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Tips and hints on training your dog from dog treat experts Barker and Barker Treats.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe At Christmas

December is here and Christmas is on the way! Amongst the excitement of decorating, wrapping presents and preparing food,It is important to consider the needs of our four legged friends. The festive season is one of the most precarious for dog owners, there are dangers hidden everywhere from plants to common festive foods. To keep your dog safe this Christmas, we have a few helpful suggestions on what to avoid! Festive food and drink Chocolate : The number one poison that dogs come a

Posted On: 07/12/2017

Teaching Your Puppy To Walk On A Lead

Puppies are an incredibly amount of fun! They are full of energy and love but you may not think it is so much fun when you’re trying to get them to walk on a lead, although they may think it is playtime! We need our dogs to be able to walk on a lead so we can take them out safely, but puppies don’t quite understand that. Safety and security are a vital consideration for dog owners, not to mention it is illegal to have your dog out of control in a public area. Here are a few tips on h

Posted On: 23/10/2017

Exercising your Older Dog

As our canine friends get older, their needs start to change. They start to slow down a little bit, their diet may need adjusting, and you may find that they sleep for just that little bit longer. You will probably also notice them moving slower, but all of this doesn’t mean that they don’t need as much exercise anymore. Older dogs still need to get up and move, but with a little adjustment, you can make it easy and comfortable for them. Both physical and mental stimulation is key

Posted On: 27/09/2017

Why Does My Dog Dig?

There it is! A huge hole in your newly mown lawn! It is so frustrating! Digging is unfortunatly a typical dog behaviour, but it can be incredibly annoying, especially if it’s destroying your garden! We know dogs dig, but why do they do it, and can this behaviour be stopped? Reasons dogs dig There are a few reasons why your dog is clawing away at mad at the soil, one of these being to keep cooler or warmer. Holes are made in the shade or in sunny spots, creating a den-like spot to bas

Posted On: 27/08/2017

Why Do Dogs Chew?

Chewing can be an incredibly difficult part of owning a dog. When a dog chews there are various reasons this behaviour may be triggered ranging from their current environment, their age or even the type of dog you own.  Dogs are inquisitive animals and will naturally want to explore their surroundings which will include sniffing, tasting or occasionally chewing objects. When Puppies Chew Age can be a considerable factor when it comes to your dog chewing as younger dogs (3-6 months old

Posted On: 08/02/2017

When Should I Start Training My Puppy?

When it comes to taking on a puppy, one of the first things you should start to consider is what you need to do to ensure you have a well mannered, socialised and publically bahved adult dog. Owners sometimes if it is too early to start training their puppy, thinking “He needs to settle in” or “ He needs to get to know us”, however training your new pet should begin from day one. Starting to train your puppy early, setting boundaries and expectations will establish the ru

Posted On: 31/01/2017