At TOTAL K9 ®, we’re big fans of positive reinforcement as a way of building a great relationship between dogs and their owners. Positive reinforcement means rewarding your dog for good behaviour and ignoring the behaviour you do not like. It’s a great starting point for many pets, owners find it easy to continue what they and their dog have learnt during their training sessions. Here are our top tips Continue reading
If you’re thinking about purchasing or training your own personal protection dog, it’s important to understand what a personal protection dog is and the responsibilities that come with owning one.
What is a personal protection dog?
So maybe you’ve just adopted or rescued a new dog, and you bring your new family member home, only to realise that they are not trained. Don’t worry; it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. Continue reading
Training your dog helps build the bond between you and enables the creation of a trusting relationship. Some of the essential skills your dog needs to learn include: Continue reading
Getting a new puppy is an exciting time as new pups are hyper, cute and lots of fun. However, it can be easy to forget about proper dog training as you play with your adorable new arrival, but good training is key to a well behaved adult dog. Once your puppy grows up, mischievous behaviour stops being cute – well, sometimes. Read on for some great puppy training tips. Continue reading
Here at TOTAL K9 ® we love dogs. We are passionate about providing and training the perfect dog for your family or business. We know that every dog and its owner is different. That is why we supply a happy, fully trained family companion pets and obedient professional protection dogs of every breed, size and age.
Our K9 Dog Training programmes reach out into the heart of your existing family or business, too. As well as providing new dogs for our customers, we also train owners Continue reading
A dog is a companion for life. Loyal, devoted and constant, they look after their owners without question. At TOTAL K9 ®️ we understand that lifelong dedication and fidelity is vital, this is why you can trust us to provide you, your family and your own home with a particular type of safety: a fully trained and dependable protection dog. Our dogs are expertly trained using real-life scenarios to provide the best in companionship and support for our clients. Our dogs are indeed more than just four-legged friends. They are great with children and are either good or will ignore Continue reading
Here at TOTAL K9 ® LTD, we believe that every dog is genuinely unique and deserves the absolute best care. We provide a wide range of dog training services and packages for family pets as well as working dogs. We tailor our service to every dog’s specific needs and requirements. We cover the whole of the UK, so no matter where you live, you will be able to access our dog training services near you. If you choose one of our residential dog training packages, then we even offer a collection and delivery service, giving you complete peace of mind and seamless care.
Our dog training methods
We use several methods to train dogs Continue reading
For those new to the world of dog ownership, it may be a good idea to opt for a breed that is easily trainable and will adapt to a new home quickly. While every dog has its own individual personality, of course, it is simply a fact that dogs belonging to certain breeds are more likely to be Continue reading
A well-trained dog is a happy dog.
Dogs are social animals that respond well to an authoritative owner who has put the effort into showing a dog what their role is and when and where they are expected to perform it.
When attending dog training classes, a dog will learn obedience to their owner, but dogs are intelligent animals and enjoy having Continue reading
A dog can be a person’s best friend or its worst nightmare, and it all comes down to how well behaved your canine pet is. Regardless of the breed, the age or the gender, to truly enjoy the company of your dog you should take time to train him, or her. Or, better yet, invest in training sessions provided by certified, professional trainers.
Your dog might have obedience problems, like not coming to you when you call, stop chewing on your shoes or different stuff around the house. It could have problems such as biting or being aggressive. Continue reading
Dogs have been the man’s best friend for thousands of years, the friendship going back the times man first domesticated beasts and to this day, dogs are still the most loyal animals around. Nowadays dogs are mostly pet companions but they are still used in other parts of the world as protection dogs by shepherds.
As many of us know there are many types of dogs, from small ones that are very energetic to the big ones that remind us they are the cousins of the still untainted wolf, so it may not be a surprise that the big ones are still Continue reading
Dog owners are now being warned to look after their family protection dogs and other pets, and be on the lookout for signs of Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that can be fatal for dogs.
The first recorded outbreak of the disease has now been seen in the UK, with animal disease experts blaming Continue reading
The saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a bit misleading – after all, with the right residential dog training or the pet and working dog training from the professionals, you can break almost any behavioural trait or, in fact, teach them new skills.
Point in case is this charity exhibition tennis game in Brazil organised by the Association of Animal Wellbeing to show that shelter dogs can be Continue reading
In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks you may be looking to improve security for your family by looking for family protection dogs for sale.
The terrorist attacks that took place in Paris last month have led to many people, organisations and countries considering how they can Continue reading
If you’re looking at investing in personal protection dogs, it might be wise to avoid buying a Chow Chow, as new research has revealed that these dogs are in fact the most claim prone, so you could find yourself spending a lot of money on insurance.
Conducted by Direct Line Pet Insurance, the study found that 64 per cent of these dogs have had incidents that resulted in their owners having to Continue reading
If you’ve got a Labrador retriever as a family protection dog, you need to be aware that this particular breed can be prone to weight issues as they approach middle age.
According to new research from Edinburgh University, between the ages of one and four, these dogs will gain an average of Continue reading
German shepherds have topped a ranking of the most popular personal protection dogs. Analysis from animal research firm Pet Breeds revealed the canines, which are often used for search and rescue operations, are highly sought after due to their obedience, fierce bite and trainability.
The analysis was based on Animal Planet data and the 2014 American Kennel Club Popularity Rankings. The final list had 29 breeds Continue reading
Those looking for family and personal protection dogs for sale may be interested to hear that scientists in China have been working on genome engineering to create particularly muscly beagles that are very strong runners so would be well suited to military applications or hunting.
Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health say they now intend to create dogs that have other DNA mutations, such as those that copy human diseases like muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s, the MIT Technology Review reports.
They believe they are the first to use gene editing in order to Continue reading
A woman is hailing her canine companion as an exceptional guard dog after the pooch earned its stripes by scaring off a marauding bear.
Kate Cholewa was at the Point of Rocks Fishing Access Site at Yellowstone River in Missouri, US, when the bear attacked her. Talking to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, she said she was walking her 12-year-old black Labrador mix Carmen at the time of the incident.
Ms Cholewa claimed the canine’s hackles rose, and she was suddenly face-to-face with the Continue reading
A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to find and train two maremma to serve as guard dogs and protect colonies of penguins on Middle Island, just off the coastal town of Warrnambool in Victoria, from fox attacks, the Guardian reports.
Maremmas are working dogs that are usually used to protect livestock but they were introduced to Middle Island back in Continue reading
Those with family and personal protection dogs should perhaps be aware that dog allergies seem to be on the rise, tripling in the last year, with bulldogs, crossbreeds and springer spaniels experiencing the most problems among all breeds.
Conducted by Continue reading
If you’re in the UK and looking for guard dogs for sale, it’s unlikely that wolf attacks will be high on your list of concerns, but not so if you’re in the US where one poor dog has just been bitten by a pack of wolves – and seriously injured into the bargain.
Sheep dog Johnsey, a cross between a Great Pyrenees, Maremma and Akbash, was looking after some 200 sheep in a field in north-east Washington when the incident occurred, the first of its kind involving the Huckleberry wolf pack since summer 2014 Continue reading
If you’re considering protection dogs for sale, you need to take a look at Hulk, the biggest pitbull in the world who weighs in at 12 stone, should you feel you need inspiration about what kind of breed to go for as a guard dog. Continue reading