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Does your dog get it’s five a day?

Does your dog get it’s five a day?

Adding fruit and vegetables to your dog’s diet can be highly beneficial for several reasons, alongside the fact that they...
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Seven of the best dog enrichment feeders

Seven of the best dog enrichment feeders

Using enrichment feeders and toys are a great way to feed your dog their meals and give them tasty fun...
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The Science of Adolescence in Dogs

The Science of Adolescence in Dogs

The Adolescent Brain The ‘teenage’ months are well documented and commonly experienced phenomenon. It can be hard, hard work, but...
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Barley’s Tails on His Agility Journey

Barley’s Tails on His Agility Journey

Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Barley but also go by the names of Barley Baby, Barley Stay,...
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From Frantic to Focused: Four top tips to calm your dog down

From Frantic to Focused: Four top tips to calm your dog down

Do you own a fizzy dog? The kind of dog that spots something exciting and goes completely deaf? Or maybe...
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How to keep your tree and dog safe this Christmas

How to keep your tree and dog safe this Christmas

If the idea of putting the Christmas tree up fills you with dread, and you find yourself worrying how your...
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Puppy’s First Christmas

Puppy’s First Christmas

Christmas is a magical time, and what is more magical than expanding your family to enjoy a new furry bundle...
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Top tips and troubleshooting for impulse control

Top tips and troubleshooting for impulse control

Impulse control, or self-control is useful in almost every situation, from calmly waiting to be hooked on the lead before...
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What is a dog secure field?

What is a dog secure field?

So what is a dog secure field and who does it work well for? Firstly, a secure field is exactly...
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Muzzle training your dog

Muzzle training your dog

Last week we got the updated government guidance of what the ban on the XL Bully “type” would look like...
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Five Top Tips for Dealing with Distractions

Five Top Tips for Dealing with Distractions

We have seen lots of dogs over recent years whose owners think they have a recall or a loose lead...
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The Grieving Process When Losing a Dog

The Grieving Process When Losing a Dog

The Grieving Process When Losing a Dog: Navigating Heartbreak Losing Stanley in July has bought up a lot of stuff...
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5 Reasons why dogs are good for nurturing mental well-being

5 Reasons why dogs are good for nurturing mental well-being

Introduction: Dogs have long been known as man's best friend, providing companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love. Beyond the joy and...
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Balancing Self Care and Dog Training Top Tips

Balancing Self Care and Dog Training Top Tips

Introduction Training your dog is an incredibly rewarding experience but it can also be challenging and exhausting. As a dog...
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Combatting Imposter Syndrome When Training Your Teenage Dog

Combatting Imposter Syndrome When Training Your Teenage Dog

Combatting Imposter Syndrome When Training Your Teenage Dog Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern where individuals doubt their accomplishments and...
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Choosing The Right Dog Breed For Your Family

Choosing The Right Dog Breed For Your Family

A short guide for helping you choose the right breed for your family. Bringing a new furry friend into your...
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Top Tips for enjoying a happy holiday with your hound

Top Tips for enjoying a happy holiday with your hound

How to have a relaxing holiday with your dog. Holidays are a time to relax, explore new places, and make...
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Puppies and children

Puppies and children

Welcoming a new puppy in a home with children can be an exciting time, but its not always a match...
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How to choose a good dog walker

How to choose a good dog walker

Many of us lead busy lives, working longer hours and whilst we love our canine companions if we are honest...
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Warm weather awareness

Warm weather awareness

The heat is on! Top tips to keep your dog cool in warm weather. Dogs, with their thick coats don’t...
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7 common reasons why your dog may be struggling to lose weight

7 common reasons why your dog may be struggling to lose weight

Neutering There are many health benefits to spaying or castrating your dog and I recommend this for the vast majority...
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O no not fox poo!

O no not fox poo!

As a dog owner I bet you have said that a few times! We have all been there having a...
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Five things that SAVED MY RELATIONSHIP with my adolescent dog

Five things that SAVED MY RELATIONSHIP with my adolescent dog

Bumble is very nearly 18 months old now, and it feels as though he is (touch wood) turning into a...
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Top tips for toilet training your puppy

Top tips for toilet training your puppy

Toilet training a puppy is an important part of their early development, and some new owners can find it challenging....
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Top tips for a calm and safe Easter

Top tips for a calm and safe Easter

The Easter weekend is probably one of my most favourite through the year. I love the fact it is so...
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Top tips to stop your dog from jumping up

Top tips to stop your dog from jumping up

Probably one of the most frequent behaviours that we are asked about – how do I stop my dog jumping...
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A guide to choosing a home boarder or a house sitter for your dog when on holiday

A guide to choosing a home boarder or a house sitter for your dog when on holiday

So, with summer just around the corner it’s the time of year when we get inundated with enquiries regarding home...
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Preventing Separation Anxiety-How to help puppies cope with being home alone

Preventing Separation Anxiety-How to help puppies cope with being home alone

It takes time for our puppies to be comfortable with being left on their own, even for short periods. We...
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Top Tips To Help With Puppy Biting

Top Tips To Help With Puppy Biting

Help-my puppy is a land shark. Top tips to support you and your puppy through the painful teething stage. Welcoming...
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What is agility all about?

