On Top of the World – Our Mantrailing Adventure

We had a fab day out at Rudry Common with Mantrailing UK – Rhondda Cynon Taff . Rosa, fresh out of her induction back in January, really got to grips with the idea that those odd people hiding in bushes have chicken balls that she can eat, and by the end of the session sheContinue reading “On Top of the World – Our Mantrailing Adventure”

Cold Weather Dog Walking Tips

I have just come home from another dog walk in cold miserable weather and felt compelled to share a few thoughts on how to keep doggies and ourselves safe on dog walks as well as some aftercare tips when we get home from walking the dogs. First of all, its important that your dog knowsContinue reading “Cold Weather Dog Walking Tips”

5 Reasons Dog Training Lessons Fail

There is no right way to train a dog. There is only the way that works for you and your dog. Of course, there are methods that preferred by certain organisations, such as the RSPCA or The Kennel Club, but ultimately the communication with you and your dog is the only thing that is important.Continue reading “5 Reasons Dog Training Lessons Fail”

Be Careful What Your Dog Eats at Family Gatherings

Family gatherings are a great time for your dog. They get to see lots of people, get lots of new attention and sometimes get get given treats they wouldn’t normally get. The PDSA have put together a handy list of human food do’s and dont’s here. This list is also useful for other holidays such as birthdays,Continue reading “Be Careful What Your Dog Eats at Family Gatherings”

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Dog Rawhide Dog Treats at Christmas

Or any time of year We all like to spoil our dogs during the Christmas holidays, but what foods are good for our canine pals and which ones can end up with an unexpected and costly trip to the vets? Please be very careful what toys and treats you buy your dogs at Christmas thisContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Dog Rawhide Dog Treats at Christmas”

Represent Maerdy in these FAB T-shirts!

Get ’em while they’re hot! Maerdy T-Shirts in stock NOW! £9.99 Limited numbers!!! Ladies (Navy) fitted t-shirts (S-XL) Mens (Gray) 100% cotton t-shirts (S-XXL) A portion of the sales will be donated to the Friends of maerdy pool and park Those of us that live in Maerdy know it is a special place in theContinue reading “Represent Maerdy in these FAB T-shirts!”

Help Me Help The Dogs Trust

Have you heard of the Dog’s Trust? Depending on how old you are, you may remember the yellow car stickers that bore the message A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas. That was back when the Dogs Trust was known as the National Canine Defence League. Since then, the Dogs Trust has evolvedContinue reading “Help Me Help The Dogs Trust”

Why NO is Not a Training Command

We’ve all done it, shouted NO at our dogs and they carry on doing what they were doing. But why? It is important to understand how hard dogs work to understand us. They watch every little move we make and pick up on words we use frequently and remember them. So why don’t they understandContinue reading “Why NO is Not a Training Command”

How do Hot Dogs Help Me Train Puppies?

Hot dogs are my secret weapon when it comes to dog training, but why? Any one of my students will tell you that I frequently tell them they are not interesting. I don’t mean this to be rude, in fact I could probably talk to my clients all day. However, in a dogs eyes, whenContinue reading “How do Hot Dogs Help Me Train Puppies?”