Activate Training Tips & Advice

Help! What should I focus on when training my teenage dog?

This question has popped up a few times over the last few weeks. "What should I be training my dog to do?". "Is it important that my dog learn to do ... ?" There is so much information, and a lot of opinions, about what your dog should be able to do or should be...

My Top 5 Harnesses For Your Dog

I really can't emphasize enough how much I recommend using a harness, especially when starting leash training with your pooch. It's become my go-to equipment for this purpose. Attaching a long line to the harness, rather than the neck, is a safety measure I highly...

Back to Basics; A Guide to Effective Crate Training

Elevate Your Space with Perfectly Sized, Strategically Placed, and Utterly Comfortable ElementsHey there, fellow dog enthusiasts! ūüźĺ Ever wondered if crate training is just for the puppy party or if adult dogs can join the crate craze too? Let's talk about crate...

3 Reasons Your Dog Is Not Coming When Called 

A reliable recall is perhaps one of the most sought after and important skills we teach our dogs. It allows us to give our dogs more freedom when we know they can come when called. We take them to beaches and parks allowing them to run free. It is also a safety skill,...

Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer And Prevent Heat Stroke

Keeping our dogs cool this summer  We have enjoyed some beautiful weather this winter. It has been recorded has the warmest winter on record. This does however mean that many are anticipating a much hotter summer. Given the recent temperatures we’ve seen already this...

The Well Behaved Dog

Is your dog well trained or well behaved? Is there a difference?   In short, yes there is a difference. Let‚Äôs take a closer look at these to ideas and why it is important for pet dog owners to know the difference. There are many well trained dogs in the world....

3 Must Have Skills For Your Dog  

3 Must Have Skills For Your Dog ¬† ¬† Having a well behaved, engaging and happy dog is the goal of many a dog parent.¬†Given this it is still surprising that if you Google ‚Äúmain things to train your dog‚ÄĚ we revert to sit, stay, heel. These are all good skills and they...

Let’s Get Your Puppy Ready For Christmas

Getting Your Dog or Puppy Ready For Christmas   Another year coming to its end. Christmas is nearly upon us. It is time to start thinking about our puppy and how we might prepare or manage them for the Christmas craziness.   Christmas brings with it a lot of changes...

Tips for Socialising Your Puppy

If you follow Activate on social media, then you know that I recently became the proud companion of a Golden Retriever puppy. His name is Atlas. We have just passed the critical socialisation period, a time when puppy brains are optimised for learning. Experiences,...

How To Stop Puppy Biting

Puppy biting (teething), varies from puppy to puppy, but it is a phase they all go through. Puppy teeth are sharp, painful when they make contact with your skin or damaging to furniture. So, what can be done to stop puppy biting? At 5 to 6 weeks of age puppies should...
My Top 5 Harnesses For Your Dog

My Top 5 Harnesses For Your Dog

I really can't emphasize enough how much I recommend using a harness, especially when starting leash training with your pooch. It's become my go-to equipment for this purpose. Attaching a long line to the harness, rather than the neck, is a safety measure I highly...

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The Well Behaved Dog

The Well Behaved Dog

Is your dog well trained or well behaved? Is there a difference?   In short, yes there is a difference. Let‚Äôs take a closer look at these to ideas and why it is important for pet dog owners to know the difference. There are many well trained dogs in the world....

read more
3 Must Have Skills For Your Dog  

3 Must Have Skills For Your Dog  

3 Must Have Skills For Your Dog ¬† ¬† Having a well behaved, engaging and happy dog is the goal of many a dog parent.¬†Given this it is still surprising that if you Google ‚Äúmain things to train your dog‚ÄĚ we revert to sit, stay, heel. These are all good skills and they...

read more
Let’s Get Your Puppy Ready For Christmas

Let’s Get Your Puppy Ready For Christmas

Getting Your Dog or Puppy Ready For Christmas   Another year coming to its end. Christmas is nearly upon us. It is time to start thinking about our puppy and how we might prepare or manage them for the Christmas craziness.   Christmas brings with it a lot of changes...

read more
Tips for Socialising Your Puppy

Tips for Socialising Your Puppy

If you follow Activate on social media, then you know that I recently became the proud companion of a Golden Retriever puppy. His name is Atlas. We have just passed the critical socialisation period, a time when puppy brains are optimised for learning. Experiences,...

read more
How To Stop Puppy Biting

How To Stop Puppy Biting

Puppy biting (teething), varies from puppy to puppy, but it is a phase they all go through. Puppy teeth are sharp, painful when they make contact with your skin or damaging to furniture. So, what can be done to stop puppy biting? At 5 to 6 weeks of age puppies should...

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Add Variety To Your Dog’s Daily Walk

Add Variety To Your Dog’s Daily Walk

Variety is the spice of life  Add variety to your dog's daily walk  A common activity among dog owners is the dog's daily walk. It provides off territory stimulation, physical exercise, mental stimulation and an opportunity to socialise with other people and dogs....

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Activate Dog Training Sutherland Shire Heathcote In Home Dog Trainer Puppy Training
Activate Dog Training Sutherland Shire Heathcote In Home Dog Trainer Puppy Training
Activate Dog Training Sutherland Shire Heathcote In Home Dog Trainer Puppy Training