Using a Marker Word for Dog Training

Using a Marker Word for Dog Training

Many dog trainers who teach positive reinforcement dog training techniques (the school of thought that I agree with) suggest using either clicker training or a marker word. With a marker word dog training can become easier and the dog can become reassured and trust you. But what is a marker word in dog training and … Read more

How to calm a Patterdale Terrier

How to calm a Patterdale Terrier

Are you wondering how to calm a Patterdale terrier? Well – I can tell you from experience that it is not an easy task! But, through socialisation, exercise and training it is possible to calm one down even if it’s just a bit! Look for the Reasons WHY your Patterdale is not calm Quite often, … Read more

Trigger Stacking in Dogs

Trigger Stacking in Dogs

If you have a stressed or reactive dog, you may have heard trainers talk about ‘trigger stacking’. This is a term used in canine psychology to identify what will push them ‘over the threshold’. If you learn how to manage your dog’s triggers this can also have a positive effect on his behaviour and well … Read more

How to Teach a dog to Sit

How to Teach a dog to Sit

How to teach a dog to sit is an essential part of training and a good thing for him to learn.   Some dogs do not know they are supposed to sit and instead remain in the standing position. It can be cute when your puppy does this but also you may want your adult … Read more

Martingale Dog Collar

Martingale Dog Collar

A Martingale dog collar (not to be confused with a Greyhound collar) is a comfortable fabric or leather collar that allows for training as it tightens slightly when the dog starts to pull, but it is safe and not harmful to the dog. They are used by many breeds including whippets, Jack Russells and Patterdale … Read more

How to Teach your dog to Speak

How to Teach your dog to Speak

if you want to know how to teach your dog to speak then you have come to the right blog! I can’t believe it, but I actually managed to teach our Patterdale terrier how to speak on command in just one day! He is very intelligent and also very vocal. Here’s how you can train … Read more

Agility Training for Dogs

Agility training for dogs

Dog agility can be a fun activity to do with your dog and can be a great beginning to training for sports while keeping your dog healthy and active. Agility training provides a way for dogs to exercise their bodies and minds and bond with their owners. If your dog is still a puppy and … Read more

Indoor Games for Dogs

Indoor Games for Dogs

Lockdown has been continuing longer than anticipated here in the UK! But worry not, there are plenty of indoor games for dogs that will keep you and your pooch entertained. Here are some of my favourites… Dog Puzzles and Games can play a variety of different indoor games with their dogs.  Some of these indoor … Read more

Patterdale Terrier Aggression

Patterdale Terrier Aggression

Patterdale terrier Aggression is a very difficult thing to deal with as a dog owner. They are not naturally aggressive to their owners, but need socialisation and training to avoid aggression to other people and dogs. There are three main reasons why I have seen aggression in some Patterdale terriers. The first reactivity is due … Read more