How to toilet train a puppy | Quick wins

It's Avril here from thedogcalmer. We've loved meeting so many new puppies over the last couple of months, and if there is one challenge...

Don’t be an Ostrich! Dogs are animals!

Yesterday my dear Black Rock chickens Doris and Dodger were the victims of my neighbour’s dogs! What did they do to deserve being...

BBC Essex Radio for a live phone in!

I went into see Mark Punter at the Chelmsford studio to record my top dog training tips for his show this week. Mark will play one each...

Titbit training and posh pup!

Posh puppy! Toby (Betty baby) after a trip to the grooming parlour! Doesn’t he look gorgeous?! Lee is doing a great job of training Toby...

Radio, snow and dates!

With Steve Scruton leaving BBC Essex I did wonder if I would still get an invite as I would guess the show must be having a complete...

Happy New Year!

Betsy Betsy, Bonnie and Jess! Oz came too but managed to not get in a photo! I wish you all a very Happy, healthy and prosperous new year...

Puppy news and dogs learning to drive!

Riley growing fast! Riley’s Mum Janice kindly sent a great photo of Riley, and apparently he has become a rug designer, Janice now has a...

Puppies gone to new homes!

I am puppyless! Not sure if that is a real word, but they are done and gone, flown the nest and I miss them more than Betty does for...

Puppies at five weeks!

Puppies at five weeks! Are they even more gorgeous? They are 6 weeks old today, and every day sees them going further afield, yesterday...

Puppies 3 weeks old today!

Gorgeous! Betty looking glamorous pre puppies! What a difference a week makes in a litter of puppies! They are now coming out of the box,...

Betty and puppy’s

Puppies aged 2 weeks How cute are they now? Amazing the difference 2 weeks makes, as the day progressed the puppies eyes gradually opened...

Betty and Babies!

See Betty’s babies the day they were born here: http://www.jobodesign.co.uk/betty.htm Many thanks to Jo at Jobo design for filming! The...

Hot weather, water and babies!

I am pleased to report that Betty is definitely pregnant and due next week! How exciting, some babies to play with! I took advantage of...

Listen to Avril on BBC Essex

My blog has been sadly neglected for a few weeks, but I intend to do better now I am a little more settled after my move! It was great to...

New arrivals from Ireland!

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The Arc http://www.animalrescuecharity.org.uk/history.php dog rescue charity are rescuing dogs from...

Training a dog is not easy!!

Harley hits the spa! Suffering in the name of beauty! Wasn't that worth the effort! At the Thursday class we got talking about how as...

Blue Cross worth a visit :)

Thank you to Corinne for drawing my attention to a very helpful leaflet on dogs and horses! You may remember my blog recently on a...

Summer Training events and dates!

Events Fun Agility x 3 For anyone wanting to enjoy some fun agility with your dog! 16th – 23rd – 30th April – Time: 6pm – 7pm Or a day of...

Thinking of a new puppy?

This slideshow requires JavaScript. A few questions from a client thinking of buying a new puppy reminded me that I haven’t written a...

Dog Training! With or without the lead?

This slideshow requires JavaScript. I just noticed that one of my classes were a bit stuck on improving their dogs stays, if the whole...