We all love to play with our puppies, but do we really stop and think about the importance of play? Not just with puppies but with our dogs throughout their lives? Playing games right from the start helps to build a bond with your new family member, instils confidence, and provides mental enrichment. Games are […]
Puppy Training Tips
The 3 Week Recall Challenge – We’re Halfway Through!
The Barket Place 3 Week Recall Challenge is taking place at the moment – and incredibly, we’re already halfway through! So, we thought we’d share a quick recap on how our participants have been getting on… plus a sneak preview of what the next 10 days hold. In the first week alone we’ve enjoyed such […]
FRONT! A great exercise to teach your distracted dog!
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!
The Best Treats for Puppies
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 […]
The 3Ds of Dog Training: Duration, Distance, and Distraction
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 […]
Important Life Skills for Puppies
Your new puppy is a magical creature – they have unlimited potential. They could grow up to be a therapy dog, agility superstar, or the best pet the world has ever seen. What is important is the skillset you want your adult dog to have. If you want them to compete in a sport, you […]
Simple Scent Games for Puppies
A puppy’s nose is one of the first senses they use – being able to sniff out their mum and her milk before their eyes are open. Scent can also be a super fun way to connect with your dog. Plus, it will help tire out their brain, which all puppy guardians need some times.
How to rid your home of puppy pee smells!
Puppies bring an abundance of joy into our lives. They are cute – often fluffy – balls of wonder. However, there’s one less joyful thing you can count on. Puppies pee a lot! It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are, accidents may happen. Having a clear plan for toilet training will reduce the number […]
Why won’t my puppy walk?
The day has arrived when you can finally take your new puppy out for its first walk. For pet parents, this pretty much equates to sending your (human) child to school on their first day. You step out into the world together all excited to introduce them to life outside your home… they take a step forward… and then the breaks go on.
Preparing Your New Dog for Fireworks Season
Having a dog improves our quality of life. They help to reduce our stress levels, to be more active, and we are never alone while having our four-legged friend around us. As pet parents, we want the best for the dogs in our lives. Firework season is approaching in the UK, which can be a […]