The story of Miko an Alaskan Malamute

The story of Miko an Alaskan Malamute

Trainer Bias; the importance of finding a trainer that understands the Alaskan Malamute, or how Miko got thrown out of agility before class even started. Malamutes are a very strong willed breed and it’s often difficult for owners to find an obedience instructor...
DOG FIGHTING UPDATE

DOG FIGHTING UPDATE

Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed the announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, that animal abusers could face tougher sentences for animal cruelty, with plans to increase penalties from 6 months to up to 5 years in prison....
DOG DAY CARE OVERVIEW

DOG DAY CARE OVERVIEW

Doggy Daycare is one of the fastest growing businesses in the pet care industry. As human culture changes, so do the needs of pet owning consumers. Owners have more pressure and expectations put on their time, therefore proper exercise, training, and enrichment of...
NORTHERN BREEDS

NORTHERN BREEDS

This month I am focusing on the importance of having a clear understanding of Northern breeds, also known as spitz dogs, before deciding to own one. A Malamute is a beautiful and intelligent dog, but with it comes the responsibility to learn about it’s...
THE JACK RUSSELL

THE JACK RUSSELL

Personality Jack Russell Terriers are loving, affectionate intelligent, sharp and absolutely nothing gets past them and there is no fooling them. The biggest dogs you’ll ever meet in such a small package. Most will run all day and just keep coming back for more....
TRIMMING A DOGS NAILS

TRIMMING A DOGS NAILS

Unless your dog runs around on hard surfaces that help keep his or her toenails short, you will have to cut the nails about once a week. Its time to trim when you hear them clicking on a hard surface. Most dogs dislike having their feet handled, so trimming may never...
Euthanising a dog for behavioural issues

Euthanising a dog for behavioural issues

This months blog is a difficult one to discuss. There is not much in the world of behaviour that is quite as controversial as the decision to euthanise a dog, it’s the worst outcome, heartbreaking for owners, trainers, and vets alike. The same as all controversial...
TICK ALERT

TICK ALERT

Ticks are related to spiders, mites and scorpions. There are many different species of tick living in Britain, each preferring to feed on the blood of different animal hosts. The one most likely to bite humans in Britain is the Sheep tick, Ixodes Ricinus. Despite its...
CANINE GAMES

CANINE GAMES

Mental stimulation is as important as physical fitness and a healthy diet for your dog. If you exercise your dog well but don’t provide him with mental enrichment you will end up with a physical fit but bored dog, which could lead to many behavioural problems. If you...