Dog Training

Dog Training & Covid-19: The New Normal guidelines for Classes & Private Training.
Dog Training & Covid-19: The New Normal guidelines for Classes & Private Training.

Dog Training & Covid-19: The New Normal guidelines for...

Hello everyone, I hope you and your dogs are all well. New Zealand has relatively...

Dog Training: Private training only 27th & 28th February.
Dog Training: Private training only 27th & 28th February.

Dog Training: Private training only 27th & 28th February.

Hello everyone, I will be in Woodville on the Saturday 27th February, from 10am...

Dogs do not bite “out of the blue”
Dogs do not bite “out of the blue”

Dogs do not bite “out of the blue”

Roxy, a Great Dane has a fear of skateboarders. She is also uncomfortable around...

The Importance of Enrichment
The Importance of Enrichment

The Importance of Enrichment

Imagine being left alone for 8 hours a day with absolutely nothing to do. No TV...

Dog Dog Play- What it should look like
Dog Dog Play- What it should look like

Dog Dog Play- What it should look like

There is nothing better for dog lovers than watching dogs play. However, dog owners...

Four Basic commands to teach your dog
Four Basic commands to teach your dog

Four Basic commands to teach your dog

​Owning a dog is one of the most enjoyable, rewarding, and exciting things you could...

German Shepherd or Golden Retriever: Which Breed Is Right for you?
German Shepherd or Golden Retriever: Which Breed Is Right for you?

German Shepherd or Golden Retriever: Which Breed Is Right...

Okay, so the time has come for you to finally become the proud owner of a new doggy. Owning...

advanced commands for your dog
advanced commands for your dog

advanced commands for your dog

As awesome as it is to own a dog (and we all know it really is awesome!) one thing...

Caring for an older dog
Caring for an older dog

Caring for an older dog

I am privileged to live with an elderly dog, which is something that we will we...

The curse of observation
The curse of observation

The curse of observation

I love my job as a dog trainer and feel enormously privileged to live this life,...

Cooking with Dennis - Liver Bites and Liver Cake
Cooking with Dennis - Liver Bites and Liver Cake

Cooking with Dennis - Liver Bites and Liver Cake

The perfect Bank Holiday activity. Dennis and I having fun in the kitchen making...

Which Crate is Best?
Which Crate is Best?

Which Crate is Best?

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to crates.  Out of all of the different...

5 Steps to Ruining a Dog
5 Steps to Ruining a Dog

5 Steps to Ruining a Dog

Last year at this time we made a post about Improving Your Relationship with Your...

Halloween Can Be a Scary Time for Dogs
Halloween Can Be a Scary Time for Dogs

Halloween Can Be a Scary Time for Dogs

If you think about each aspect of Halloween, it’s almost the most unfair and potentially...

The Puppy Prepper Shopping List (puppy book excerpt)
The Puppy Prepper Shopping List (puppy book excerpt)

The Puppy Prepper Shopping List (puppy book excerpt)

Puppy Training Shopping List  

The Cautionary Tale of the Smiths (puppy book excerpt)
The Cautionary Tale of the Smiths (puppy book excerpt)

The Cautionary Tale of the Smiths (puppy book excerpt)

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Still time for Summer School
Still time for Summer School

Still time for Summer School

Three Dogs Training class enrollment. Summer session starts Saturday July 9th, 2022....

Fall is back to school for dogs, too.
Fall is back to school for dogs, too.

Fall is back to school for dogs, too.

Three Dogs Training class enrollment. Fall session starts Saturday September 10th,...

Animal Assisted Intervention and Advanced class.
Animal Assisted Intervention and Advanced class.

Animal Assisted Intervention and Advanced class.

The Animal Assisted Intervention and the Advanced classes have been merged because...

Leaving Your Dog Holding The Emotional Bag
Leaving Your Dog Holding The Emotional Bag

Leaving Your Dog Holding The Emotional Bag

By Sean O’Shea One of the best ways to create an anxious, hyped-up, destructive,...

Losing By Religion
Losing By Religion

Losing By Religion

By Sean O’Shea If you’re lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the current friction...

Taking Pictures In Therapy
Taking Pictures In Therapy

Taking Pictures In Therapy

By Sean O’Shea Therapy. It’s a messy, uncomfortable, and often painful process....

