There are many ways to reward your dog for a job well done. Throwing a tennis ball might be great at the end of a long “stay,” or a romp in the backyard after practising “wait” by the door. But food treats are often the most convenient and effective way to influence your dog’s behaviour. Here are some tips for choosing the right reward to suit the needs of your dog. 

Using positive reinforcement is one of the easiest ways to train a dog. When training using this method, you give your dog a reward to reinforce a behaviour you like. For example, if you ask your dog to sit and he does it, you give him a treat. You are rewarding the dog's good behaviour. But a reward does not necessarily need to be food, toys and praise are also...

As a loving pet owner, you do everything possible to keep your dog in the best shape, from feeding them the best food to making sure they get daily exercise and regular him vet checks. But are you paying enough attention to the health of your dog's teeth? If not, it's time to change your ways. After all an adult dog has 42 tooth in comparison to an adult humans measly 32. So it is even more important to take good care your dog’s teeth to help reduce bad breath, improve overall health and increase your pet’s lifespan. But good news there is some simple things that can be done to improve your dog’s dental health!

Feed them a quality diet

Dental health has a lot to do with what you are feeding your pet. If you are looking to improve...

Even though it seems like they shouldn't have a care in the world, it's still possible for your pet to have anxiety. Just like us, our cats and dogs have anxieties and fears. Although your pet’s anxieties, may be different than our own, they still cause stress and physical reactions all the same. Some common causes of anxiety in pets are loud noises, separation, travel and unfamiliar people or places. But good news! Once you are able to identify your pets symptoms of anxiety you are on the right track to helping them deal with and overcome their anxiety so they can live a happier more stress free life.

Warning Signs Of An Anxious Pet

While occasionally experiencing stress is normal for a cat, constant or severe anxiety can be a...

Shedding often comes with the territory when you own a dog. But the amount and frequency of hair that is shed will vary from breed to breed. It can also depend on the time of the year as many dogs develop thick undercoats in the winter that are then shed in the spring. But the shedding of excess fur is a natural and important process for dogs as it allows them to rid their bodies of old, damaged, and excessive hair. Although it can be a nuisance for owners, good news it that there are some things that can be done to reduce how much your dog sheds.

Regular Brushing

Give your dog a thorough brushing every day using a soft brush or slicker brush like the Yours Droolly Shear Magic Slicker Brush. By spending 3–5 minutes brushing your...

As we have become more aware of not only the impact of our own diet on our health, but the impact that the production of our food has on the environment. This has had a flow on effect to what we are feeding our pets. With pets so often seen as an extension to the family there is a higher demand for high-quality food, owners are paying more and more attention to the ingredients in the food they select for their animals. They are increasingly looking for pet food that includes all the nutritional value needed to ensure their pets live a long, vibrant and healthy life. But owners are looking further than just the ingredients list when choosing their pets food. They are becoming increasing interested in purchasing locally made products...