Dog Training

People Should Be Stopped From Raising Dogs as Weapons

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

There are strong rules and regulations on weapons, and gun licencing laws in place, yet anyone, anywhere can go out and buy a puppy from a pet shop or breed from their dog, which could potentially grow to be a lethal weapon. These dogs are on our streets and, despite looking cute, can be as dangerous as a firearm.

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

This week I would like to introduce you to Teddy, a mixed breed that deserves a shout out. I first met Teddy when he was approx 12 weeks old, he was in the stray kennels of one of the London boroughs I sometimes work with. He had been dumped at the police station and transferred to the kennels.

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

Rocket came into my life around two years ago when his owners took him on from a charity that rescues Lurcher types. Rocket had been living in the country and when faced with London, its fair to say it freaked him out. On top of this he really struggled with other dogs, he was petrified of them.

Goodbye Dominance Dog Training

Annabel Burn | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Dominance theory is an outdated view of dog behaviour that became popular in the 1960s. It has since been disproved, evidence having been accumulated that shows that it is unhelpful and often very destructive. Unfortunately, some trainers still cling to the idea, reluctant to let go of something that they have based their training and careers on.

I'm Wondering What Lupo Thinks to Prince George

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

So far I haven't spotted Lupo the royal dog in any of the coverage of the birth of Prince George. I am working on the assumption that their beloved Cocker Spaniel is at home with Kate's parents, as he is from a litter of the Middleton's family dog Ella. It would be great to find out though as I would wholeheartedly welcome them being a shining example of how the birth of a baby and the ownership of a dog can be managed.

To Spray or Not to Spray

Clive Norman | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Spray collars are magnificent for certain scenarios, although used incorrectly on a regular basis, the trainee dog can become neurotic and may never obey the command you are hoping he will.

Alan Titchmarsh Brands Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan 'Barbaric' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Mild-manned man of gardening Alan Titchmarsh has come out swinging for the animal kingdom by taking America's billionaire "Dog Whisperer" to task over...

Pet Politics

David Cavill | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
David Cavill

I feel that APGAW is an important forum but there is no doubt, as demonstrated by this latest report, that these matters are much more complicated than suggested by the simplistic myriad of solutions which are so often bandied about and that huge areas of concern, such as the sensible training dogs as I discussed recently (click here to access) being an excellent example, are virtually ignored.

Unsensible Dog Training

David Cavill | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
David Cavill

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.

Owners Need to Take Responsibility to Tackle Dog Aggression

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

An out of control dog can have potentially fatal consequences, so dog aggression is a serious issue that nobody can ignore. But what is really causing this problem and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done to solve the issue?

Long Live the Queen... Of Good Dog Training?

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Jane Grossman

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year. The event marks a milestone in the life of one of the most famous dog owners in the world. Her Royal Lizness has always been pretty prim and private. But when it comes to her dog obsession, she's relatively loud and proud.

Doing it Doggy Style

Mr Pickwick | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

My family recently welcomed a new dog, Dudley to our fold.

House Training and Coprophagia

Clive Norman | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Coprophagia is the correct term for dogs that eat faeces. One of the most common reasons given for this is that it tastes good! I cannot and will not disagree with this conclusion, as I do have not the scientific evidence to disprove this most common of theories.

Are you Sure you Want a Puppy?

Annabel Burn | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Today whilst walking the dogs I met a lady who had two lovely pedigree rescue dogs. She confessed that these dogs showed no behavioural problems and ...