How To Stop Excessive Dog Barking

Barking is a perfectly natural thing for your dog to do, just as it’s normal for us humans to speak.  It’s excessive dog barking that becomes a problem. Dogs bark for lots of different reasons, Common types of barking include the following: Territorial/protective. Dog alerts us/each other when someone/something is approaching. Defensive. Dog barks out…

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Vaccination Guidelines for New Puppy Owners

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has issued guidelines to veterinary surgeons and dog owners which aim to ensure that dogs are protected from infectious disease, while reducing the number of vaccines that are given routinely. Full guidelines are available at this link: http://www.wsava.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines The basic principles of these guidelines are: We should aim…

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Durham Market Weekly Stall

Hi folks You know at Durham Dog Care we are all about natural, healthy products you can trust, well just to let you know Jen is running a weekly saturday stall at Durham markets (Saturday’s) offering a selection of the best natural dog food (including Nutriment Raw Diet and Meat Love nearly raw diet), treats and…

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Meat Love

Species-Appropriate from start to finish. We are constantly looking for the best dog foods available and so we are delighted to introduce our Lip smackingly good Meat Love Range from the highly reputable German Company Fleischelust. This  fresh meat and treat range is definitely one of the best quality, species appropriate diets we have ever…

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Dog Food Ingredients – What You Need To Know

Avoid products which contain ‘derivatives’ of meat, just ‘meat’ or ‘animal fat’ or any general terms like this. You simply don’t know what animal by-products you are buying. ‘Meal’ is fine as long as it is named i.e. ‘Duck meat meal’ this just means dried, ground duck. Avoid foods that contain EC permitted additives, or…

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Dog Treats: Bribe or Reward

Dog Training with Treats, Bribe Or Reward? Many people are against using treats in dog training as they think of it as a bribe, or fear that their dog will only do something when they have a treat. This can be the case, and often is, when treats are used incorrectly. Used correctly, they can…

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Reward Based Dog Training- 5 Basic Steps

The goal is to motivate your dog to willingly offer desired behaviour, using very small-sized treats, verbal praise and affection (proven scientifically to be the most effective way to train animals and people!) Click here for 0ne to One Training Help! Use short, preferably one-word commands for the behaviours you want to teach your dog.…

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A Dog Trainer’s Tail

A Dog Trainers Tail  People (especially clients), often ask me what got me into dog training in the first place.  Well, the honest answer is it was kind of by accident.  I’ve always loved animals, particularly dogs, and I’ve owned (or I prefer to say: shared my life with), quite a few.  My first few,…

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Tails Of A Rescue Dog

Introducing Flacco, my latest rescue dog! In the coming months I will be posting about how I am training and rehabilitating him. Keep an eye out for useful tips and funny stories! Last year, my wife Jennifer and I sadly lost our dog Naiche, who I’d had from from a 6 week old pup. It…

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