Frequently asked questions

Referencing to the FAQs on this page, we have compiled a comprehensive list of questions and answers to address common concerns from our valued clients. Our FAQ section is designed to provide helpful insights and solutions for dog and puppy behavior training. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us page. We are committed to providing exceptional service and finding the right answers for you and your furry companion.

At what age should I consider taking my pup to training classes?

As soon as it can go out after completing its course of inoculations. There is no upper age limit in place.

Can you stop my cat from scratching the furniture when we leave the house?

Provide a few scratching posts.

Do dog whistles work and are they effective?

They work effectively if you teach your dog to respond.

How do you accept payment?

Payment is accepted by cheque, bank transfer, PayPal or cash. Pay on completion of the consultation.

I am considering a rescue dog; do you have any advice to share with me?

Yes, please contact me and I’ll send you my booklet about bringing home your rescue dog.

Should I leave the TV or radio on when I leave the house to get shopping?

Certainly, does no harm. Classic FM is good.

What are the best dog toys to keep my dog occupied?

It depends what your dog likes. Most like stuffed Kongs and food dispensing activity toys

What dog lead should I consider if my puppy keeps pulling when out walking?

It is easy to teach a young puppy to walk beside you. Keep turning around in the opposite direction. Give plenty of treats and praise when Puppy is in the right place.

What is the best breed to get for a family pet?

There are huge variations within any breed. Generally, high energy working breeds like Border Collies and Springer Spaniels need active owners who can give mental stimulation plus 2 hours a day walking.

Why do dogs want to bite the postman?

Because s/he comes to the door, ‘interferes’ with the property and is never invited in. You can change this behaviour by associating the Post person with a positive experience for the dog.

Would you be able to assist me with adopting a problem dog?

Certainly, let’s talk over the problems to decide the best way to help.

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