Dog trainer Tony Cruse offers a few simple tips on how to make your dog focus on you, rather than barking at dogs nearby.
Trainer Tony Cruse offers a few tips on using a long line whilst teaching your dog to come back to you.
Canine behaviourist Steve Goward offers his advice on how to change your dog's behaviour towards visitors in your home.
Do you have a top agility dog in the making? We take a look at what qualities a dog needs to become a top agility dog.
Does your dog run off in the park? Here's some simple solutions for those everyday dog issues, from top trainer Tony Cruse.
If you or someone close to you is expecting a baby it's important to get your dog used to as many babies as possible before the new arrival, particularly if he's unfamiliar with youngsters.
It’s often the dog that comes away from a cat/dog confrontation worse off. If the cat is healthy and has an exit route such as an open door or a table to hop on, she will be more content.
Does your dog love to lick anyone he meets, but won't listen when you tell him 'No'? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on how to solve this problem.
Certain breeds will thrive on performing the more natural behaviour of tearing apart and de-stuffing any soft item they can find, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Fleecy beds can be attractive to entire dogs due to their strong hormonal drive. Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.
Your dog may have developed the habit when the metal legs reflected either her image or perhaps light, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Be careful of your body language when interacting with your dog — avoid loud voices, big gestures, and approaching him if he looks worried, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Whenever there are issues when a dog and a baby come together, a proper behavioural consultation should be conducted, advises behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
If he spends prolonged periods licking or chewing then you should talk to your vet as he could have a problem such as an underlying allergy causing his feet to be itchy and irritated.
It is not uncommon for the real underlying fear to only become apparent after an initial short period of time, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Remember, if your dog is having fun watching the trees, it’s up to you to find a game that is more rewarding than the potential sighting of a squirrel.
There are many reasons why a dog can fail to cope when left alone, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Is your dog out of control? Does he dominate other dogs and take their food, treats and toys? Our experts share their advice.
Dogs who have had poor socialisation often struggle with change and if she has not been used to lead walking or going to different places this is a potentially a frightening time for her.
Play fetch with low value toys and start to build up some self-control by delaying your throw just for a second or two, explains behaviourist Steve Goward.
A new situation in the home, like a new puppy, can bring with it a level of anxiety, which may be showing itself as an apparent lack of toilet training.
This is a frustrating issue, often caused by other owners being unaware of their dog’s actions and not considering other owners, explains trainer Tony Cruse.
Does your dog get uncomfortable around other dogs, especially when it comes to sharing? Trainer Tony Cruse gives his advice.
Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice on how a second dog is not the answer to canine separation anxiety.
To understand this you need to look at what has triggered this change. The habit is likely to have been learned by you responding to his failure to eat at some stage.
Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains how it is highly possible that a dog's agitation could influence a puppy.
Retraining him as soon as possible is important since every time he performs this activity the behaviour pattern becomes more established.
Does your dog bark in the night? Trainer Tony cruse explains how to address the night time environment to nullify potential triggers.
The only minimum age restriction for children walking dogs is if the dog is one of the proscribed types (such as a Pit Bull Terrier), in which case they have to be at least 16 years old.
I once had a dog who went blind in her later years, and I found that it was important to consider what she liked to do before she lost her sight, explains behaviourist Steve Goward.
What appears to be occurring here is known as redirection. Trainer Tony Cruse shares his advice.
Many sound-sensitive dogs become worried when it gets dark in the evening, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
Teaching a dog to release a toy is generally a very simple procedure, but you need to be careful not to create anxiety or mistrust, which could lead to possessive behaviour.
Many dogs struggle with metal staircases or those with open gaps between each step, especially if they do not learn to walk on them as a young dog.
There are many reasons as to why your dog may be waking and then toileting. Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice.
Rolling in fox poo and other obnoxious smells is one of the dog’s natural behaviours, explains trainer Elizabeth Kershaw.
Training sessions where your dog is exposed to the problems in a controlled way can be helpful, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
The Kong is widely used for dogs who are left alone, to provide them with something to do. Behaviourist Steve Goward gives his advice.
Many dogs are not particularly vocal and in most cases this is a desirable trait, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.
