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How to get the best from positive reinforcement

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

Our dog training methods

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

Which are the easiest dog breeds to train?

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.

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

TOTAL K9 ® – Training your dog to be a great companion

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

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

Russia Unveils Dog Armour

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

German Shepherds Ranked As Best Personal Protection Dogs

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

Genome Engineering Creates Extra-Muscular Beagles

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

Top Breeds For Guard Dogs

Traditionally, you may be envisaging a German shepherd, which are well known for their strength and intelligence. In fact German shepherds are increasingly used as guide dogs due to their intellect and obedience. Continue reading

Top 3 Most Fearless Guard Dogs

Guard dogs are undeniably some of the bravest animals around, putting themselves on the frontline and in danger at every turn. But just what incredible acts of bravery have been seen from these dogs over the years? Here are just three examples of when these pups have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Continue reading