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.
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.
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.
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.
Is your dog out of control? Does he dominate other dogs and take their food, treats and toys? Our experts share their advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many reasons as to why your dog may be waking and then toileting. Behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith shares her advice.
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.
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.
Ever wondered why your dog is scared of cars and other traffic? Fear of traffic is not unusual explains trainer, Elizabeth Kershaw.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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'.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Barking is not only a problem while owners are out - dogs bark for all sorts of reasons such as frustration, excitement and fear.
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.
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...