Soft Training Collar

This collar is ideal for dogs with High Body Sensitivity (HBS) whereby a head halter or correction collar would have a negative impact on the dog. Also good for dogs who only pull slightly and of low energy. The collar is the one we also highly recommend for pups from 8 – 16 weeks of […]

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Sporn Halter Harness all sizes

This training-aid is ideal for small to medium bull breeds eg. French & British Bulldogs and dogs with Brachycephalic syndrome (a pathological condition affecting short nosed dogs which leads to severe respiratory distress). By pulling on the harness’ control cord, causes the cord restraints to pull on the dog’s shoulders thus slowing it down due […]

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Sporn Head Halter

Made of the high quality braided cord and nylon webbing with thermoplastic and nickel-plated steel fasteners. Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large sizes in black only. This differs in functionality to the Black Dog Head Halter. The leash attaches to the D ring behind the dog’s neck. Our experience shows that this suits dog’s […]

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Separation Anxiety

Some dogs experience separation anxiety when left alone although it can come in many forms. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety may become stressed, nervous and insecure, and as a result may bark, chew, whine, howl, dig, cry, defecate, urinate, salivate, scratch at the door or become hyper– active. It can be a chronic problem, or […]

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Canine Immunisation

Why Vaccinate? Vaccinations aim to protect your dog from potentially fatal diseases. Vaccinations should start when a puppy is 6 weeks old, then again at 10-12 weeks and finally at 16 weeks of age. An annual booster is then recommended to keep your dog immune. Diseases which we vaccinate against are Canine Parvovirus (Parvo), Canine […]

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Canine Aggression

Dog aggression is any behaviour meant to intimidate or harm a person or another animal. Growling, baring teeth, snarling, snapping and biting are all aggressive behaviours. Although aggressive behaviours are normal for dogs, they’re generally unacceptable to humans. From a dog’s perspective, there’s always a reason for aggressive behaviour. Because humans and dogs have different communication […]

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How dogs learn.

“ Dogs are simular to humans in some ways: they need companionship, as well as mental and physical stimulation in order to achieve their potential”. However a dog does not understand the abstract principles of right and wrong as we do so it is important to remember this so we do not credit them with […]

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Looking after your Dog’s Teeth

As strange as it may seem, brushing dogs’ teeth can prevent many forms of dental disorders. It is important that only toothbrushes and toothpaste designed for dogs are used, as human toothbrushes are too course for our pets, and human toothpaste contains substances that could harm them. Diet also plays a major role in the […]

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Correction Collars

These training aids are also known as choker chains, slip chains, slip collars. They have been around for years but in recent years many purely positive or food trainers have frowned on their use citing “cruel and punishing for dogs”. Like any training aid or method, correction collars have their place in a balanced training […]

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The Halti & Halter

The Halter is an excellent training aid when used correctly & appropriately just as a correction collar is a useful tool for training. The halter is ideal for the handlers with low physical strength and/or low reflexes which means they are unable to apply conventional training techniques to stop the dog from pulling. The halter […]

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