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We can teach a dog not to jump when they meet people or dogs on a walk, by instead training that when we stop walking it is a cue for them to automatically sit and reward them when they do so. Then, progress to proofing their sit around distractions.    Why does this training stop a dog jumping up on a walk? If we teach a dog that when we stop it is a cue for them to sit, out on our walks we can stop when we see previous triggers such as people or dogs approaching.  With a dog seated,...

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Why I use food as a reward in dog training & a tasty Liver Cake recipe Food is a primary resource for dogs. Every day they are going to receive their meal allowance and we have two delivery options: Option A: At most, we ask them for a ‘sit’ before they are given a bowl full of potential reinforcers. Option B: We can use some of their daily ration as part of our training to transform our relationship.   Let's imagine the time you spend on your training as a jar. Every time that you reward a behaviour, you're putting...

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  • What is Loose-Lead Walking?
  • Why do dogs pull on their leash? 

What is the fastest way to train your dog not to pull?

We take a two-step approach:

  1. Don’t reward the behaviour you don’t want, pulling.
  2. Do reward the behaviour we do want, Loose Lead Walking.
  • Consistency is key
  • Why is our training effective 
  • The Science 
  • & How to get started 

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If your dog hasn't swum before, you may be wondering "how do I get my dog used to water?". 

Here is Anglian Dog Works guide on how to introduce a dog to water using a toy or food, depending on what your dog finds most motivating. 

Whether a paddling pool, river, lake or the sea these are our tried and tested methods to build confidence in dogs who have never swum before. 

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Biting is a natural behaviour. When puppies bite it generally has one of two functions: Teething: at 12-16 weeks your puppies adult teeth start to come through, pushing baby teeth out. By 6 months+ all adult teeth are usually in place.  Mouthing: to explore the world, this is usually outgrown by 8 months old. However, if you think what your dog is doing isn’t a usual puppy or adolescent behaviour, visit a vet to rule out pain, including gut discomfort.   Look around at the room you are currently in and consider how many objects there are the puppy could bite? Dogs learn...

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