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basic obedience & training

Learn how to teach your pet basic obedience from the pros: toilet training, crate training, even litter training. Plus, how to find a professional trainer.

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Ways to keep your dog safe that you’ve never thought of 

Where did the Great Dane originate? Learn more about the history and genetic origins of this working dog

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Different breeds need different things...

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Where did the Greyhound originate? Learn more about the history and genetic origins of the sighthound group

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Just ’letting them out in the garden’ isn't an option for everyone, especially in this economy

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There is nothing more humbling than apologising to a stranger in the park while your dog nibbles on their sausage roll

Border Collie puppy shaking owner's hand

Your puppy training schedule, from eight weeks to six months. Let’s do this

Side view portrait of black young woman playing with cute Shih Tzu dog and doing dog training.

Here’s your guide to how treats can help as your new pup is learning all the things

Birds-eye view looking down on a litter box with a dog looking into the box

Whilst typically associated with cats, the idea of litter trays for dogs isn’t entirely far-fetched

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It’s important to remember that dogs are individuals, so training isn’t one-size-fits-all

A woman wearing a knit sweater holding a dog close on the floor of her bedroom.

Train your dog to stay calm when they’re on their own – instead of sad-singing “All By Myself” until you come home.

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Pro tips on training your dog with the click of a button – literally

Black puppy on leash lays next to its owner while she sits on bench resting.

Here are some tips for fitting training into your action-packed schedule

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It’s more than just an adorable habit… 

A woman walking 5 dogs on leashes outside.

A study found that a dog’s breed accounts for less than 10 percent of their behaviour

Man walking his dog on a pavement

We delve into the age-old debate

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An awkward reality for many of us

Smiling couple sitting on sofa with two playful labrador puppies.

Take it slow. This process should never feel like speed-dating

A woman walking with her dog at golden hour.

Animal behaviourist Karen London on how ‘springing forward’ causes your dog or cat to lose sleep, too

Photo of a young woman working on her laptop from her home, while her dog is waiting for her to finish - so they can play and cuddle.

You love that your dog is your shadow, but maybe not when you’re on a Zoom call

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This study found that cranky pups are actually very fast social learners

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And they all say the same simple thing…

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“A PAD can be life-changing – and even life saving”

Young man cuddling little white shih tzu puppy by the Atlantic Ocean.

The internet has a lot to tell you about your new addition. Here’s what’s actually true

A woman cleaning up pee on the wood floors inside while disciplining a grey puppy with a raised finger of disapproval

Training a dog can seem pretty intuitive – until it’s not

A puppy practicing obstacle training courses with owner.

Learn how to better communicate with your puppy through agility training

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Move over Hugh Jackman, this is the actual Greatest Show