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January 8, 2019

We’re not big on new year’s resolutions in our house. From past experience I’ve learnt to keep them realistic and small for fear of a massive failure!  But you can’t help but to think about things you’d like to change and build on at the start of a new year.  This remi...

December 11, 2018

Those that have done any training with me will know I talk a lot about the balance of mental and physical exercise for our dogs.  So many of us focus quite rightly on giving our pets the right amount of exercise through their daily walks, that sometimes canine enrichme...

November 27, 2018

Now that winter is upon us, and as I spend A LOT of time outside, I thought I'd share my top tips in keeping warm! 

Thermal fingerless gloves - you just can't beat them, they keep my hands nice and toasty but I can still unclip a lead, feed my dog a treat or use my phon...

October 1, 2018

Training is only for puppies - It’s right you can’t underestimate the importance of teaching your dog key skills to lead a happy, stress free life together and the earlier you teach these, the better.  But there’s plenty of evidence that dogs love learning throughout t...

September 5, 2018

This is a very common question.   The first thing to know is that this behaviour most often is based from a lack of confidence or anxiety; being on the lead can compound these feelings as the option to run away isn’t there.

Dogs have their own body language that ca...

May 11, 2018

New from The Contented Hound, regular blog posts on all things dogs, puppies, dog training and anything that helps owners and dogs love life together!  I hope you enjoy - I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please do get in touch if there is anything you'd like me to co...

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