Enrichment ideas for your dog

dog treats

We don’t usually don’t use our dogs’ food for training, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it in fun and enriching ways other than just dumping it in their food bowl.

Raw Feeding

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Feeding your dog a raw diet can be a minefield. There is a lot to consider, such as the right balance between meat and bones. Do you need to add vegetables? Are raw eggs causing salmonella in your dog? Is garlic poison for dogs?


Ivan Balabanov Training without Conflict

WHAT IS TRAINING WITHOUT CONFLICT™? The “Training Without Conflict™” Certification Program by Ivan Balabanov – a two time world Champion, Malinois Breeder and FCI Working Judge – is one of the most comprehensive and in-depth courses out there. I am honored to be one of a handful of TWC trainers around the world and the […]


Dog toys

We get asked a lot about which equipment we use and recommend. What muzzle should I get? Which toys are great to use? Here is a list of essential equipment we recommend and use ourselves. If you are after something specific, please reach out, and we can point you in the right direction. EZYDOG Vario […]

How to use the Retractable Leash

How to use the retractable leash There are a lot of different leads available – your average 6ft lead, a longline, and the “much hated” retractable lead. Like always, people tend to hate what they don’t know or understand. We use the retractable lead a lot. It allows for more clarity on the walk and […]

Biological Fulfillment for your dog

Why finding outlets for your dog is important. A lot of what we trainers get called for–those behavioural problems–like barking, chasing things, herding the kids, biting the ankles, guarding the owners are dogs finding a way to fulfil their breed-specific purpose, often in a way that isn’t appropriate in our world. How to prevent behaviour […]

Does your dog’s breed matter?

Does your dog’s breed matter? Understanding a dog’s breed and its specific traits can help you find the right dog or provide appropriate outlets for your current dog. How many dog breeds are there? Since the 19th century, we have been breeding dogs, and there are over 350 breeds existing today. The United Kingdom and […]