Reactive Dogs and Walking| Why It’s A Bad Idea And What To Do Instead

Is walking a reactive dog in their best interest?

Reactive dogs bark, snap, lunge or growl when pushed beyond their threshold.  By “threshold”, we mean what your dog can comfortably handle. Most dogs when they react like this, they’re asking for space.  A reactive dog is saying, in their own way, “please give me some space” or “I’m uncomfortable, please stay away”. For some…

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…

New Puppy Checklist | 7 Things To Do Before Your Puppy Comes Home

Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Introducing a new puppy to your home is very exciting.  But before you bring them home, make sure you follow the new puppy checklist. Stock up on essentials We know, it’s easy to splurge on your new puppy.  Here’s a list of essential supplies you will need before you…

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…

Golden Retriever training

Golden Retriever Training Tips

Golden Retrievers are handsome, charming and intelligent dogs with wonderful temperaments.  But they can also be destructive and overly excitable if not trained properly. With the right Golden Retriever training they can become friendly, playful, social dogs.  Because of this, Golden Retrievers are often chosen as companion animals, guide dogs, rescue dogs or therapy dogs.…

Do Different Dog Breeds Have Different Training Needs?

Different Dog Breeds, Different Training Needs? | Dog Training Brisbane

Do different dog breeds have different training needs? Should you find a dog training class for dogs that are the same breed as yours? As highly qualified dog trainers, the answer to these questions are actually pretty simple. The Answer Regardless of breed, each individual dog is different and has their own unique personality.  However,…

7 Secrets To Crate Training A Dog | Dog Training School Brisbane

7 Secrets To Crate Training A Dog | Dog Training School Brisbane

Crate training a dog is s a great way of teaching boundaries of the house and for keeping them safe, if  you have a new puppy or dog. It is also much easier and safer to confine your puppy or dog when you need to, if they are crate trained.  Traveling in the car, visiting the…

Product Review: Nina Ottosson Dog Toys | Why Use Interactive Dog Toys?

Product Review: Nina Ottosson Dog Toys | Why Use Interactive Dog Toys?

  While your dog loves your company, the truth is they need many forms of entertainment, mental stimulation and enrichment.  Nina Ottosson dog toys are a great way to unlock your dog’s intelligence and to keep their brain active.  Providing mental stimulation and enrichment is important for your dog’s overall health and well-being. Think of…

Why A Dog Behaviourist Will Say Avoid Dog Parks | Dog Trainers Brisbane

Why A Dog Behaviourist Will Say Avoid Dog Parks | Dog Trainers Brisbane

Even though we are lucky to have so many beautiful off leash areas in Brisbane, a dog behaviourist will often tell people to avoid their local dog park.  Dog parks are supposed to be places for dogs to exercise, socialise and learn proper dog behaviour.  They would be perfectly safe if people and their dogs…