When you introduce a dog to your home, you can quickly build a strong, loving relationship with your dog, and they will find real comfort in your company.
If you’ve welcomed a new puppy or dog into your residence, you may be feeling a little lost when it comes to training them. Most dogs need help learning the necessary behaviours to live in a domestic environment. However,
Whether you have just adopted your brand new family member or brought home your 8-week old puppy, it’s all new and exciting for everyone involved. The whole family, including the newest member, is buzzing with happiness and bright thoughts for the future…
Dog training is certainly a journey. Having a pooch who listens to you is every dog owner’s dream; but unfortunately, it doesn’t always go perfectly. However, if you feel like you’ve made a mistake with dog training, don’t worry! The first step is realising what the mistake was, and then you can take steps to […]
Making a rescue dog part of your family is incredibly rewarding, but it can bring challenges if the dog has been through trauma or picked up some naughty habits. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks though, so let’s take a look at some of the best tips to train your […]
Residential dog training resolves a dog’s behavioural issues by having them live away from home, with professional trainers, for a short time. Issues resolved by residential dog training range from barking, poor recall, jumping up and lead-pulling, to anxiety, biting and aggression. Our expert team use proven methods including
Whether you have been advised by your vet that your dog needs to lose a little bit of weight, or you want to maintain the healthy weight your dog currently has, the following tips will help!
It is important, of course, to care for your dog year-round. Winter, however, can provide a unique set of challenges for dog owners that must be carefully considered. Below we outline some important considerations and care tips for dogs in winter.
German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds in the country and for good reason. Their versatile temperaments make them both the perfect family pet and an effective crime deterrent. Here are the top reasons to choose a German Shepard trained dog as your next canine companion.
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 […]
There’s no denying that it’s best to get residential dog training when your dog is still young. But, while most people believe that once you’ve missed this window, that’s it, we’re here to inform you that this is not the case! Don’t give up just yet, as a dog can learn at any stage of […]
Many couples will have a dog long before they have a baby. While your baby will of course take priority, it is important not to neglect the feelings of your dog at this time. A new addition to the home will be an extremely disruptive experience for them too, especially if they’ve lived there for […]
Having a guard dog doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy quality time with them. Entertaining a dog is the best way to build a stronger bond between both of you. Building this bond will help gain your dog’s trust, making them the perfect companion. Here are three ways to entertain and update your dog’s daily routine.
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,
Training a new puppy or adult dog can be a difficult and time-consuming process. The process of training your dog can take even longer if you are making any of the following 5 common dog training mistakes.
Dogs have been used to assist law enforcement for over 100 years to serve and protect communities around the world by using their unique set of skills. Police forces worldwide use different dog breeds for different tasks to make the most of their individual abilities, so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular police […]
Like humans, dogs can feel anxious. It might be because you’ve picked your dog up from an adoption centre and now you’re trying to figure each other out. Or maybe there’s something in the home that’s causing your dog to feel anxious. Along with enrolling your dog onto our residential dog training boot camp, there […]
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 […]
Dogs are incredibly intelligent and often intuitive, making them very aware of everything that’s going on around them. From being able to pick up on human emotions to know when someone is nearby even before you can hear them, dogs seem almost omnipresent in their intuitiveness. Some people even believe they can sense nearby spirits […]
Does your dog need to attend a dog training bootcamp? Would your dog benefit from regular training in an intensive environment? Some dogs require more training than others and might find it hard to settle down around other dogs or people. Taking a dog out of their comfort zone and away from their owners might […]
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 […]
The British love their pets. They own around 51 million of them and spend an average of £1,150 a year on pampering them. You may not be surprised to hear that one of the biggest growth sectors in the huge market for pet products is clothes for dogs! Yet one of the biggest questions that […]
We all know that dogs keep us happy and make the best furry companions. But did you know that according to research, owning a content, well-trained pup might just increase your chances of a long life?
As a dog owner, it is important to tackle any dog training problems as soon as you notice them. This will avert a situation where they become life-long problems for you and your canine friend. Some dog training facilities don’t require the owner’s presence during dog training. However, if you have the time, you could […]
When your dog is displaying negative behaviours, it can be hard not to get frustrated, or blame yourself. However, it’s important to understand why your pup is
Knowing what your dog knows about you maximises what can be achieved in residential dog training. Although we are often unaware of how our emotions are affecting our body language, our canine companions will be sure to know how
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:
Does your dog shred all the cushions in the home the moment your back is turned? Do they embarrassingly forget all their toilet training when there are lots of guests in the home? Do they change from a laid-back and friendly at home pup to a trembling and growling out of control terror once you
You may always get annoyed by your dog’s harsh greetings to visitors. However, don’t entirely blame your dog. You probably haven’t trained them on how to give visitors a calm reception. The following three ways can go a long way in training your dog to
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
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, […]
Your dog is part of the family, and you should be able to include them in all aspects of family life. But, what happens when your beloved dog is antisocial
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.
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 […]
Most kids want a pet, especially a cute puppy, but often it ends up with the parents taking charge of walking and training. By getting kids involved with training, you can teach them about patience, empathy and responsibility at a young age. It may seem daunting and stressful, but training can be lots of
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 […]
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.
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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
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 […]
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