K9SolutionsBlog: My Dog is Only a Pet
For these dogs, it makes their life simple and clear, their training path is set and they will learn required skills to achieve these goals. In any given situation a working dog is taught what is expected of them and these behaviours are reinforced. For pet dogs however there is rarely a set path and training can become erratic and inconsistent. This causes confusion, behaviour issues and makes life stressful all round. At home, out on a walk, in the park, at the pub, wherever you and your dog end up.
K9SolutionsBlog: Don't be a Weekend Warrior
Our dogs may be athletic and full of energy but that doesn’t make them athletes unless they are trained and conditioned for it. Personally after the soggy winter I begin to increase my dogs exercise gradually as the weather begins to change. We all want to be out a bit more when the sun shines and you are not freezing cold. I add more road walks during the summer than I do in the winter and walking, especially on concrete works different muscles in the dogs body and more concussion through the joints.