I suspect that the reason for the licking on the way to the park is the excitement and anticipation of the walk, explains trainer Elizabeth Kershaw.
This fear may be associated with something specific, such as noise, the inability to identify people or objects until they are very close, or with a particular incident.
Are you worried that your dog is too over excited and demanding around your child? Behaviourist, Steve Goward shares his advice on what to do.
Are you worried that your dog might be too old to stay in kennels whilst you're away from home? Trainer, Elizabeth Kershaw shares her advice.
Ever wondered why your dog is scared of cars and other traffic? Fear of traffic is not unusual explains trainer, Elizabeth Kershaw.
Breed-specific behaviour needs no prior training as the dog is genetically wired to want to perform these things, behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.
In England and Wales, the police or the council can issue proceedings against a dog owner if the dog can be proven to be dangerous and not kept under proper control.
Noise phobia or sensitivity is a tricky problem to overcome, behaviourist Steve Goward explains.
He could possibly feel like these animals are invading his home and he needs to defend it, trainer Elizabeth Kershaw explains.
Some dogs' long flat ears, are notorious for picking up ear infections and with the possibly high-pitched frequency of some doorbells this could cause discomfort.
Is your dog suddenly frightened to go into a room in your house, and you're not sure why? Our expert gives her advice.
Has your dog started to refuse to be put back on his lead when out playing? Feel like you've tried everything you can? Trainer Elizabeth Kershaw gives her advice.
Does your dog lunge at things he is afraid of? Lunging is a popular choice for the fearful dog, trainer Elizabeth Kershaw explains.
Has your dog taken a sudden disliking to something? It could have been triggered by a number of different things, behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.
Has your dog suddenly changed his eating habits and you're not sure why? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith gives her advice.
Sometimes when dogs haven’t had the opportunity to socialise with other dogs regularly, a rebound behaviour can occur, behaviourist Steve Goward explains.
Is your dog friendly and calm around you, until something happens and he bites you? Ever wondered why he does this? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.
Moving house can be stressful enough for your dog, without the added dilemma of where he can use as his toilet. Behaviourist Steve Goward explains.
Ever wondered why your dog becomes attached to unusual objects? Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith gives her advice.
Spend time working with your dog to teach him to focus on you and the toys you bring with you, rather than trying to chase those belonging to other people...
Training a deaf dog is no different to training a dog with normal hearing, provided that you can get and keep his attention.
Is your dog aggressive when it comes to his food? Trainer Elizabeth Kershaw gives her advice on how to manage the problem...
An act of kindness – walking someone else’s dog – could turn into more than you bargained for, unless you are prepared, advises Jackie Drakeford, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor.
Possessive aggression should always be taken seriously, in any dog — not least because of the way it can so easily and rapidly escalate as a problem, as Carol Price explains...
Mounting behaviour is often not related to sexual urges; it is often exhibited when a dog is overexcited or frustrated, says Claire Arrowsmith.
Does your dog suddenly stop and refuse to walk? Refusing to walk can arise for many reasons, and is most probably a learned behaviour...
Your dog gets overexcited when he knows he’s about to go out on a walk. This is a very exciting time for a dog and often causes problems for owners.
The transition from food in the hand to no food can be difficult when training. Elizabeth Kershaw offers a few suggestions and techniques you can use.
Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith offers advice on long-line training to help prevent your dog from running towards other dogs while out on a walk.
Is your dog timid when out on walks? Does he cower when you come across other dogs? Claire Arrowsmith offers her advice on why this may be happening.
It is actually quite easy to train a dog to relieve himself in a designated area, says Elizabeth Kershaw...
If your dog barks constantly while he is in the garden, you could try using a light line so that you can quickly get hold of him.
If your dog loves to run around the garden but finds a way to escape, you could try using a long line, says Elizabeth Kershaw.
Does your dog have lots of energy and become aggressive towards dogs he doesn't know? Our experts reccommend some training exercises...
Elizabeth Kershaw offers tips on how to stop your dog jumping up, barking and crying before you go for a walk.
Does your dog go mad when a bike goes past while out on a walk? Trainer Elizabeth Kershaw offers a few tips to help improve the situation.
If your dog is urinating indoors, you need to consider whether he has a toilet training problem. Our experts advise...
