It’s the way of the world that “like attracts like”. In the doggy world that means when you welcome a dog into your home, in what feels like an instant, you will have lots of friends with dogs! There are times when you might need to lean on these new doggy pals – especially when […]
Have you ever wondered if artificial grass was better for your dog than a real grass lawn? Or have you always wanted artificial grass but weren’t sure if it was dog friendly? Today we’ll run you through our list of pros and cons for installing fake grass in your dog’s garden. First things first, let’s […]
Does your dog bark at the hoover? Are they scared of the vacuum? We’re here to share our tips and tricks for helping your dog to feel relaxed around the vacuum and remain calm while you’re doing the housework… no more chasing, attacking, playing or running away from it. Without further ado, let’s get into […]
The “Ready, Steady, Go” is a simple, effective exercise that takes minutes for your dog to learn but can be a game changer when it comes to connecting with your reactive or un-focused dog out in the real world. Great for recall and behaviour training!
When heading out into the world alongside your dog, what is your biggest fear? Is it that your dog finds the world scary and needs a way to re-focus their energy away from distractions? If your dog finds it hard to stay focused on you – its human – then you will want to read on!
Perfect rewards for tiny tums! You wouldn’t think getting treats for your puppy would be that complicated! But, step into the pet shop – or visit their website – and you will be bombarded by range upon range of puppy treats! These treats come in a variety of textures, flavours, and supposed benefits. It is […]
A quick, snappy, focused recall. It’s something all dog owners strive for… but not something we all have. Fear not! Our 3-Week Recall Challenge is back! Now in its 4th iteration, this challenge is exactly as it says on the tin. A focus on recall training over 3 weeks. With live videos from Barket Place […]
You will often hear trainers talking about the importance of training with the ‘3Ds’. They help to solidify behaviours we’ve taught our dogs and proof their reliability for different environments. For example, you may want your dog to do an “Emergency Stop” away from you. Or be able to “Stay” at the side of a […]
Animal Centred Education (ACE) is an integrated approach to animal wellbeing and education. It incorporates methods that were developed by Sarah Fisher at Tilley Farm such as ACE Free Work, Sarah’s passion for detailed observations and building calm foundations on which further learning can be established. Susi, who is currently working towards her ACE Certification, […]
The importance of good oral hygiene is impressed on us as children. Make sure you brush twice a day. Use floss and mouthwash. Go to the dentist every 6 months. Oral hygiene is also very important for our dogs. Keeping our dog’s teeth and gums healthy is something you may not have thought about. While […]