Ask Anne — Lead Training your Puppy

Hi Anne, We have a 4 month old cavalier , who never wants to go for a walk. We use a harness when we walk him and I feel that half of the time we have to drag him which I don’t want to do. My hubby says we have to show him who is the boss! He enjoys running free and...

Ask Anne – Scent Marking/Toilet Training

I have an Ask Anne page where people can ask questions. Here is one such question. Hi. I have a 14-month-old Blenheim male Cavalier. He goes outside when I take him, but he’s still having accidents in the house, too. I have an open plan downstairs so it is impossible...

Hettie is growing up!

It doesn’t seem like nearly 12 weeks since Honey’s pups were born, but it will be 12 weeks tomorrow! Hetty is integrating well with the other dogs. She follows them into the back garden and wanders around nibbling the grass. I even saw her have a wee once!...

Toilet training your puppy

Ideally, toilet training should begin with the breeder, and needs to be continued when you get home.  I always place tiny puppies on newspaper whilst I clean out their bed (several times a day). The action of waking them up stimulates them to pee and the feel of...

Katie’s Dog Behaviour and Training

Katie has always loved animals and has owned a good variety over the years, including a horse, chickens, rabbits, large breed dogs and cats.  She currently owns 2 staffordshire bull terriers, (a dog and a bitch, both neutered and both rescued), 3 cats (all rescued), 2...

It takes two to pull!

It sounds easy enough but how do you stop your dog pulling? Some dogs can pull so hard that they harm themselves – or their owner. If you allow your puppy to pull then your dog will think that it is the normal thing to do.  Choose a collar – not a harness....