What is agility all about?

Agility is the formula one of dog sports – fast, furious, but still controlled (most of the time!). The sport...
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7 Top Tips for Revolutionary Recall Success

7 Top Tips for Revolutionary Recall Success

A solid recall can be a tricky thing to train, but it is super important if we want our dogs...
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Finding your puppy hard work? You’re not alone

Finding your puppy hard work? You’re not alone

It’s not something we will admit easily, but sometimes bringing home your puppy can leave you questioning what you’ve done....
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Six Top Tips for Loose Lead Walking Success

Six Top Tips for Loose Lead Walking Success

Before we start I want to take time to acknowledge how difficult loose lead walking is. It’s a really tough...
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7 Top Tips for New Puppy Owners

7 Top Tips for New Puppy Owners

7 Top Tips for New Puppy Owners It’s really worthwhile getting ready before you bring your new puppy home. If...
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8 Top Tips for Choosing a Puppy

8 Top Tips for Choosing a Puppy

8 Top Tips for choosing a puppy! Have you decided to add a furry new addition to your family? Congratulations!...
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Mantrailing in Dorset – what you need to know!

Mantrailing in Dorset – what you need to know!

Mantrailing is one of the best dog sports you can do in Dorset. Teaching your dog to find 'missing people'...
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Want the best advice for puppy socialisation?

Want the best advice for puppy socialisation?

Want the best advice for socialisation? Don’t wait until they have finished their vaccinations to get them outside! Seriously, the...
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Spotting the red flags on social media when searching for a dog trainer

Spotting the red flags on social media when searching for a dog trainer

How to choose a dog trainer It’s really normal when facing training or behaviour challenges to get frustrated and be...
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5 Top Tips For A Calm Dog At Christmas

5 Top Tips For A Calm Dog At Christmas

5 Top Tips For Christmas. Many of us absolutely love Christmas and all that it brings – decorating, a constant...
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Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Keeping your dogs entertained at home in hot weather can be tricky but a missed walk is better than a...
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Are you bored yet? 5 dog enrichment ideas to keep them busy

Are you bored yet? 5 dog enrichment ideas to keep them busy

Enrichment comes in many forms and we have a HUGE stash of boxes in our garage and they get filled with all sorts of left over cardboard, toilet roll holders, newspaper and treats.
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What’s is the key thing about being a dog trainer?

What’s is the key thing about being a dog trainer?

People will always remember how you made them feel, this for me, is a key thing about being a dog...
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Who is Nando Brown?

Who is Nando Brown?

Who is Nando Brown?   Nando Bown makes up one third of the absolutely awesome School Of Canine Science. Who...
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Who is Adam Delderfield?

Who is Adam Delderfield?

Who is Adam Delderfield...? I first came across Adam on the Pet Professional Network. I was really inspired by his...
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Who is Kamal Fernandez?

Who is Kamal Fernandez?

Who is Kamal Fernandez? Head trainer and owner of Kamal Fernandez Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez, has over 27 years experience...
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Freeeeezin in February

Freeeeezin in February

Wowzers how on earth is it February already? Christmas seems so long ago and goodness its so very cold. I...
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How on earth is it November?!

How on earth is it November?!

How on earth is it November?! is it just me or has this year flown by? I have to admit...
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Welcome to Autumn

Welcome to Autumn

Ok so its not halloween yet but just like that summer seems so far away, the leaves are turning brown...
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Pawsome round up to end the summer

Pawsome round up to end the summer

Hope you have all had a great bank holiday! What a way to end the summer! Hope your managed to...
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Welcome Emily

Welcome Emily

Emily Goddard has now rejoined the Hounds & Hooves team, some of you may remember her when she was part...
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Whats The Secret To Perfect Recall?

Whats The Secret To Perfect Recall?

As I am sat here writing this I cant quite believe spring is on its way round again. This month...
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10 Things I LOVE about being a dog walker

10 Things I LOVE about being a dog walker

1. I get to work with my best buddy EVERYDAY. I know it sounds like a cliche but it's true....
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