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The Stigma Behind Dog Crates (Yes or No)

The Stigma Behind Dog Crates (Yes or No)

There is a lot of stigma behind putting dogs in crates after attending various seminars and training and owner’s homes I have come to realise there are mixed views on crate training for dogs. Some people are all for crate training and others are very...

The Benefits Of Slow Feeding Bowls

The Benefits Of Slow Feeding Bowls

Your dog’s nose and brain were made to hunt, track, burrow, sniff, and snort. They were made to WORK! Nose work or snuffling capitalises on this natural desire to sniff. Snuffle Mats are an interactive enrichment puzzle, used to help refine search and find...

Why Your Dog Would Love A Snuffle Mat

Why Your Dog Would Love A Snuffle Mat

Your dog’s nose and brain were made to hunt, track, burrow, sniff, and snort. They were made to WORK! Nose work or snuffling capitalises on this natural desire to sniff. Snuffle Mats are an interactive enrichment puzzle, used to help refine search and find...

Is My Dog Too Old To Be Training?

Is My Dog Too Old To Be Training?

Is My Dog Too Old To Be Training? I hear this every day, the statement “my dog is too old to do training” – Wrong! You've no doubt heard the adage, “You can't teach an old dog new tricks.” Well this is false you can there is no age limit on learning. Human...

Why Mental Enrichment Is Important For Your Dog

Why Mental Enrichment Is Important For Your Dog

Why Mental Enrichment Is Important For Your Dog Regular walks are important for your dog but what’s usually missed by many owners is the importance to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog. There are six types of enrichment: Social enrichment...

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