Dog advice

From microchipping to insurance, our experts take you through the key things every dog owner should do to care for their canine companions.

Coronavirus in dogs and cats Coronavirus in dogs and cats

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Training Your Puppy The Battersea Way Training Your Puppy The Battersea Way

All places on our puppy programme are now full but you can still register your interest for 2021.

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Getting dogs used to people in face masks Getting dogs used to people in face masks

Simple steps to help your dog get used to people wearing face masks

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Dog care Dog care

​The golden rules to being a great dog owner

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How to teach a dog its name How to teach a dog its name

Gaining your dog’s attention is the basis to all obedience training

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How to keep dogs cool in the summer How to keep dogs cool in the summer

Top tips to keeping your dog safe during the summer months

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee or wasp What to do if your dog is stung by a bee or wasp

Discover what signs to look for if your dog is stung and/or has an allergic reaction

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How to train your dog How to train your dog

Learn how to train your dog using positive reinforcement, guided by our expert Canine Behavioural Team

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Clicker training basics Clicker training basics

A clicker can be really useful when training your dog to pinpoint exact behaviours

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How to teach your dog to settle How to teach your dog to settle

Teaching a dog to settle gives them and you time to chill out

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How to teach your dog to sit How to teach your dog to sit

A step by step guide on teaching your dog to sit

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How to crate train your dog How to crate train your dog

Advice on choosing and using a crate with your dog

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How to teach your dog to walk on a lead How to teach your dog to walk on a lead

Take the first steps towards getting your dog to walk nicely on the lead

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How to teach your dog to greet people How to teach your dog to greet people

Our dog behavioural experts go through teaching your dog to politely greet visitors when they ring the doorbell

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How to teach a dog to stand How to teach a dog to stand

Simple steps to teach your dog how to stand still with all four paws on the ground

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Brain games for dogs Brain games for dogs

Learn about some interactive food games to exercise your dog's brain

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How to teach your dog to stay How to teach your dog to stay

Teaching your dog a stay is a great way to help them learn some self control and can also be useful in everyday situations

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How to teach a dog to lie down How to teach a dog to lie down

Learn three different approaches to teaching your dog a 'Down' command

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How to teach your dog the watch me command How to teach your dog the watch me command

A watch me command means your dog will look up and maintain eye contact with you when asked

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Teaching your dog to Teaching your dog to "drop it"

Teaching your dog to drop things, or to leave it, is the most effective way of getting them to let go of anything they’re not supposed to have.

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How to teach your dog a nose touch How to teach your dog a nose touch

A nose touch is a great skill to incorporate into your dog's greeting and recall.

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How to approach a dog How to approach a dog

Make sure you know how to approach a dog safely

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How to toilet train a dog How to toilet train a dog

Simple steps to toilet training your dog

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Toxic food for dogs Toxic food for dogs

Learn which nine foods to avoid around your dog

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How to stop your dog from jumping up How to stop your dog from jumping up

Follow our advice to stop your dog jumping up, and teach them that they will get attention from calmer behaviours

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Dealing with stress and separation anxiety in dogs Dealing with stress and separation anxiety in dogs

How you can help your dog gradually adjust to you being out of the house.

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Dog microchipping Dog microchipping

All about microchipping your dog

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How to trek with your dog How to trek with your dog

Walking your dog is a fundamental part of keeping them healthy and active, but if you want to walk for longer distances or even trek with your dog then it’s important to prepare in the proper way.

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Dog insurance Dog insurance

Help guard against unexpected veterinary fees

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​򾺲app and fireworks ​򾺲app and fireworks

Tips on how to help your dog stay safe during fireworks season

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Desensitising your dog to loud noises Desensitising your dog to loud noises

Follow our step by step guide to help desensitise your dog to loud noises

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Winter dog care Winter dog care

10 tips to keeping your dog safe during the winter months

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Muzzle training your dog Muzzle training your dog

Get advice on how to help your dog get used to wearing a muzzle

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