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Dog training and mutual harmony

Dog training and mutual harmony

The simplest guide to success in training dogs

Working with the RSPCA Burton District

Working with the RSPCA Burton District

Caged and never seen the outside World and now jumping for joy!

Making sure dogs behave normally

Making sure dogs behave normally

Exercise enrichment & social contact

Competition

Competition

Celebrating this bank holiday weekend

Great Result

Great Result

Max's story

A tired dog is a happy dog!

A tired dog is a happy dog!

Getting rid if excess energy

Buster

Buster

Finding the root cause

Barking

Barking

Craig The Dog Man can help you understanding the problem and more importantly how to get over it

Barking

Barking

Craig The Dog Man can help you understanding the problem and more impoortantly how to get over it

1-2-1 Dog Training Holiday

1-2-1 Dog Training Holiday

Dexter from Guernsey

Building a relationship

Building a relationship

Getting to know each other

Cookie Visits Rodbaston Campus

Cookie Visits Rodbaston Campus

Welfare and ethics of working dogs in the human society

Christmas opening hours at The Dog Man

Christmas opening hours at The Dog Man

We've certainly had a busy year so far, and word about The Dog Man seems to be spreading. Read more >

Here’s a perfect Christmas gift idea for dog lovers (and their pet pooches)

Did you know we offer dog training holidays for dogs and their owners – and what’s more, we think it makes the perfect Christmas gift. Read more >

How a dog understands the world through the power of hearing

A dog’s sense of hearing is far superior to the way a human processes sound. Did you know, for instance, that dogs can hear four times the distance that we can? Read more >

How a dog understands the world through the power of taste

In my last blog, I looked at how a pooch understands the world through the power of touch. This week, I’ll be looking at taste and what factors influence our pets when it comes to feeding. Read more >

How a dog uses the power of touch to understand the world

In the first of a new series looking at the senses, I’ll look at how touch is an important factor in building a positive relationship with your pooch.

The Dog Man’s Choice teams up with a local charity

The Dog Man’s Choice teams up with a local charity

The Dog Man’s Choice has teamed up with the Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund to sponsor a very special dog indeed.

How to spot and stop dehydration in dogs

How to spot and stop dehydration in dogs

Hot weather can leave animals prone to dehydration, so as the temperatures begin to creep up, it's always best to keep a watchful eye over your pooch. Read more >

Here’s how to achieve long-lasting dog training success

What do owners need to do once a coaching lesson has ended? When a trainer isn't there to explain what to do, how do they achieve long-lasting success in their own homes? Read more >

23 tips on how to keep your pets safe!

This bite-sized guide of 23 tips is full of information about how to keep our pets free from harm. Read more >

Going on holiday with your dog? Here’s what you need to think about…

Planning a break with a pooch isn’t always straightforward – especially if you’re searching for dog-friendly accommodation or leaving your pet in the care of someone else. Read more >

How to get your dog to come back – every time

Do you trust your dog to come back when asked? Many owners experience difficulties when it comes to recall. Read more >

Have you seen my new online shop?

You may have noticed that there have been a few changes to my website recently.

What the new microchipping law means for dog owners

What the new microchipping law means for dog owners

From April 6, 2016, it will become a legal requirement for all dog owners to ensure pets are microchipped and their contact details are registered on a central, approved database. Read more >

How to fit your dog into a busy routine

It is difficult to manage the needs of your family pet with long working hours, the school run and all the other demands we face in everyday life. Read more>

How can I get my dog used to wearing a muzzle?

