Category: Training and Play

Dogs and puppies learn through play and training. In this category, you’ll find the best resources to train your dog with games.

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Scent Games for Spaniels: 5 Smell Games to Play at Home

Some scientists say that a dog’s sense of smell is 1,000,000 times better than humans. But how can you put their noses to work, and play scent games without attending expensive classes? In this guide, we’ll share why nose work for Spaniels is so important. We’ll also share five scent games you can play at home, plus answers to common questions you might have about this type of dog enrichment. Why is […]

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10 Essential Spaniel Training Commands to Teach Your Puppy

Spaniels are excitable, energetic, and love to learn. A combination of excitement and the constant need for mental stimulation can turn into negative behavior if not managed correctly. But, if you give your Spaniel training from an early age (especially during the socialisation period), it’s likely that they will also be well-behaved. You won’t need to apologise to friends and family for the puppy jumping all over them–and it could even save […]

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Puppy Separation Anxiety: How to Teach a Clingy Pooch Love Their Own Company

Puppy separation anxiety is a major problem. Your puppy been might be engaging in destructive behaviours when you leave him home alone? That’s one of the biggest signs of puppy separation anxiety: when your pooch gets extremely stressed when you’re going out of the door.  Some puppies even engage in destructive behaviours–like crying, excessive barking, going to the bathroom in the house, or chewing on anything and everything, as soon as you […]

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10+ Dog Walking Tips for a Stress-Free Walk

Did you know that a little less than half dog owners in the UK walk their dog on a daily basis? The same report found that people avoid walking their dogs for a variety of reasons, including: Their dog doesn’t like wet weather (20%) They wanted to avoid their pup getting dirty (4%) Owners were too tired, wanted to stay warm, or didn’t have enough time This is bad news across the […]

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What is Canine Enrichment? + 7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy (and Busy)

Canine enrichment isn’t rocket science. …Yet many dog owners aren’t completely sure of what it means, or the impact it can have on your dog’s overall wellbeing. Put simply: Canine enrichment means engaging your dog in activities designed to stimulate their mind, and to keep them physically fit at the same time. In this guide, we’ll share why enrichment is key to your dog’s development, along with some fun games you can […]

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Puppy Socialisation Checklist: 7 Places to Take Your Puppy Before Their Vaccinations

Are you concerned about socialising your puppy before their vaccinations? The majority of vets advise that puppies don’t go outside before they’re fully protected against disease. But keeping your unvaccinated puppy inside all day could hinder them later in life–which is why you’ll need to start socialising them as soon as possible. In this guide, we’ll share: Why you should socialise your puppy When the puppy socialisation period starts (and ends) How […]

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7 Training Games to Keep Your Spaniel Puppy Entertained

Spaniels can quickly become destructive if they’re not entertained. But they’re active, energetic and alert dogs, and won’t stop playing until they’re literally exhausted–traits that make it difficult to keep your puppy entertained (especially before their vaccinations). …How can you keep them mentally stimulated without taking them on mile-long hikes every evening? Along with walking them for the minimum 60 minutes every day, you could also play these fun games with your […]

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Sprocker Spaniel Breed Information: Everything You Need to Know

Are you interested in Sprocker Spaniels? Whether you’re about to bring a new Sprocker pup into your family and interested to know what to expect, or you simply want to learn more about the Sprocker Spaniel, this guide covers it all. Sprocker Spaniels are among the popular hybrid dogs that have recently won the hearts of many dog owners for reasons ranging from unwavering loyalty to intelligence and charm. Click to jump […]

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