We Are Moving To The Happy Puppy Site

by Pippa Mattinson on February 10, 2017

Just an update to let you know that most of my dog training articles (originally published on Totally Dog Training)  are now over on The Happy Puppy Site.  So if you can’t find what you are looking for, that’s probably where it is.

We tackle a wide range of dog and puppy issues there.  From controversial pedigree health, and cross-bred dog debates, to basic dog care information.  And of course,  behavior and training tips and advice.

I hope you’ll join us there soon!

Here are the latest hot topics on the Happy Puppy Site

  • Ear Mites In Dogs – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Can dogs have raspberries?
  • Why do dogs lick the air
  • 14 fascinating dog records and achievements for 2017

We are also building a massive breed library, with an honest review of each dog breed and cross-breeds too.  Our latest library addition features an in-depth look at the popular Pomsky – a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky

Check it out and let us know what you think!


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The Labrador Handbook – Coming Soon!

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Coming soon – the ultimate guide to the world’s most popular breed of dog! I am delighted to tell you The Labrador Handbook. will be published this week, on 1st October It’s a complete guide to training, choosing and caring for your Labrador Retriever. Packed with details that every Labrador owner, or prospective owner, needs to know […]

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Training a Pet Gundog – Tips and Advice to get you Started

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Many of the most popular dogs in our homes and lives, are members of the gundog group. If your dog is a Labrador perhaps, or one of the spaniel breeds, you may be wondering if you should take this into account when training him You might even wonder if he has the makings of a […]

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How to motivate your dog

August 6, 2015
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We all need motivation.  I need motivation to get up in the morning, motivation to clean the house, to write, or answer work emails, motivation to exercise and so on.  We all do. In fact motivation is an absolute requirement for survival.  Without it, we would do nothing at all. So today we’re going to […]

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Using Food in Dog Training

August 2, 2015
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When I was a child using food in dog training was not popular.  Traditional views on dog training were that dogs should obey out of respect and love for their owner. Disobedience was treated with punishment, which was thought to be an unpleasant necessity in order to remain in control of the dog.  People who […]

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4 dog training methods – how to choose between them

July 30, 2015
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One of the biggest sources of confusion for many people when it comes to training their dog, is which style or method of dog training to use. This article looks at 4 dog training methods, or approaches to training a dog and helps you figure out how to choose between them.  We’ll be looking at: […]

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Treat streaming: key dog training techniques

July 23, 2015
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From time to time in my articles, I mention treat streaming.  In this article I want to explain exactly what I mean by that. What is treat streaming? Treat streaming is a term I use to describe the rapid delivery of treats when establishing a new skill with your dog. Treat streaming means giving a dog […]

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Dog training secrets: the perfect treat pot

July 19, 2015
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If you are going to train with food, you’ll need containers to put it in.  So what does the perfect treat pot look like?  And what does it have inside it? Today’s pick of the dog training secrets may seem obvious to some.  Others will kick themselves for not making better use of what is […]

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Supervising dogs: management v training

July 16, 2015
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From time to time people ask me how to cope with a dog that is displaying unwanted behaviours in a situation where the dog is completely unsupervised. One example is the dog that is left alone outdoors, in a large unfenced garden or yard, with easy access to the world outside. Another example is the […]

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