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Playing Tug
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Playing Tug With Your Dog

Playing tug with your dog is an excellent way to build confidence in your dog or puppy. This is a crucial step in confidence building. Building confidence in dogs is something we focus on at Off Leash K9 Training London. Not all dogs have interest in playing tug or with a ball. That is completely fine and there is nothing wrong with

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Confidence Building
Dog Training
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Building Confidence in Dogs

Building confidence in dogs is one of our key principles. Regardless of the dogs age when you welcome them into your home, confidence building should be one of the first things you assess and address. It is one of the most important, yet underrated aspects of dog training. At Off Leash K9 Training London, we incorporate confidence building into every facet

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How Do I Keep My Dog From Escaping the Crate?

“How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?” It is a simple question with a not so simple answer. Many dogs who are escape artists and constantly escaping their crate most likely have some form of separation anxiety. There are a couple things you can do in order to keep your dog from escaping his or her crate.

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COVID-19
COVID-19
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COVID-19 and Dogs

COVID-19 and Dogs? The #1 topic for dog owners: can my dog contract the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19? Keep in mind, pets can carry the virus on their fur, leashes or apparatus. It would be prudent to bathe your dog and wipe down their equipment more frequently. This is especially important if your dog has been in social situations.  The

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Why Is My Dog Aggressive At Dog Parks?

“Why is my dog aggressive at dog parks?” This is a question we are asked often at Off Leash K9 Training London. People incorrectly assume dog parks are excellent ways to socialise your dog. Meeting other owners, seeing other dogs and letting their dog play. What could be better? In reality, we receive weekly calls from dog owners indicating their

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How to Keep Your Dog Healthy, Happy and Energetic

Many people ask “How can I have a healthy, happy, and energetic dog?” At our dog training lessons in London, we answer this question often. Everyone loves coming home to their dog. Dogs give their unconditional love with you whether you’ve been gone for two minutes or two days. Dog are always there to listen to you and give you

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Stop Your Dog From Nipping, Play Biting, or Mouthing

Our Puppy Training classes addresses nipping, play biting and mouthing. Malinois, Australian Shepherds, German Shepherds and Huskies can be more prone to this behaviour. They are “prey driven or herding dogs – meaning, its in their DNA to want to herd and chase things (squirrels, rabbits, etc). Dogs have natural herding tendencies or like to nip at your heels, shoes

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Board and Train or Lessons? How do you decide?

We often are asked, “Is it better for me to do lessons with my dog or the 2-Week Board and Train programmeme?” Our answer: “it depends.” What is most beneficial based on your life, especially with time and availability? When we do lessons in Chiswick, Hampstead Heath or Rickmansworth, the lessons are an hour private 1-2-1 with the trainer. Lessons

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Avoid Group Classes For Dog Training

We are asked about group classes vs private lessons daily at Off Leash K9 Training London. We are familiar with several dog training styles and believe private lessons are far more effective than group classes or group training. Our founder, Nick White, one said, “I have never seen a dog that impressed me in obedience, that did it through group

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Dog Aggression
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How Do I Get My Dog To Listen Around Distractions?

Your dog will listen around distractions if you follow the proper steps. Most people say their dog behaves brilliantly inside, but a different way outside. At Off Leash K9 Training London we train dogs to behave regardless of the situation. We want your dog listening whether inside or out, on or off the lead. If you attempt to train a

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