Dog adoptions and rescues increased due to the lockdown and COVID-19. Have you adopted or rescued a dog recently? As people spend more time at home, they have taken comfort in their pets. Dogs are a wonderful joy, but welcoming home your newest member can have some bumps. This is not uncommon and can can … Read more Adopted A Dog During Lockdown?
How do I address separation anxiety? Nervous dogs or those with a history of abuse are more prone to have separation anxiety. Dogs suffering from anxiety can bark, whine, chew objects or cower in a safe space. This is curable for the majority of dogs. At Off Leash K9 Training London we address this issue … Read more How To Address Separation Anxiety
Common dog training mistakes – what are they? Most mistakes are not critical, but can slow down the training process. Here is a list of some common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them. Training for Too Long Overtraining or training for long periods of time will not produce better results. Dogs can … Read more Common Dog Training Mistakes
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 … Read more Playing Tug With Your Dog
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 … Read more Building Confidence in Dogs
“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 … Read more Why Is My Dog Aggressive At Dog Parks?
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 … Read more How to Keep Your Dog Healthy, Happy and Energetic
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 … Read more Stop Your Dog From Nipping, Play Biting, or Mouthing
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 … Read more Board and Train or Lessons? How do you decide?
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, … Read more Avoid Group Classes For Dog Training