dog training

Canine predatory chase behaviour

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When Fenton, the black Labrador, chased deer in Richmond Park hotly pursued by his frantic owner a few years ago, he become an instant social media star.  His owner repeatedly called after Fenton but the dog kept running; this video (see below) illustrates canine predatory chase, one of dogs’ natural behaviours but one that can […]

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Under the Spotlight: Emma Tanaka

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Emma (left in photo) joined our team back in the summer, thrown into the deep end with a six hour lecture on fighting dogs – we’re kind like that.   A former Photography researcher with Pinewood now working in aerospace, we asked Emma to go ‘under the spot light’, so you can get to know […]

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Webcast: Choosing the right pet care for your dog

I’m often asked by owners what factors they should consider when choosing their pet carer – whether that’s because work means their dog has to be left alone for periods of time during the day, or they are going on holiday.  Having run a successful pet care and behaviour business for over ten years, you […]

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Factors to consider when choosing a dog

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Many people choose a dog based on experiences from their past.  They may have fond memories of a dog once owned by their family when they were children.  Others may surf the internet and fall in love with one online.  However, the surest way to select the right family dog for you is to consider […]

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10 behaviours all good puppies should know

It only takes a matter of seconds to search sites like Amazon to see the plethora of books and DVDs available to help owners have that ‘perfect puppy’.  In a world where some owners may not have the luxury of time to read weighty books on canine behaviour and training, one of the most common […]

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Tring Living Magazine – Spring 2016

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Check out the Spring 2016 issue of Tring Living to read all about our forthcoming workshops that will help bust a few neurons for you and your pooch.  From learning how to teach your dog tricks used in films and television to tackling reactivity on or off the lead, we have a wealth of choice […]

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Did my pets know I was ill before I did?

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from dog owners that suggest their pets have sniffed out or alerted in some way their human friend to an illness or disease.  Indeed, in recent years there has been a rise in the number of dogs being trained to alert when an owner is likely to have an […]

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Dogs’ intelligence test may benefit humans

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A new intelligence test has been developed for dogs.  While this isn’t the first of it’s kind that can tell you if your dog is a Canine-Einstein, the results are likely to benefit the studies into human dementia. The study was developed by Rosalind Arden, a research associate at the London School of Economics, in […]

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A Christmas thank you…

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support this year.  From referring us to family and friends to liking and sharing our news – we appreciate all that you have done.  As a result, it’s been an awesome year for us.  Thanks to […]

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Baby proofing your dog

“Congratulations, you’re having a baby” said the doctor, confirming the results that the little pregnancy stick had revealed just a few days earlier.  It was 28th December 2012.  A wide range of emotions came to the fore as I suddenly I found myself saying aloud ”but what about the dog?” Over the last eleven years […]

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