Why Dog Owners Are Officially Happier than Cat Owners

It’s something that we’ve known for a while at Dog School Ltd, but now it’s finally official! Dog owners are happier than cat owners.

That’s not to say that if you own a feline friend then you’re miserable, and we’re not really sure how a household with both cats and dogs fares, but in terms of how happy man’s best friends make their owners, there’s nothing that beats having a pet pooch!

The study indicates that pet owners were more satisfied with life than non-owners, which was also true more so among dog owners than cat owners.

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A Warning For Dog Owners: Fetching Sticks Can Potentially Injure Your Dog

It has been the favourite past time of many dogs and a crucial role in creating a bond of trust between animals and owners for many years,  but is playing fetch with a stick putting your dog at serious risk of injury?

According to the president of the British veterinary Association, this seemingly innocent playtime activity could be causing more serious damage than good. This announcement comes as a warning after a dog owner reported that her collie had to undergo life-saving emergency surgery after a four inch long stick became lodged in her tongue and displaced the voicebox which led the poor dog to stop eating and become increasingly subdued.

So, just how dangerous is throwing a stick for your pet to catch?

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Merry Christmas to You and Your Canine Companion!

Christmas is an exciting time – not just for you and your family, but for your dog too! If you look over to their basket now you’ll see their noses twitching as they sleep, dreaming of all that wrapping paper that’s going to be flying around.

The team at Dog School take comfort in the fact that if you’ve invested in behavioural sessions with us, that your pooch might have a present under the tree with their name on it for being so good this year – that is if they’ve managed to resist the temptation of a tasty smelling bone wrapped in nothing but paper.

At Dog School, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued canine custom, and we hope that with our services, your dog doesn’t go too barking in all the festive fun!

If you’re thinking about making a new addition to the family in the New Year, or if you find a pup wrapped in a bow under the tree this year then Dog School can help you with any training that they may need, such as getting used to the lead, how to introduce them to other dogs or teaching them the boundaries of play-biting – because those little puppy teeth can hurt!

We also encourage you to keep checking back on our blog for all the latest Dog School news and updates which features advice about getting a new dog, fun and interesting facts about our furry friends, and handy tips for dog owners.

So if you want to get a head start on training, browse the range of services we provide, from puppy training classes to dog walking services in Surrey. For more information, feel free to get in touch at 07821 543388 or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates. In the meantime, the team at Dog School would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Are You Ready for the Responsibility of Owning a Dog?

You’re probably sick of hearing it- especially at this time of year- that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.

While this is an incredibly important thing to remember, there will be people who genuinely want a furry friend for Christmas and who believe that they have the time and money to spend on giving their pooch the best quality of life within their family.

So, if you legitimately want a dog for Christmas, what are the thing that you should consider before even suggesting it to your loved one as a gift idea? Well, you’re in luck! As a leading dog trainer in Surrey, we have a pretty good idea of what owning and caring for a dog entails!

Here are 3 of the most important things to consider before committing yourself to a new dog.

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Canines at Christmas: Top Tips for the Festive Season

Christmas is drawing ever nearer; a time for family and friends to get together in a spirit of giving. We’re firmly of the opinion that this should include your doggy friends; just like us, they can look forward to some extra company, an extra-special dinner and a few thoughtful gifts. There are, however, some things about Christmas that your faithful friends might not appreciate so much.

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Is Your Dog Chipped?

When you get a new dog, there are a thousand things on your mind; puppy-proofing the house, house-training them, making sure they get all their vaccinations on time, and of course making sure that you get plenty of cute pictures to show your friends. One thing that is going to be even more important as of next year is making sure that they’re microchipped.

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Our Tips for Creating a Perfect Puppy Schedule

When a new puppy enters your home, it can be extremely tempting to want to spend every waking moment with your new best friend.

Although it is extremely important that you have chance to bond with your pup, it’s equally as vital that you start working them into a routine that will not only make your life much easier when it comes to taking care of them, but it also gives them a sense of structure.

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Tips For When Walking Your Dog This Autumn

It’s that transitional time of the year again, where the dark chilly nights begin to become more and more frequent, taking over our once lovely and sunny evenings. And while we are still conducting our professional dog training in Surrey, there are some aspects of the changing season that you may want to consider when walking your furry friend this autumn. Continue reading

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5 Ways Your New Puppy is Like a Toddler

Getting a new puppy is exciting. Whether your partner has finally given into your constant moaning about how much you really, really, need a puppy or you’ve decided that a puppy will be good for the children – it’s still something to look forward to.

However, once you’ve gotten your new furry friend home and you’re attempting to get him settled into the family, you might start to realise something odd. For some reason, your puppy definitely reminds you of a toddler. Continue reading

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Are Dogs Truly Man’s Best Friend? Incredible Things Your Dog Can Sense About You

Since time began there has been an argument about whether it’s better to be a dog person or a cat lover. Whatever side of the coin you fall on, you can’t deny that dogs have a certain loyalty to their human owners that just can’t be matched by any other pet. With today being National Dog Day, we thought it was only fair to honour our amazing furry friends. Continue reading

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Testimonials

"I recently asked Dog School to help train my new puppy which was completely untrained. After the training she is now far better behaved and most importantly house trained! Would recommend to others."

- Mike, Croydon
Dog School News
14/09/11

We have now moved to our new training premises at the Riverside Animal Centre Beddington Park. Indoor and outdoor facilities for agility and obedience.

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