How many words can dogs understand?

  The quick answer is, “way more than you think.” The comprehensive answer is it’s complicated.  That’s because researchers have learnt that it depends on a lot of things, from training and their owner/trainer’s intelligence to their breed, occupation i.e. herding, rescue etc., and how you speak to them. Currently, the record-holder for the most…

Why do some dogs eat poop?

Cow poop, sheep poop, horse poop, unidentified poop … sometimes, their own poop. Do you not feed them – of course not, you feed them the very best of food, designed just for their health and most of us feed them a little more in the form of treats.  It can’t possibly taste good ……

Why do dogs always act like they’re hungry?

You feed your dog really well, healthy, hearty meals designed to ensure you dog remains healthy and happy.  In fact, you may have just fed your dog yet the minute you sit down to eat your meal here comes those eyes.  Oh and the act that goes with the eyes –as if they’re one stagger…

Train dogs to “get off”

Teaching basic commands is an excellent way to create clear communication and to bond with your dog. How to teach “Off” If you find your dog on the couch, the bed, etc. – tell him “Off”, and then encourage him to get down and come to you. When he comes, reward your dog with praise, get…

18 ways your dog is improving your health

As if you need any more reasons to LOVE sharing your life with your dog, but if you’re reticent about getting a dog, or live with someone who needs some convincing. Let them know its official dogs are good for your health. “We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owners, especially…

How do I teach my dog a new trick?

How do I teach my dog a new trick? So how long will it take for your dog to learn a new trick? We often say it’s not the dog we’re teaching but rather the owner. Mostly it’s our lack of understanding and communication skills that slow the task of training our dogs. The following…

How to choose a dog lead, collar and restraints

Probably the most important dog accessories you need to procure are a lead (leash), collar and possibly restraints. However, it can be overwhelming to make a choice when you are bombarded by the mass selection that awaits you at local pet stores. Lead Essentially there are two different style leads that you can buy for…