Year: 2017

Using force while dog is training is just not on!!

If there is one thing that makes me boil it is people, particularly trainers, who use force of any kind to get dogs to comply. What such people don’t understand is that the dog isn’t doing as it is asked

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Beach etiquette for dogs

Every dog and its owner have the right to enjoy themselves on the beach. Keeping that in mind, as dog owners, we need to work together to allow for a harmonious beach environment. Below are some points to consider: Be

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So you are having a baby

Congratulations! But it’s my job to think of your dog. Many dogs get pushed into the background once a child comes onto the scene. The dog doesn’t understand, and in the worst case scenario can become aggressive towards the child.

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Keeping your dog cool

When it’s hot outside and you are uncomfortable, just imagine how your dog feels – it’s wearing a fur coat! Your dog is restricted to your backyard and it is dependent upon you to keep it cool. Some ideas to

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Chilli’s Story

  Chilli is Kyra’s own dog. Kyra is the owner and trainer of Bright Bessy Dog Training. Chilli is a certified Community Support Dog – visiting people in need. She is also a Canine Dog Trainer Kyra says: I bonded

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