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The Importance of Body Language When Training Your Dog

Training your dog is important for their domestication and the joy of your relationship and forming a rapport is the basis for trust and communication. Some people are sure their dogs can talk but obviously, they can’t give evidence in court; their communication comes through their body language and understanding how your canine companion speaks in this way, as well as how they understand your own body language, is fundamental to proper training.

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Antisocial Behaviour – Why Does My Dog Do That?

Many adult dogs have issues when they meet other dogs. This can manifest itself as over-exuberant play, fear or aggression. If your dog is antisocial, walks can become stressful for both parties and finding a kennel or dog sitter can be very difficult.

The experts at CK9 Training can help you with all aspects of socialising your dog. In the meantime, here are a few tips to note.

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How to Socialise Your Dog with Other Dogs

A dog that can’t get along with other dogs is very difficult to live with, often reacting aggressively to other dogs they meet and being unsafe to allow off the lead for fear of them bolting or attacking. This is why dog socialisation is such an important step in responsible dog ownership.

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What Do Your Dogs’ Strange Habits Mean?

Here at CK9 Training, we’ve encountered all sorts of odd little behaviours in our clients’ dogs. These are just some of the stranger habits dogs can have which actually make sense when you look into them properly.

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Why Your Dog Is Never Too Old for Training

Whether you’ve adopted an adult dog or simply never found the time to train your dog, it’s never too late to start their training. No dog is too old to learn; you need only adapt the intensity of the lessons to your dog’s stamina and age.

So, what benefits does training bring for you best friend?

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Tips for Keeping Your Dog in Good Shape

Mental and physical exercise is intrinsically linked to your dogs’ health and well-being. Maintaining consistent levels and durations of exercise is essential to help keep your dog in good shape. Take a look at the following six tips which will enable you to strike the right balance for you and your dog.

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Follow My Lead The Benefits of Lead Training Your Dog

At CK9 Training, we recognise that, along with boundless love and joy, our canine chums come with responsibility. Training for dogs, like boundaries for children, gives them structure and sets positive expectations for their behaviour. Lead training, in particular, helps you and your dog stay safe and happy when out and about. Here are some of the key benefits:

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Four Valuable Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy this Winter

The winter brings with it many hazards, the majority of which stem from dark nights and cold temperatures. These conditions don’t just affect us either. Sadly, they also affect our beloved dogs. This means dog owners should give some extra thought into how to keep their dogs healthy over the next few months. Here are a few valuable tips to make sure that they make it through the season as strong and as able-bodied as ever.

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The Benefits of Dog Training

Here at Ck9 Training, one of the most common questions we get asked is: Why should my dog be trained? Many people tend to equate dog training with learning a few commands such as sitting, rolling over or playing dead, and are left wondering what genuine benefits this has for their pet. Is it all worth it?

The truth is – yes, it most certainly is worth it. And for more reasons than you might realise.


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Dangers for Your Dog This Christmas

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year! Tables are usually filled with delicious food and desserts, and decorations litter the home. Did you know that many things you associate with the festive season can actually harm your pets? Make sure to keep an eye out for them – dogs are known to eat just about anything they see, and they rely on you to know what’s best for them.

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