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The Dangers of Anti-Freeze Poisoning in Dogs: Warning Signs, Treatment, and Prevention Tips

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of anti-freeze for dogs. Many people use anti-freeze in their cars to keep them running smoothly in…

Protecting Our Protectors – The Work of The NFRSA with Retired Service Animals

As a country, we rely on service animals to help us in many different ways. They are an integral part of our lives, and we owe them a great debt…

What You Need to Know About Pyometra in Dogs

If you own a dog, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of pyometra, a condition that can be life-threatening if left untreated. In this blog post,…

Episode 65 – Taking a Breath at 50: A Discussion on Compassion Fatigue

We all know the feeling. It’s when we see another post on social media about another owner with another dog in need of training advice, and our out-of-character reaction is…

LWDG 24 Days of Xmas Christmas Challenge: How to Get Involved!

Looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit and still enjoy dog training? Check out our LWDG 24 Days of Xmas event! We’ll have something new and exciting…

Walking your dog in the winter: How to stay warm and safe

Dressing appropriately is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe when walking in cold weather. But what’s the best way to do this? In this…

Decoding Your Dog’s Body Language: What They’re Trying to Tell You

We all want to have great relationships with our dogs. They are furry family members that bring us joy, comfort, and companionship. In order to have the best possible relationship…

Get Ready to Mush! An Interview with the Owner of Wild Spirit Dog Sledding in Sweden

There’s something about the word ‘husky’ that just conjures up images of winter wonderlands, dogsledding and all things Arctic. This week on LWDG PODDOG, we chat with Clair Rees from…

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Hip dysplasia is a condition that can affect dogs of all shapes and sizes, but it is especially common in larger breeds. The ball (the head of the femur) and…

62. Is Your Gundog Ready for the Shooting Season?

Is Your Gundog Ready for the Shooting Season? The shooting season is in full swing, and if you’re a gundog owner, you’ll want to make sure your dog is ready…

Episode 61. How Dog DNA Profiling Is Helping to Decrease Dog Theft

According to a recent study, the number of dog thefts in the United Kingdom has increased by nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the burglary crime rate! This is alarming…

Protect Your Gundog This Gundog Theft Awareness Week – 6 Simple Steps You Can Take

Gundog theft is on the rise, with many gundogs being stolen across the UK every year. This week we are urging all gundog owners to take steps to protect their…

Episode 60. The Do’s and Dont’s of Setting Expectations When Training Your Dog

When it comes to dog training, expectations are key. You need to set the right expectations with your pup from the very beginning so that they know what is expected…

Top Tips for a Dog-Friendly Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your dog is prepared for all the spooky fun! Trick-or-treating, costumes and all of the excitement can be overwhelming…

Episode 59. Can Dogs Give Consent? The ethics of training, grooming, and more

Dogs are considered members of the family in many households. As such, we are responsible for taking care of them and ensuring their well-being. But what happens when our interactions…

Jumping Up On People: Why It Happens and How to Stop It

Do you have a dog that jumps up on people? If so, you are not alone. This is a common problem for many pet owners. Dogs often jump up on…

Training Retrieving for Working Gundogs Just Got Easier

Training Retrieving for working gundogs just got easier with the launch of the LWDG Tennis Ball wrap for dog training dummies Today we are excited to announce the launch of…

Using Food Rewards In Training Working Dogs: The Best Way To Ensure Success

There are a lot of misconceptions about using food rewards in training working dogs. Some people believe that you should never use food as a bribe or reward, while others…

The Mindset You Need When Working With Dogs

When you’re working with dogs, your mindset is incredibly important. If you go into a training session thinking that the dog is going to be difficult or trying to force…

BioThane® Products For Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Do you have a four-legged friend that you train outdoors in sun, rain and mud? If so, you may be wondering if there are products out there that are easy…

10 Things Dog Trainers Wish You Knew About Training Dogs

If you’re like most people, you probably think of your dog trainer as a kind of magical being. Someone who can wave a wand and make your naughty pup behave…

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