Mounting behaviour often creates a lot of embarrassment and concern, but it is something that most young dogs attempt...
Does your dog still want to play even after a long walk or playtime? Claire Arrowsmith offers some advice...
Does your dog constantly pester you to throw toys? He may need more physical and mental stimulation, says Claire Arrowsmith...
Do you find it hard to attract your dog's attention when out on walks? Elizabeth Kershaw offers some training tips.
Has your dog started toileting inside the house? You may need to start house-training from scratch!
Possessive behaviour is a natural, albeit problematic, behaviour and is a common complaint, says Claire Arrowsmith.
Clicker training is a reward-based method of training. It's a fun way of teaching your dog everything from basic exercises to impressive tricks.
Reactive behaviour is often caused by fear, and usually stems from a lack of socialisation as a puppy.
Do you find that your dog becomes very nervous around other people and especially dogs when out on walks?
Constant pulling on the lead can cause health problems for you and your dog, so lead training is important.
Does your dog love to play but refuse to give up the ball or stick? Learn how to teach your dog to 'leave'.
A dog liable to offer overenthusiastic greetings should be under control when he is likely to meet strangers, says Elizabeth Kershaw.
Separation issues can be distressing for everyone, especially for puppies who have had a bad start in life.
A short, tight lead gives all the wrong messages to your dog, explains dog trainer Elizabeth Kershaw...
Sudden onset barking in the car is likely to be linked to the excitement or anticipation of what occurs at the end of the journey.
Is your dog anxious about everything? Our experts offer advice that might help take the edge off his anxiety.
Does your dog tend to grab other dogs and playfully bite them when he meets them on a walk? Claire Arrowsmith explains...
If a member of the family is having difficulty bonding with your dog, there are lots of fun activities that will strengthen their relationship.
Jackie Drakeford offers advice and training tips to help put a stop to your dog's excessive barking.
Does your dog lunge and bark at passing traffic while on a walk? Jackie Drakeford offers her advice...
Does your dog refuse to come back on the lead while out on his walk? Canine behaviourist Elizabeth Kershaw offers some advice...
Recall training can be a challenge as you are often working against many exciting distractions, says Steve Goward...
Do you find that your dog is reactive on walks? Check out the following advice and enjoy calmer walks with your pet.
It’s important for your dog to behave well in the car, explains Carolyn Menteith, in the last part of our life skills series.
Fear in dogs, as in people, is a vital emotional and physical response linked to basic self preservation and survival.
Basic obedience should come first, but once you’ve mastered the essentials, teaching your dog a few tricks can be fun.
It’s important to say well done to your dog — and there’s more than one way of doing it, says Karen Bush.
Teaching your dog a variety of training exercises is only worthwhile once you know when, where, and how to put them into practice.
They captivated us on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Kelly Felstead met the winning act and discovered how to get started in heelwork to music.
All dogs bark, but when it becomes a frequent occurrence and impacts on your life, then there are several ways of limiting 'problem barking'.
Ensuring you have a good recall begins with a good relationship. You need your dog to want to come back to you when you call him!
When teaching your dog to toilet you will first need to teach him when and where he should go and to be consistent.
Some simple, general tips on using positive training methods with your dog and getting the best out of your sessions.
When first introducing your dog to the lead, it’s best to simply clip it onto the his collar and let him drag it around rather than applying any pressure.
Grooming sessions for puppies should not last long and should be an always be enjoyable experience for you and your pup.
Barking is not only a problem while owners are out - dogs bark for all sorts of reasons such as frustration, excitement and fear.
Ensuring that your dog understands recall is the most important command you can teach your dog and is also one of the easiest.
Dogs with a fear of children can be common, particularly if they've experienced a loud or excited child or one that has played rough.
Behavourist Claire Arrowsmith gives some advice on how to cope with a dog that's stealing food, which can be a real issue.
Dogs that chew the post is a common problem and is down to territorial aggression rather than attention seeking.
Bonfire night strikes fear in to the hearts of dogs. Follow our top tips and find out how can you make it a less traumatic experience.
Pulling on the lead is a frustrating problem faced by many dog owners. But do not worry, you're not alone, and help is at hand...