Dogs eating their own, or other dogs’, poo is a rather disgusting yet surprisingly common problem that us dog-owners occasionally must face. There are many reasons that a dog may do this and, thankfully, several ways in which you can help put a stop to the behaviour.
This week sees the Royal Mail’s seventh year of holding a Dog Awareness Week to highlight the dangers your pet could bring to their workers when delivering your post. They have issued a list of ‘top tips’ for the dog-owning public…
I have not been a fan of retractable dog leads since I was young and suffered friction burns when walking a family member’s dogs on such leads. Granted, I was young, and foolish to think that grabbing a thin wire lead to try and stop a dog running at full pelt was a good idea, but there are many things that can go devastatingly wrong when using retractable dog leads.
In theory, teaching your dog to recall is very simple, but there are times when theory goes out of the window… Particularly if the dog you are trying to train has come into your life as a ‘mature’ dog that has already developed bad habits or hasn’t had much constructive interaction. Recall is very important, especially if you intend to take your dog out in public and there is a possibility, whether intentional or not, that they will be loose. It is a matter of safety, both for your dog and others. So, let’s look at your options for keeping everyone safe and your dog enjoying some freedom.
Things don’t always run smoothly in the world of dog training, but one of the most important lessons for you, as the human, is how to react when things don’t go quite as planned and your dog’s ears have turned off.