Larry Kay “Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever” Review
Larry Kay “Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever” Review

Larry Kay “Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever” Review

I recently attended Global Pet Expo was thrilled to see my talented friend, author,...

How to teach your dog to sit
How to teach your dog to sit

How to teach your dog to sit

Dog Training Basics When you get a puppy or adopt a rescue like I did, one of the...

Is Your Dog Bored? Check Out Signs and Solutions.
Is Your Dog Bored? Check Out Signs and Solutions.

Is Your Dog Bored? Check Out Signs and Solutions.

You may be wondering, do dogs get bored? The answer is YES!  Without proper play,...

Even if you work from home, use your crate!
Even if you work from home, use your crate!

Even if you work from home, use your crate!

Just a friendly reminder to continue using your dog's crate every day, and to make...

Raising littermates is HARD!
Raising littermates is HARD!

Raising littermates is HARD!

Bonded relationships between dogs is special, and with littermates or puppies who...

If you want your dog off leash, you must follow the rules!
If you want your dog off leash, you must follow the rules!

If you want your dog off leash, you must follow the rules!

If you're going to let your dog off leash, make sure of a couple things:✅ It's an...

Potty Training
Potty Training

Potty Training

There are many different ways to potty train a puppy/dog. However, no matter what...

Vaccine Policy
Vaccine Policy

Vaccine Policy

At Tailored Dog Training, we adhere by the American Veterinarian Medical Association...

Chews
Chews

Chews

Chewing is an innate need for most canines. Puppies need to chew because they are...

What You Need To Know About Joint Health In Dogs
What You Need To Know About Joint Health In Dogs

What You Need To Know About Joint Health In Dogs

As active animals, regular ‘wear and tear’ is bound to happen when it comes to your...

When should you cut a Poodle puppy’s hair?
When should you cut a Poodle puppy’s hair?

When should you cut a Poodle puppy’s hair?

Poodles are famous for their timelessly elegant, beautiful coats. If you’re a new...

Healthy Summer Treats That Are Safe for Your Dog
Healthy Summer Treats That Are Safe for Your Dog

Healthy Summer Treats That Are Safe for Your Dog

Summer is almost upon us, and that means most of us are spending a lot more time...

8 Dog Walking Tips: Essentials For Dog & Owner
8 Dog Walking Tips: Essentials For Dog & Owner

8 Dog Walking Tips: Essentials For Dog & Owner

We walk our dogs every single day, being both fantastic exercise and overall well-being...

Why we should be aware of our dog’s world.
Why we should be aware of our dog’s world.

Why we should be aware of our dog’s world.

There is much advice that can be sought about how to walk your dog, how long to...

What is the difference between a dog trainer and a dog behaviourist?
What is the difference between a dog trainer and a dog behaviourist?

What is the difference between a dog trainer and a dog...

By Jackie Murphy G. Dip AAB / A. Dip AAB (Canine) / MISAP (Beh) / MEST (QTLS) What...

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Dog owners dread the day when they come home from work to find the couch cushion...

Learn Your Dog’s Body Language

Puppies are undeniably cute, but they are also undeniably messy and can get into...

Benefits of Walking and Exercising Your Dog

Walking your dog or puppy is more than just making sure they are exercising; it...

So Excited
So Excited

So Excited

So excited to be starting work again and seeing all those that have booked in. Due...

New Residents have Arrived.
New Residents have Arrived.

New Residents have Arrived.

Welcome to Red and Iris who have arrived for training before going abroad to their...

RESIDENTIAL GUNDOG TRAINING
RESIDENTIAL GUNDOG TRAINING

RESIDENTIAL GUNDOG TRAINING

Based in the beautiful Scottish Borders, Smiles Dog Training offers clients nationally...

Teaching a Puppy to Listen in Public
Teaching a Puppy to Listen in Public

Teaching a Puppy to Listen in Public

Teaching a puppy to listen in public takes time. It also takes training, patience,...

Boundaries – Movie Review
Boundaries – Movie Review

Boundaries – Movie Review

Boundaries – Movie Review I’m often asked to review dog-related products, treats,...

Should You Get Littermates?
Should You Get Littermates?

Should You Get Littermates?

Should you get littermates? I don’t usually get this question. Normally, I hear...

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