs learn to react. Once you’ve mastered the art of training with treats, you’ll find that it’s easier than ever to try new and exciting activities with your dog. Why not give one of these fun hobbies a go?
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What exactly is clicker training?
There are many forms of training with treats that dog owners may wish to try, with clicker training being one of the most popular. The name refers to the handheld mechanical clicker used by the trainer: it’s clicked when the dog displays the exact behaviour that the trainer is looking for, and a treat is given straight after.
How does it work?
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Positive reinforcement tips for training dogs
Positive reinforcement, otherwise known as reward-based training or pain-free training is becoming more popular as the years go by. As dog owners, we’re quickly learning that dogs respond much quicker to positivity than negativity. Rewarding good behaviour and ignoring bad behaviour often gets results quickly, and soon you’ll find yourself enjoying the company of a well-behaved dog. So, where do you start?
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The best healthy treats for your dog
We love to give our dogs a treat, they are our best friends after all. When it comes to giving your dog a treat, whether it’s for general love or for training, then it’s important that the treats you are giving them are healthy and appropriate for them. There are certain foods that dogs simply cannot be fed, these include chocolate, avocados, grapes and lots more. However, there are plenty of healthy dog treats for your furry friend. Keep reading to check out the best healthy dog treats to give your pet…
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How to train a dog with treats
Whether you’ve brought a puppy into the family, adopted an adult dog from a shelter or you have an old family dog who’s up for learning new tricks, training your dog can be a confusing, chaotic and fun experience. Our pooches can be mischievous little bundles of joy sometimes, which makes training them all the more important. We’d recommend you buy some dog treats for training. It’s the best way to keep your pet interested! Find out more …
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