The Secret To Settling In Your New Puppy

The Secret To Settling In Your New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is one of the most exciting things for adults and children alike. The puppy smell is intoxicating and they shower you with love and kisses. When I got my first puppy I became his adoptive mother –  he wanted to be with me all the time and it’s hard...
7 Essential Tips for First Time Dog Owners

7 Essential Tips for First Time Dog Owners

Dog must-haves. Food bowl, water bowl, treats, toys, ID tag, leash and collar, dog bed or crate, and of course, dog food. These are the basic items he will need for now. Please remember you have to consider his size right now. You might be buying something which may...
The Importance Of Continuity In Training

The Importance Of Continuity In Training

As a dog trainer, I find that continuity in training is pivotal to have and to keep having a well-behaved dog. Since I have started working at Bark and Birch, I see approximately 80 dogs come in and out of our doors every month, plus those who opt for 1-2-1 sessions....
Compulsive Behaviour In Dogs

Compulsive Behaviour In Dogs

The word compulsive describes an involuntary desire to do something. When a dog exhibits some compulsive behaviour, it repeatedly performs one or more continuous acts in an increasing way that will ultimately culminate in disrupting its daily routine. The tendency is...
The Common Mistake That Dog Owners Make

The Common Mistake That Dog Owners Make

The majority of dog owners love their dog to an extent where they treat the dog partly like a child which is not necessarily the issue. The problem is that these owners often only do positive and fun things spoiling their dogs without asking for anything in return....