Paws for thought: Training tips & advice

At the Dogs' Home we prefer to use harnesses, this is why.
Training tips and ideas

Why do our Dogs’ Homes’ dog walkers use harnesses?

Recognising that collars can cause damage to a dog’s neck causing pain impacting negatively on behaviour, the Dogs’ Homes have decided to use harnesses as best practice.

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Thinking of getting a 3rd Dog?
Training tips and ideas

Thinking about getting a third dog?

If you are thinking of getting a third dog it is important that you have the licence first. This is a guide to help you navigate the process.

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Training tips and ideas

Healthy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Celebrate International Dog Day with some homemade dog treats using our recipes.

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Training tips and ideas

What is a Sniffari?

A Sniffari is a walk where dogs are allowed to wander and sniff. Allowing your dog to direct part of the walk gives your dog a feeling of control. Everyone including dogs, benefits from being free to make choices about what they do. Life becomes less stressful.

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Resource Guarding
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Resource Guarding – Know The Warning Signs

Resource guarding is a normal ‘survival skill’ behaviour that dogs exhibit to varying degrees.  It can range from not worried at all to growling and …

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Predatory Behaviour – Prey Drive

Every dog has prey drive. How strong the drive is and how they exhibit it is determined by genetics and strengthened by training. Unlike aggression and fear aggression, prey drive is not emotionally driven.

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