Dog training: set up for success!

Dog training is a very controversial topic. Dog owners, dog lovers, and professional dog trainers alike, all have different opinions. If one were to put two dog owners in a room, you can be certain that there’s one major factor of the aspect of dog training they cannot agree upon. During my master’s dissertation, I interviewed twelve established and well-known Dutch dog trainers. It quickly became clear, that there are various ways to successfully teach a dog one specific behavior. Similarly, there is an array of solutions to one unwanted behavior and numerous ways to deal with difficult situations. There were…

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4 important tricks to teach your puppy

Four weeks ago, we added a puppy to our family. Venus was eight weeks old when she joined us, and has changed a lot both in looks and behavior. Until twelve weeks of age, everything that a pup goes through has a massive impact. During this period it is hence important to teach general behaviors, but it’s also a great time to work on basic commands! Our puppy Venus has learned a few tricks over the past few weeks, and we thought we’d explain how she did so! Choose a reward Before you start training your puppy, it’s important to…

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