Your dog should be happy to walk at heel, both on and off the lead. However, he cannot be expected to do this if you don’t take the time to teach him where the heel position is.
The heel position is next to your left dog, with your dog’s close to your left knee. You should be able to link this command to others, such as ‘sit’ or ‘down’. If you have more than one dog, they obviously won’t be able to walk with you in this position and it is usually the more dominant dog that will try to get there first. The other dog will then make do with walking close to your right leg. Going along with this arrangement should make it much easier to control the dogs.Read More
Having bought a new puppy, the first thing was to sort out was insurance. I believe my puppy needs more than just love and affection. Moreover, after investing so much in my pet, getting insurance is not a bad idea. Pets are as vulnerable to illness as humans are and I didn’t want to be in a bad situation when my puppy wants me the most. Rather than spend hours trudging around town trying to find the best pet insurance plan, I decided to search the Internet to see what I could find.Read More
Use these owner profiles to help you choose your ideal dog. Read each set of questions to find which profile best describes you, then read on to see which type of dog suits you best.
Which is the right dog for you?
1. Do you live in an apartment in the city?
2. Do you want a dog as a companion?
3. Do you love sitting down with your dog on your knee?
4. Is your favourite pastime grooming and playing with your dog?
Your ideal dog is something small, cuddly and with a low exercise requirement. A Chihuahua is ideal if you are single and want a real lap dog (but don’t over-pamper). If you have children, check out the Bichon Frise – especially if you love grooming. Other dogs to look at include Dachshunds, Fomeranians and PekingeseRead More