Wearing a muzzle for the first time is likely to increase anxiety, so try to ensure your dog remains calm and reassured. Read more >

How to stop your dog from barking constantly

Incessant noise can be difficult to cope with - even for the most patient of owners. However, yelling and shouting could actually reinforce the very behaviour you want to eradicate. Read more >

How to stop your dog from jumping up in greeting

Even if your pooch is not intending to cause harm by showing excitement, over-enthusiasm can be embarrassing for you and upsetting to others. Read more >

How you and your pooch can enjoy a healthy new start together

Having an energetic dog is the perfect excuse to get moving and enjoy some fresh air together. Read more >

Top festive treats for your pooch

Don’t let your favourite canine companion miss out on all the fun this Christmas. Read more >

How to help your dog’s powers of concentration

Achieving good concentration and focus means that you will be half way to a well-trained dog – so it’s an important skill to develop. Read more >>

How to stay safe and enjoy a winter walk with your dog

Keep your motivation on track and ensure you stay safe in the dark by taking a look at these top tips for winter walkies. Read more >>

Christmas Deliveries

Don't get caught short!

What every dog owner should look for in a boarding kennel

What every dog owner should look for in a boarding kennel

Do your research sooner rather than later - you don't want to be left with no options at the last minute. Read more >>

How to encourage your dog to sit

Sitting is not natural behaviour for your pet so it needs to be learned, encouraged and reinforced. Read more >>

Remembering the special animals of our past

In recent years there has been a growing call to recognise the role animals have played in warfare. Read more >>

How this happy client learned to take the lead

RESCUE dog Penny certainly lives up to her big stature. As a boisterous Newfoundland Labrador cross, she has a big personality to match her size – just ask owner Sarah Oliver. Read more >>

Working dogs: What every owner needs to know

THERE’S no doubt about it. Working dogs are special creatures. Loyal and giving, they make excellent companions and respond brilliantly to the right kind of training. Read more >>

How to cope with separation anxiety in dogs

When does normal doggie behaviour become something more problematic? Read more >>

What every dog owner should know before the arrival of a new baby

Establish firm ground rules before your little bundle of joy makes an appearance but do not be lulled into a false sense of security. Read more >>

Achieving a healthy balance in your dog's diet

As a responsible owner who just wants the best for their dog, you need to take control when it comes to diet. Read more >>

Desperate times don't always call for desperate measures

Arnie was adjusting well to life with his new owner until one day, when he was attacked in the park. As a result, he became anti-social and aggressive. Read more >>

Is it time to take your dog back to school?

With the kids back at school there’s no pressure to fill up endless summer days to keep boredom at bay. For your dog, it can be a confusing time. Read more >>

Be prepared for a Bank Holiday Break with your dog

You might think you’re organised but dogs (literally) often take a back seat when it comes to holidays. Still, if you’re travelling with a canine passenger, you can’t afford to ignore their needs. After all, they’re part of the family too. Read more >>

How to introduce a puppy into your home

How to introduce a puppy into your home

Imagine being a puppy in a new world. Everything is exciting and new. It’s also a place that can be frightening and overwhelming. Read more >>

The Dog Man Stafford

The Dog Man Stafford

Help is at hand

Dog Food Delivery

Dog Food Delivery

Don't get caught out!

Is your dog happy?

Is your dog happy?

Testimonial

Should you take on a rescue dog?

Should you take on a rescue dog?

Looking to take on a rescue dog? Do your homework and think about it very seriously. Read more >>

Think before leaving your dog in a car

Think before leaving your dog in a car

Never leave a dog alone in a car, especially during a warm day. Read more >>

Vaccination matters

Vaccination matters

Make sure you've kept up-to-date with your dog's vaccinations. Read more >>

Microchipping Dogs Costs

Keep on the right side of the Law

Pet Food Orders

Pet Food Orders

Bank holiday

NIGHTMARE or

NIGHTMARE or

Take the lead

Spring in your step

Spring in your step

British Summer Time

Top feeding tips for your dog's dinner

Top feeding tips for your dog's dinner

Take a big bite out of unhealthy habits with my guide to staying treat-wise and diet savvy. Read more >>

Building the bond between human and dog

Building the bond between human and dog

How do you make sure you develop a good relationship with your pooch? Read about one of the most important first lessons I learned as a dog handler. Read more >>

