puppy school | Puppy training Brisbane

Should you do more than puppy school with your dog?

Most owners know that one of the first things you should do when you decide to get a puppy is to enrol in puppy school. Not only do you get valuable advice and access to safe socialisation, but you get some much-needed support through those tough puppy moments. So why should you go onto further…

Crate training your puppy

How to Crate Training a Puppy | How to pick the right crate

New puppies are the best! They smell so fun and funky-good. Puppies have boundless amounts of energy. They are soft and cuddly and playful. But they need training, in everything. They need to learn how to calm themselves. Puppies need to understand where it’s appropriate (and not) to go to the bathroom. They need to…

How To Teach A Dog To Stay | Building A Positive Bond With Your Dog

How To Teach A Dog To Stay | Building A Positive Bond With Your Dog

Having your dog stay on command is an important skill that your dog should know.   “Stay” tells your dog to remain in a “sit” or “hold” position until you release them. Teaching your dog to stay is an excellent self-control exercise.  It also has practical uses and will keep your dog safe.  For example, teaching…

Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training | Fur Get Me Not

Does Your Dog Trainer Use Positive Dog Training Methods?

The Australian Veterinary Association recommends positive dog training methods as the preferred method of training dogs. Dog training is about developing good behaviours and building a strong relationship with your dog. In this article, we take a look at positive reinforcement training in detail.  Then we discuss why it’s the preferred dog training method.  Finally,…

3 Awesome Dog Tricks to Teach Your Dog | Dog Training Brisbane

Does your dog know these three Dog Tricks? | Dog Training Brisbane

Dog tricks are a great way to provide mental stimulation for your dog.   Boredom can cause destructive behaviours like chewing, digging and barking. We recommend all dogs be trained in the basic commands – sit, drop, come, stay and “leave it”.   Most dog tricks build on the basic dog training commands. Positive reinforcement training Positive…

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and mouthing by puppies are common and normal behaviours.  Like babies, puppies use their mouths to explore the world.  Everything goes in your puppy’s mouth including human hands, feet, fingers and toes. Puppies are also used to rough-and-tumble play with their brothers and sisters with lots of biting and mouthing.  A puppy’s bite will…

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare, What To Expect

Puppy’s First Night | How To Prepare

The time has come; it’s your puppy’s first night at home.  Bringing your puppy home is very exciting time.  But it’s important to prepare for your puppy’s first night at home. Start by remembering that everything’s new to your puppy.  Everything will be a first for them.  They don’t know your home.  They will be…

Pug Training Tips | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pug Training Tips | How To Train Your Pug | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pugs are very mischievous, playful, goofy, curious dogs.  This can be fun and entertaining at first, but their curiosity and attention-seeking can lead to trouble without proper training.  They are also quite energetic.  Pugs are probably more energetic than people realise and can suffer from health problems like obesity if they are not given enough…

Puppy Vaccinations | Can Your Puppy Go To Puppy School Without All Its Vaccinations?

Puppy Vaccinations | Puppy School and Vaccinations

The first few months of your puppy’s life are hugely important.  They will receive their puppy vaccinations. They must also learn proper behaviour and become socialised. Puppy vaccinations Advice about your puppy’s vaccinations should always be provided by your vet.  Generally, puppy vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks of age.  Boosters are given at 4 to…