Tag Archives: training

Doggy yoga in lockdown

You and Fido tried other doggy activities, but the two of you just found it too exhausting, besides that fact that we can’t even leave our homes during lockdown. Now you want to try something more relaxed. Why don’t you ...

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5 things to teach your African Grey

Don’t forget to stimulate your African Grey’s mind during the lockdown period. There is no doubt that he brings untold joy to any household. These birds have such huge personalities and they are very clever animals. You can teach your ...

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Socialising your puppy in lockdown – 5 tips

So, you’ve just brought home your new puppy and you are ready to raise him as well as you possibly can. And then, suddenly, lockdown! Unfortunately, socialisation – which is so vital for pups – can’t really happen while we’re ...

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Teaching (an older) cat

Your cat looks at you, wondering when you will return to wherever you normally go during the day. Instead of boring her again, why not teach her something new today? You might wonder if you can train an older cat ...

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The role of treats in training

When you train your dog, there is no doubt that you will need treats to reward him for his hard work. But certain questions often arise about the treats we use while training. This article will address some of those ...

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New tricks for older dogs

Have you given up on teaching your older dog new things because you believe it all has to be done during puppyhood? Animaltalk is here to bring you good news: older dogs CAN learn new tricks. Training always involves patience ...

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Play ‘find the treat’ with your dog

This is the third game in our series of games to play with your dog. An alternative to playing hide-and-seek with Fido is to hide his favourite toy or a tasty treat for him to find. The game is very ...

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Play hide-and-seek with your dog

Most dogs love games and one game that you can play with your dog inside or outside, is hide-and-seek. Not only is this game fun, you also teach your dog to stay close to you when walking off the lead ...

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Recall training

A reliable recall is one of the most important things to teach your pup, to the point where it can even save his life if you ever need to call him back to you, away from a potentially dangerous situation. ...

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Prevent resource guarding video

It is a natural behaviour for dogs to be a bit possessive of their stuff. If they were still living in the wild, they would need to protect their main resource, namely food, in order to survive. Resource guarding can ...

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Teach your dog to sit video

‘Sit’ is one of the most useful cues you can teach your dog. Think about it for a moment, while a dog is sitting, he can’t do anything else – he can’t jump up on people, he can’t trip someone ...

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Must-do adventures with your dog

Don’t miss another second of spending more time with your dog. You can go on interesting adventures and raise your fitness levels at the same time, and create more memories that contain some giggles and a whole lot of tail ...

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