The Dog Man's Choice

Super Premium Dog Food

The Dog Man

The Dog Man

Professional Help providing solutions, allowing you to succeed, learn and change

Thumbs up

Thumbs up

Monty

A tired dog is a happy dog

A tired dog is a happy dog

The amount of exercise a dog needs depends on age, breed and health. Read more >>

2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Be careful as the festive season approaches

Be careful as the festive season approaches

Advent calendars and edible Christmas presents can lead to problems for your dog. Read more >>

A dog is for life

If you are thinking about giving someone a surprise then do your homework, including your Maths!

How to stop your puppy leaving a mess

How to stop your puppy leaving a mess

If you wake up to a little surprise in the morning, you could try using a crate. Just make sure it's roomy and comfortable. Read more >

A Dog Year is not equal to 7 Human years

Smaller breeds mature quicker than larger breeds!

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

What to do if your dogs isn't so happy about the idea?

Paws for thought

Paws for thought

Are dogs smart?

Greyhounds

Greyhounds

Did you know?

Ever Wondered?

Ever Wondered?

Creature comforts

Head strong?

Head strong?

Be patient and ask for help, my number is 01785 664805

Virtual Office

Virtual Office

'The Girls in Red' will answer my calls when I cant

Leaving your dog

Leaving your dog

If you experiencing separation problems then please call me I maybe able to help

Plato

Plato

'A dog has the soul of a philosopher

A good recall??

A good recall??

If in any doubt call The Dog Man and he'll put you on track

Result !!

Result !!

Labradoodle's there is hope

Are you an expert?

Are you an expert?

Try and avoid confusion, even better call The Dog Man on 01785 664805

Here's a fascinating fact

Here's a fascinating fact

Simple but amazing

St Georges Veterinary Clinic

St Georges Veterinary Clinic

Craig The Dog Mans 1st day

Stay Safe with Safestix

Stay Safe with Safestix

Another sensible suggestion

The Sun

The Sun

Avoid over doing it with your dog

Thinking of revamping your garden?

Thinking of revamping your garden?

Put a bit of thought into it! Make sure it's doggie friendly with my handy guide for green-fingered gardeners. Read more >>

Get up early

Make an effort!

Vaccines

Vaccines

Get them done!

Moving house

Moving house

Don't forget

St Georges Veterinary Group

St Georges Veterinary Group

The Dog Man has now been appointed

Test drive

Test drive

Think 1st

Beware

Beware

Give them something else to chew!

Have you been stuck in delay?

Have you been stuck in delay?

Travelling water bowl

Marigolds!

Marigolds!

Crazy but it really works

Be careful - don't get caught out at playtime

Be careful - don't get caught out at playtime

You can replace a toy but you can't replace your dog. Here's what you need to know before you purchase a new toy. Read more >>

Fine up to 5,000?

Identifying your dog

Avoid tug of war

Avoid tug of war

Speak to The Dog Man 1st

How to tackle teething problems

How to tackle teething problems

If your puppy is chewing on everything in sight, you may want to try these soothing ideas to ease the pain. Read more >>

Time to get up

Lets have some fun!

Not so good

Not so good

Don't give your dog beer!

Walk & Train

Walk & Train

Do it right!

The unthinkable

The unthinkable

DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED

Facebook

Facebook

craigthedogman

Tone it down

Tone it down

Be positive when it comes to training your dog - and that includes using your tone of voice to reinforce good behaviour. Read more >>

A tired dog is a happy dog!

Special feature 'Exercise'

Its the Law

Its the Law

Make sure your dog is safe

Walk & Train with The Dog Man

Walk & Train with The Dog Man

Tap into The Dog Man's expertise

Safety in the car

Safety in the car

Do you know what the Highway Code says about how to travel with your dog?

Its no good !!

Its no good !!

