Do You Do Stuff That Your Dog Likes?

Hang on, let me clarify. I don’t mean eating rabbit poop with them, or rolling in dead things or items of that nature, that would likely make you a psychopath. I mean, do you do stuff with your dog that is natural, that they actually enjoy? Things that dogs enjoy naturally are sniffing, eating rabbitContinue reading “Do You Do Stuff That Your Dog Likes?”

Does Your Dog Deserve to be Off Leash in Town?

That is the question, so what is the answer? Some of you may not be fond of my opinion, however, I think it necessary to go through the process of my conclusion on this. I will start off by saying it IS NOT your right to have your dog off leash, especially in an urbanContinue reading “Does Your Dog Deserve to be Off Leash in Town?”

So You Want A Working Breed?

Let me define my meaning of working breed, because I’m not talking about just the typical CKC classification of working breeds. I’m talking about dogs that truly work, need a job, or are very high drive. This will include most terriers, the ckc working group, some hounds, some mastiff types, some herding breeds, field bredContinue reading “So You Want A Working Breed?”

Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics

I really wish I had a paparazzi film crew that would follow me around and get those darn moments I miss, on film. It’s too hard to video and deal with a crazy puppy, plus another dog all at the same time, so you will have to bear with my colourful re-enactment by the writtenContinue reading “Amazingly Awesome Crazy Puppy Antics”

What Is Rally Obedience?

Rally Obedience is a fun, encouraging and welcoming dog sport that is sort of like a cross between Obedience and Agility. Instead of a judge telling you your next move, Rally, for short, consists of a course, with stations, not unlike a numbered agility course. You are required to heel the course and perform allContinue reading “What Is Rally Obedience?”

Dog and Puppy Training in Milton

First I would like to say a warm welcome back to all of our current and coming Smart Dogs Canine Training students! Thanks for hanging in over the lockdown, and we hope everyone is well. We are back on schedule with classes and privates, and I thought I would just remind everyone what is available.Continue reading “Dog and Puppy Training in Milton”

Occupy Your Puppy

We love these treat dispensing balls for some entertainment. You can use treats or feed a meal with them. They provide mental as well as physical stimulation, teaching your puppy problem solving skills, how to use their nose and can even entice picky dogs to eat. These are great, in addition to other exercise, duringContinue reading “Occupy Your Puppy”

Do Not Get A Puppy If …

My younger sister works in a vet clinic. They had someone (and I use that term very loosely) bring in a 16 week old puppy who was vomiting and would not eat. After examination, the doctor felt that there were “items” in the abdomen, so suspected that he ingested something that he shouldn’t have, andContinue reading “Do Not Get A Puppy If …”

Simple Exercises in Self Control for Puppies

A dog with self control is an easy dog to live with. A dog with self control doesn’t steal your belongings, doesn’t bark or whine for attention, doesn’t become a demanding mess and doesn’t require 24/7 supervision. However, puppies do not come fully programmed with self control. Of course some puppies are hardwired with moreContinue reading “Simple Exercises in Self Control for Puppies”