Summertime Series: Heatstroke in Dogs: How to Treat and Prevent It

Summertime is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but it’s also important to be aware of the dangers that hot weather can pose to our furry friends. Dogs are particularly susceptible to heatstroke, which can be fatal if not treated quickly. In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms of …

Summertime Series : Dealing With Dreaded Grass Seeds Through Summer

Grass seeds are the tiny enemy we all dread throughout the summer months. Most grass seeds seem to find their way between our dogs toes, into their ears, sometimes in their eyes, and into their nose or mouth too. In fact any part of their body is at risk of puncturing.  Dogs love to run through long …

The Premack Principle: How to Use a More Desirable Behaviour to Reinforce a Less Desirable One When Dog Training

If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably familiar with positive reinforcement – rewarding your dog for desired behaviours to increase the likelihood of those behaviours being repeated. However, you may not be as familiar with the Premack Principle, which is another helpful tool in dog training. The Premack principle states that a more desirable behaviour …

How To Reset A Training Exercise: Helping Dogs Learn Through Patience and Repetition

Dogs are creatures of habit. Once they learn a command, they mostly find it easy to repeat the behaviour. But what about when they struggle to understand an exercise or are making incorrect choices? In this blog post, LWDG Group Expert Claire Denyer, and LWDG Founder Jo Perrott discuss how to reset your dog’s behaviour …

Where To Start When Training A Hunt Point Retrieve Dog

If you’re interested in learning about Hunt Point Retrieve dog breeds, their backgrounds, how to train them, and their characteristics, this podcast is for you! In this episode, we discuss with Sharon Pinkerton of Bareve K9 Services where to start when getting an HPR dog. Sharon will give you an insight into the HPRs and …