Be careful what you feed your dog

The Dog Man

The Dog Man

20 + years experience

Try Mutz Cuts

Try Mutz Cuts

Mud mud glorious mud!

Keep your dog warm in the colder weather

Keep your dog warm in the colder weather

Now there is a definite chill in the air, it's time to think about how you can keep your pooch cosy. Read more >>

Top tips for socialising your dog

Top tips for socialising your dog

It is vital to establish good habits early on to lay the right foundations for the rest of your dog's life. Read more >>

Educ Rewards

Using treats to train your puppy?

Walk & Train with The Dog Man

Walk & Train with The Dog Man

Sponsored by Royal Canin

Helping hand

Helping hand

Have you considered fostering a dog

Walk & Train

Walk & Train

10 am Saturday 1st February back by popular demand

Happy New Year dog fans!

Happy New Year dog fans!

Its time to get vizzed up ...

2014

2014

Happy New Year

Dog treats

Dog treats

You should not give your dog human food - it may also be unsafe

Friends around at Christmas ?

Friends around at Christmas ?

Your companion might want to take a break...

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Be safe when you pucker up this Christmas

RESULT !

RESULT !

Freddie makes the grade

Professional PA's

Professional PA's

A call is always answered with a smile

Human v Dog

Human v Dog

Age is not what it may seem

Here's an interesting fact

Here's an interesting fact

Give your dog a chance to catch up on the news..?

How to keep your dog calm on Bonfire Night

How to keep your dog calm on Bonfire Night

There are ways you can soothe your pet when faced with anxiety-inducing loud noises and bright lights. Read more >>

Keep your dog in tip top condition

Regular brushing isn't just about make sure your dog looks his or her best. It's about checking their general health and promoting the bond between you too. Read more >

Toys

Rotating your dogs toys makes them more exciting

Toilet Training

Toilet Training

Routeen and stick to it!

Calories & Nutrients

Calories & Nutrients

Read the instructions carefully

Facinating

Facinating

Did you know?

Poor recall

Poor recall

Does your dog refuse to come back?

Hot Days

Hot Days

Keep Cool

This weeks top tip

This weeks top tip

DO NOT THROW STICKS

Top tips to help your dog to get a good night's sleep

Top tips to help your dog to get a good night's sleep

Your dog needs a good night's sleep just as much as you do. Make sure that you have the right bed for him. Read more >

Warning

... Onions

Please keep cool ...

Please keep cool ...

When exercising your dog avoid the midday heat.

Visitors ...

Visitors ...

Does your dog jump up when visitors come into your house?

Re homing?

Re homing?

...don't just automatically opt for a puppy

Summer sun

Summer sun

Are you looking forward to soaking up the sun?

Have fun

Have fun

But on a more serious note!

Second dog?

Second dog?

Take a few minutes to think...

The Nose that Nose

The Nose that Nose

Sharing a hobby like tracking with you dog is also very rewarding

Trustworthy Trainer?

Trustworthy Trainer?

Poor training is as bad as no training at all so do your homework and choose carefully!

The senior dog

The senior dog

Be prepared for changes

Something Stinky

Something Stinky

Muttz Kutz Professional Dog Groomer

Going on holiday?

Going on holiday?

Be aware of scent marking

Consistency Rules OK !

Consistency Rules OK !

This weeks top tip is a very important one

The Dog Man's Bistro tips

The Dog Man's Bistro tips

Yankee doodle dandy

Teaching effectively

Teaching effectively

Your dog is clever and will do things to better themselves ...

Please Think ...

Please Think ...

Before getting cross

The Dog Man

The Dog Man

Get the right information ... now SMILE

Dog ailments

Dog ailments

Pets needing treatment

Don't get caught short

Don't get caught short

Travelling with a water bowl is essential

Old dog new tricks?

Old dog new tricks?

Wouldn't it be boring if you never learnt anything new?

Puppy socialisation

Puppy socialisation

Its important to get it right..

