All posts written by Matt Beswick

Children misread aggressive signals from dogs

Psychologists at Lincoln University have been conducting studies aiming to teach children to interact more safely with dogs. Alarmingly, they have found that children very often misread the signals of aggression that dogs send out and they believe that these misunderstandings result in thousands of young children being attacked.

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Teach your dog to Turn

Teaching your dog to ‘turn’ on command is a great party trick that’s surprisingly easy to master. As with any training it takes time but if you follow the simple steps below you’ll be well on your way… Step 1: As always, arm yourself with your dog’s favourite treat. Place it near to his nose […]

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Common Dog Ailments

All dog owners must deal with illness at some point in their pet’s life. Like us, dogs can fall sick for a variety of reasons and need special care and treatment. Since your dog cannot verbally communicate their discomfort or symptoms to you, it’s important to educate yourself about how to prevent diseases, learn to […]

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Teach your dog to Stay

[Back to Dog Training Basics] The ‘stay’ command will give you the ability to ensure your dog stays out of trouble when you want him to. It’s probably the most tricky of the ‘basic’ commands but with some time and patience can be mastered. Step 1: When your dog is sitting on command and after […]

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Teach your dog to Leave It

[Back to Dog Training Basics] Training your dog to understand “leave it” is all about making the right option more attractive and rewarding than what he’s currently involved in. Repeat the following 3-4 times in a row, twice a day for at least a week: Step 1: Get some of your dog’s absolute favourite treat […]

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Teach your dog to Come

[Back to Dog Training Basics] The ‘Come’ command is one of the most important things to teach your dog. Being able to recall your dog when you need to will help keep him safe, give you the confidence to let him play freely when out and about… and it’s also great fun learning! Training your […]

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Teach your dog to Lie Down

[Back to Dog Training Basics] In teaching your dog the down command, you will be rewarding the act of his belly touching the ground with his legs stretched out in front. Follow these steps a few times a day for a week or so and vary his starting position and the location over time: Step […]

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Teach your dog to Sit

[Back to Dog Training Basics] The best way to teach your dog to sit may depend on his age. If you’re training a young puppy, follow these steps: Step 1: During play time, keep some yummy treats in your pocket and pay attention to your dog’s movements. Step 2: Any time he’s about to sit, […]

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Coming Soon: Breed Profiles

We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to build a knowledge base that is of good quality, while still being easy and fun to read. Now that the bulk of this is done, we’re shifting focus onto the creation of profiles for as many different dog breeds as we can possibly find.

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Introducing PetPupz.com

After planning to do something like this for over a year it’s finally here – PetPupz.com From training tips and dog fashion to breed profiles and health care information, we aim to include it all. At the moment there’s plenty for you to read but there’s a lot more to come, so don’t forget to […]

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