Tips and Advice

Motivating Dog Behaviour

Small black and white poodle type dog wearing sunglasses , laying in a green striped hammock.

People often tell me their dogs aren’t motivated by anything, and often that is true. Thankfully, there are things we can do to improve our dogs motivation. When we do, we can see their acceptance of rewards, and their behaviour,…

Recall; an essential skill for every dog!

It’s not uncommon these days, to think of recall as being a non-urgent cue that we’ll teach our dog at some point. With the increase in popularity of extendable leads and long lines it has felt even more optional. But…

5 Ways to get the most out of our dogs walk

We are taking our dogs for their walks anyway, why not make the most of them. So, here are five ways we can get the most out of our dogs walks that will also benefit their confidence and mental health.

Neutering your Dog: The Pros and Cons

There is a lot of confusion about whether neutering is a good idea or not. Even our trusted vets can’t seem to agree. So, here are my pro’s and con’s to neutering your dog. Hopefully, you can make your own…

Great Dog Training Locations in Dundee

There are loads of great dog training locations in Dundee to train and socialise your dog. Here are some of my favourites. But where do you like to go? Tell me in the comments…

Reward Prediction Error in Dogs

Last week I told you how dogs learn new behaviours, but that’s not the end of the story. This week we’ll find out about reward prediction errors in dogs and how dogs can quickly unlearn those new tricks and behaviours!

How dogs learn new behaviours

Ever wondered how your pup learns new (good or bad) behaviours? How can he be great for one person and not another? Why is timing so important? And how it is that you can spend ages teaching him a recall…

How to Speed up your Dogs Training with Markers

.A marker is a simple, but precise, way of telling your dog he’s done a good thing. Not only will you speed up your dogs training by introducing a marker signal. You can also use it to boost his confidence,…

Choosing the right rescue dog for your family!

If you are considering adopting a rescue dog into your home, you’ll want to make sure the experience is as positive as possible, for everyone! Choosing the right rescue dog for your family requires a little preparation, but it’s totally…

Key Elements of The Perfect Dog Walk

You and your dog may have different ideas of what a perfect walk might look like. For the most well balanced dog, this is what I think a perfect walk will look like! If you can include a bit of…

Top Common Dog Training Mistakes

Here’s my top common dog training mistakes. I see these loads, so don’t feel bad if you are doing any. But, now you know, you can avoid them in the future!