Behaviour and Training

Behaviour and Training

How to understand and influence your dog's behaviour

Understanding your dog's behaviour

Tips for Going to the Beach with Your Dog

If you're a dog owner, when the sun comes out it's only natural that you'll want to head down to the beach with your furry friend. But what should you know before going? Read these tips to have a great day out.
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What Types of Dog Growl Mean

Many people believe that dogs growl due to aggression, however there's so many different reasons why your dog may be growling. Read our guide to find out the different types and what they mean.

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Can dogs laugh and smile?

We often marvel at how human our dogs can seem. They appear to mirror our behaviour and exhibit then same facial expressions and emotions that we feel, whether it’s happy or sad.
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Travelling with your dog

While some dogs bound in and out of cars without a care in the world, others find car travel a little nerve-wracking. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to make your four-legged friend feel more comfortable.
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Travelling with your dog on a plane

Taking your dog abroad can be fun for everyone - after all, things wouldn’t be the same without the whole family there!
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Going on holiday with your dog

There’s no need for your dog to stay at home if you’re going on holiday – in fact, your dog can make a great travel companion and as there are many dog friendly hotels and holidays throughout the UK, we're sure you'll have a great time together!
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Toilet training your dog

Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting moment and one you’ll never forget! Although there’s a lot to learn, one thing you’ll want to teach them as soon as they step paws into your home is house training.
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Basic dog training commands

Teaching and training your dog basic commands and cues is a fun and rewarding experience for both of you. It’s important to begin training your dog at an early age to get the foundations right before your puppy grows into an adult dog. Puppy training and teaching your dog is a great way to spend time together and can also be lots of fun!
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How to walk a dog or puppy on a lead

‘Walking the dog’ is a fun activity that lets you and your pet bond and explore the world together! However, it is common for dogs to pull on a lead when walking, teaching your dog to walk on a lead properly can be a challenging task so it’s important to start training your dog from an early age.
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Running with your dog

Making a running partner out of your pet can be great. If you learn how to train your dog correctly, you’ll be improving your health, happiness, and your special bond… for both of you!
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Ongoing training: training older dogs

It’s not just puppies that love the excitement of training, or the emotional bonding you enjoy when they learn new skills. Adult and senior dogs can also enjoy and benefit from ongoing training, especially if life changes a bit.
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Understanding your dog’s body language

Anyone who’s ever spent time in the company of a dog knows that, just like people, dogs have personalities that are unique to them, and they experience many feelings in exactly the same way as humans and all other mammals.
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Aggressive behaviour in dogs

Your dog has a personality completely unique to them – and like all dogs, they have different moods ranging from joyful to scared. However, if your dog is aggressive, you should address it as soon as possible.
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What to do if your dog goes missing

It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare; one minute your dog’s there, the next they’re not. Of course it’s upsetting and stressful for you when your dog is missing, but there’s also the added worry that your pet may be scared or hurt.
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How to deal with excessive dog barking

Dogs don’t rely on vocal communication in the same way humans do, but it still forms a major part of the way they express themselves and their emotions to other dogs – and to their human family.
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Love Your Pet

At Purina we believe that #WeAreBetterWithPets. Read on to find out about showing your cat or dog affection, and how to strengthen your special bond.
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Helping a scared dog

Your dog is full of curiosity and fun, but they might be frightened of things too – after all, every dog has a different personality. Some dogs are fearful by nature, and some scared dogs are more predisposed to it than others.
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Why does my dog bark?

Even though some dogs will make more noise than others, all dogs bark. Whether you have a tiny Chihuahua or a fully-grown Alsatian, you’ve probably heard them barking in a wide variety of situations.
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Parties, Dogs and Fireworks

Your dog is a delightful companion all year round, and they love to spend time with you whenever they can. Some dogs, though, aren’t as comfortable with unfamiliar sounds and groups of people as you are, so if your dog is scared of fireworks and loud noises, they might need some extra care during celebrations.
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Attention-seeking dog behaviour

Attention-seeking dog behaviour is common – and normal – in puppies. After all, they’ll want their mother to dote on them, will love playing with their littermates and will still be learning their rights from wrongs!
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Why does my dog eat grass?

If your dog keeps eating grass, there’s no need to worry - this isn’t uncommon behaviour by any means, even though it might seem quite strange.
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