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How to get a new puppy to sleep

Part of the fun of getting a new puppy is their seemingly boundless energy. Playing games with your puppy is a great way to spend the day, especially if you have children. Unfortunately, all this energy can cause problems at bedtime. New puppies often struggle to sleep and a restless puppy can keep the whole family awake, not to mention the neighbours. Luckily, there are a few simple steps that you can take to help your puppy get a good night’s sleep. Continue reading

Best breeds of personal protection dogs

There’s nothing quite like knowing that you’ve got your very own living, breathing alarm system by your side, bred and trained to protect you, no matter what. At heart, that’s what a personal protection dog is.

Love and loyalty come genetically inherent with many of these breeds so, Continue reading

How to get your pet to listen to you

If the first thing you do when your pet ignores you is shout, then you might be doing something wrong. Take a step back and read some of the suggestions below. There are lots of reasons a pet might ignore you, whether it’s when they refuse to return to their lead during a walk or fail to get down off the sofa when ordered. It could be anxiety plaguing your furry friend, or even a lack of understanding between owner and pet. Dog training boot camps are a great place to help change your dog’s behaviour, but you can also do some things at home. So, what can you do to help? Continue reading

How to train your dog

As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. However, anyone who has ever owned a dog will understand just how much work goes into keeping a furry friend, and more importantly, keeping them happy. However, before they embark on this task, many people underestimate just how much training goes into ensuring a dog is happy and behaves responsibly. Continue reading

The psychology of dog training

Some people assume training their dogs is “just common sense”, but they are soon convinced otherwise when they join us on one of our residential dog training programs.

To effectively train your pets, residential dog training uses scientifically proven methods from the realm of psychology. Here are three key theories you should be aware of: Continue reading

Fighting like cat and dog?

Introducing any new pet to the family is an adjustment for existing members. But, with the stereotypical image of cats and dogs at war, how can you combine feline and canine in household harmony?

Despite expectations, dogs and cats can be Continue reading

Mental Stimulation in Dog Ownership

Mental stimulation is one of the most important aspects of residential dog training, but it often gets overlooked. If you find your dog is still overstimulated and excited after a walk or a game of fetch, consider adding some brain games into the mix. Instead of giving your dog every meal in a food bowl, use feeding time as an opportunity for Continue reading

A guide to resource guarding – how to tackle it

If you’re a new dog owner, you may have noticed that your puppy can be somewhat possessive of items around the house. This possessiveness can extend to anything from a high-value item like a bowl of kibble to a (seemingly) low-value item like a scrap of cardboard. Continue reading

Dogs as emotional therapy pets

It’s estimated that 24% of people in the UK own at least one dog. Some have been motivated by a desire for companionship, some by a need for protection and others simply by a love for all things cute. But if you’re one of the six million UK individuals with anxiety or depression or one of the estimated 700,000 UK residents on the autism spectrum, your dog could be Continue reading

How to teach an old dog new tricks

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

Getting a new puppy

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

More than a four-legged friend

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

Are guard dogs a good way to keep your property safe?

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

Many Dogs Still Not Microchipped

If you are looking for protection dogs for sale, then make sure you get them microchipped when you finally bring them home.

There will be a legal requirement from April next year for all dogs to be microchipped with information about their Continue reading