Upcoming writer, Nicholas Sutherland has kindly written a piece for us. Check it out below and I hope you enjoy! #dogtraining #dogbehaviour #dogobedience #puppytraining #gooddogmanners 5 Rules Of Dog Training Every Owner Must Know When it comes to training your dog, there’s a ton of different ways that will work for some dogs, and definitely won’t work for others. But despite those differences, these are 5 rules that every owner needs to know when it comes to dog training! In
1st December is the start of Summer in Australia and we know just how scorching our Summers can be. The things that Aussie pet people need to be aware of are many and varied, the most common of which are heatstroke and paw-burn. We'll leave heatstroke on the back-burner for the time being and today we'll discuss paw-burn. The 'awesome' thing about paw-burn (if we dare say such a thing) is that it means that we're making sure our dogs are getting out for their walks (Yay!!)
Training dogs and working on dog behaviour problems is something that we here at Mutts with Manners have been doing for a very long time. Over the years we have learned from each other, from listening to what other behaviour consultants have tried and very importantly (and perhaps surprisingly to you) from every dog and person team that we work with. That teamwork is critical in getting changes in our dogs - especially when it comes to dog behaviour issues (separation anxiet
Here at Mutts with Manners in Sydney, we believe that the key to having an amazing canine companion – one who thrives as a part of your family and obeys the boundaries set by the pack leader (that’s you!) – is to get into the mind of your dog. Our goal is to teach people about their dogs – how to read them and understand their needs, developing a trusting relationship with them so that they become a true member of the family. We recently shared some of our own dog training ti
Understanding the difference between dog training (obedience) and dog behaviour issues will help you to understand what is best for you. We're often contacted by people wanting to have obedience training yet their dog is jumping up, digging holes, aggressing, or one of many other issues which cannot be effectively addressed in a group training situation. Dog training or obedience training is about teaching your dog skills - these are things like recall (getting your dog to '
People are often confused about what's 'right' in walking their dog. Many believe that their dog should be firmly glued to their leg throughout the walk and just as many feel that their dog should have maximum freedom - both have benefits but both also have issues. A dog who has to stay next to their person for the entire walk is being deprived of the main purpose of walking a dog which is (ideally) to explore their environment and keep themselves 'in the loop' with the neig
You know, the longer we at Mutts with Manners have worked in dog training, the more we've come to understand that dogs rarely have 'behavioural problems'; dogs generally are just doing what dogs do - normal dog behaviour just doesn't tend to fit into human society. Take toilet training, for example - in a dog world, if you need to toilet you just move away a little bit and do your thing. This, however, doesn't work for us as although our dog may not be toileting where we ar
Tyson is a very handsome boy but the only way they could stop him from rampaging through the house was to keep him out with a baby-gate. He also thinks that killing the rake is lots of fun and will steal washing not just from the line but even from the laundry basket. In our first lesson we have set boundaries so that he knows that he just isn't allowed inside (even without the baby-gate). Teaching him not to attack the rake isn't about teaching him to ignore it but teachi
My book is finally finished and is now with the Editor so the question is - What shall it be called?
The subtitile is "How to gain the respect and cooperation of your dog, your cat, your child, your students..."
SO - although I have a title in my mind I'd like your thoughts - if you happen to offer the title that I've chosen or one that I like better, you will win your very own copy. Suggestions please #dogtraining #status #leadership #leaderofthepack
What you want from your dog when he or she's grown up is what they need to learn when they're pups - how else will they know? This is 16 week old Daisy and 14 week old Sophie learning that even when the door is wide open, coming inside isn't what their people want (no matter how cute young Sophie tries to look!). Be fair on your teach them the rules right from the start! #puppytraining #dogtraining #dogtrainer