Activate Training Tips & Advice

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...

How To Teach Your Dog To Be Ok When Left Home Alone 

is your dog ok when left home alone?   I’m sure if we could we would spend all our time with our dogs, taking them with us when we go out and chilling with them at home. However, this is not practical or healthy. It is important our dog is safe and comfortable when...

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....
3 Reasons Your Dog Is Not Coming When Called 

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,...

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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...

read more
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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Is your dog digging and chewing in the backyard?

Is your dog digging and chewing in the backyard?

‚ÄúMy dog is destroying my backyard‚Ä̬†¬† Is your dog digging and chewing in the backyard?¬†A natural behaviour is understandable but not always desirable. Dogs chew. Dogs dig. These are natural canine behaviours and experienced by many pet owners. There are times we do not...

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Improve Your Dogs Recall With Fun Training Games

Improve Your Dogs Recall With Fun Training Games

Coming when called is a highly desirable skill for dogs to learn. It allows your dog much greater freedom in the world. They can run around off lead and you have the knowledge they will return when called. There are a number of fun games out there to improve your 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