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Dogs have an amazing capacity for learning. Discover why your dog acts the way they do and pick up some practical dog training tips.

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Dog Noise Phobias: Thunder and Loud Noises

Dog noise phobias are relatively common and can be a source of great distress for you and your pet. If your dog is very anxious with loud noises, some early intervention can stop the problem getting worse and generalising to other situations.
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Does Your Dog Lunge at Other Dogs When Out Walking?

A dog who is "leash reactive" is most likely experiencing some anxiety, fear or discomfort associated with other dogs. The situation is worse on a lead because your dog can’t approach in a safe and relaxed way.

Teaching Your Dog Not to Bark

We’ve all been the victim of an inappropriately barking dog.  It may be our own dog, our neighbor’s dog, or a friend’s dog that...
Dog carrying a toy

Playtime and Your Dog

Playtime offers physical and mental benefits that help keep your dog happy and healthy. We share some useful tips for helping your dog have fun with and without you.
Dog with a kid

Teaching Kids To Be Safe Around Dogs

For the most part dogs are our loveable, goofy, tail-wagging companions and important family members. However, teaching children to be safe around dogs, both those they know and those they don't, is an important part of being a pet parent.
Dog digging in sand

How To Stop Dogs Digging

Digging dogs can make a real mess of the garden. These budding archaeologists have many reasons to dig. They will dig to join in with you if you like to garden, they will dig a hole to keep cool, bury bones or out of boredom. Each cause needs a specific solution.
Dog holding a bowl

Cool Dog Tricks To Teach Your Furry Friend

Training your dog to do advanced tricks like finding something or bringing their food bowl can be done with just 10 minutes a day and some clicker training. It's easier than you think.
Dog with ball

5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.
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How to Teach Your Dog to High Five, Play Dead, and Tidy Up

Teaching your dog to high five, play dead or tidy up is easier than you think and your dog will love the attention. Here is a guide on how to get started.
Dog resting on torn armchair

No Free Lunches – Simple Tips for Good Behavior

Reward-based training, good communication and structure is useful as a basis for fixing many different types of behavior problems.

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