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Dog Aggression
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My dog is starting to become aggressive. Help!

My dog is starting to become aggressive. Can you help me? We consistently work with aggressive and reactive dogs. Oftentimes, the dog was a sweet puppy with good manners. Owners will tell us that “something changed” – especially between the ages of 1 and 2, causing their dog to become aggressive. Almost 100% of these dogs have not been through

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Dog Aggression
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Can My Dog’s Aggression Be Fixed?

“Can my dog’s aggression be fixed?” Dog aggression can come in the form of aggression towards other dogs, people or food. The answer to the question is: “it depends.” It depends on the severity of the issue, the length of time elapsed and the dogs prior history. If any trainer tells you they can 100% fix aggression, be wary. Just

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COVID-19
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Adopted A Dog During Lockdown?

Dog adoptions and rescues increased due to the lockdown and COVID-19. Have you adopted or rescued a dog recently? As people spend more time at home, they have taken comfort in their pets. Dogs are a wonderful joy, but welcoming home your newest member can have some bumps. This is not uncommon and can can be overcome with proper training.

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Separation Anxiety
Dog Training
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How To Address Separation Anxiety

How do I address separation anxiety? Nervous dogs or those with a history of abuse are more prone to have separation anxiety. Dogs suffering from anxiety can bark, whine, chew objects or cower in a safe space. This is curable for the majority of dogs. At Off Leash K9 Training London we address this issue frequently. Lack of confidence typically

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Crate Training
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Why is my adult dog peeing inside the house?

How do you stop your adult dog from peeing inside the house? At Off Leash K9 Training London we are frequently asked this question. Below are five primary reasons your adult dog might be peeing inside the house. 1. Excited Urination: Your dog becomes overly excited and cannot contain himself/herself. A new person entering the house or a family member returning

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Common Dog Training Mistakes

Common dog training mistakes – what are they? Most mistakes are not critical, but can slow down the training process. Here is a list of some common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them. Training for Too Long Overtraining or training for long periods of time will not produce better results. Dogs can become bored or tired if

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Playing Tug
Dog Training
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Playing Tug With Your Dog

Playing tug with your dog is an excellent way to build confidence in your dog or puppy. This is a crucial step in confidence building. Building confidence in dogs is something we focus on at Off Leash K9 Training London. Not all dogs have interest in playing tug or with a ball. That is completely fine and there is nothing wrong with

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Confidence Building
Dog Training
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Building Confidence in Dogs

Building confidence in dogs is one of our key principles. Regardless of the dogs age when you welcome them into your home, confidence building should be one of the first things you assess and address. It is one of the most important, yet underrated aspects of dog training. At Off Leash K9 Training London, we incorporate confidence building into every facet

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How Do I Keep My Dog From Escaping the Crate?

“How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?” It is a simple question with a not so simple answer. Many dogs who are escape artists and constantly escaping their crate most likely have some form of separation anxiety. There are a couple things you can do in order to keep your dog from escaping his or her crate.

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COVID-19
COVID-19
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COVID-19 and Dogs

COVID-19 and Dogs? The #1 topic for dog owners: can my dog contract the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19? Keep in mind, pets can carry the virus on their fur, leashes or apparatus. It would be prudent to bathe your dog and wipe down their equipment more frequently. This is especially important if your dog has been in social situations.  The

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Why Is My Dog Aggressive At Dog Parks?

“Why is my dog aggressive at dog parks?” This is a question we are asked often at Off Leash K9 Training London. People incorrectly assume dog parks are excellent ways to socialise your dog. Meeting other owners, seeing other dogs and letting their dog play. What could be better? In reality, we receive weekly calls from dog owners indicating their

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Dog Training
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How to Keep Your Dog Healthy, Happy and Energetic

Many people ask “How can I have a healthy, happy, and energetic dog?” At our dog training lessons in London, we answer this question often. Everyone loves coming home to their dog. Dogs give their unconditional love with you whether you’ve been gone for two minutes or two days. Dog are always there to listen to you and give you

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