Thinking of getting another dog?

Thinking of getting another dog?

Then think again ....

What does your dog say about you??

What does your dog say about you??

Interesting facts ...

It's National Wildlife Week.

It's National Wildlife Week.

Please be careful when you are out and about.

Happy Valentine

Happy Valentine

Looking forward to some choc's ?

Is your dog unhappy about car travel?

Is your dog unhappy about car travel?

Associate the car with good things

It's National Chip Week folks.

It's National Chip Week folks.

A healthy dog is a happy dog

Focusing on 1-2-1 training

Focusing on 1-2-1 training

Craig & Karen are relocating to Stafford to focus on 1-2-1 dog training.

New Years resolution

New Years resolution

Lets shed a few pounds

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Seasonal greetings to all my clients past and present

Check up

Check up

Micro chips is an effective way of identifying a dog but...

National Safety Week

National Safety Week

This one is a bit of a sobering thought but potentially a useful one.

Is your dog fearful of going to the vets?

Is your dog fearful of going to the vets?

It is very important to create the right association so that your dog feels safe and happy.

Pee & Poo problems

Pee & Poo problems

Having problems on the kitchen floor?

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

Do you think you might get problems with the loud bangs on bonfire night?

Time to bag a bargain folks!

Time to bag a bargain folks!

Quintessential Quarters Luxury boarding kennels

Travel safely

Travel safely

Do the sensible thing and invest in a dog guard or crate.

This Friday is World Arthritis Day

This Friday is World Arthritis Day

Responsible feeding - ideal body weight - healthy dog

World Smile Day

World Smile Day

'Smile'

Tug of war with your dog?

Tug of war with your dog?

If you are not careful even at a young age the game can go too far or even out of control..

Examine your dog

Examine your dog

Grooming doesn't just make your dog look good

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Thursday is Roald Dahl Day who of course was famous for writing "James and the Giant Peach".

Thedogman's Bistro Tips

Thedogman's Bistro Tips

Flintsters Carrot Freeze a la Kong

Is your dog insured?

Is your dog insured?

A recent study has shown that a staggering amount of owners don't have their pets insured!

Keep cool

Keep cool

The hot weather is hopefully here to stay for a little longer.

DOGS LEFT IN CARS

DOGS LEFT IN CARS

If you are out and about in the car with your dog then think very carefully

Feeding time

Feeding time

How does your dog get along at feeding time?

Shaggy Ears

Shaggy Ears

Dogs can be prone to ear problems

Don't throw sticks

Don't throw sticks

Choose a soft retrieving toy or dummy for your dog.

Doggy flotation

Doggy flotation

Be safe when out with your four legged friend

Charity Dog Walk

Charity Dog Walk

Saturday 28th July @ 2pm in aid of the Retired Greyhound Trust

Plenty of water

Plenty of water

Summer is hopefully with us ...

Child Safety Week Is Coming Up

Child Safety Week Is Coming Up

National Child Safety Week 17th June and it's a good time to remind you to give your youngsters a lesson in how to behave around the family dog.

Jubilee Weekend

Jubilee Weekend

Friday 1st to Tuesday 5th June

Special Offer

Special Offer

Helping your dog to lose weight efficiently, and save money

Big savings from Thedogman!

Big savings from Thedogman!

Bag yourself a bargain on Royal Canin....

'Walk & Train' next meeting

'Walk & Train' next meeting

Learn to walk with your dog in a pack, understand the importance of relaxing and watch your confidence with other dogs grow.

Check out the latest video from Thedogman!

Check out the latest video from Thedogman!

Want to know more about walk and train sessions or our fitness and weight loss program? Have a look at the new film...

The Dogman hits the headlines!

The Dogman hits the headlines!

The Stoke Sentinel has run a fabulous article about Thedogman's weightloss and fitness program

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

We've joined the social networking revolution!

'Walk & Train' next meeting

'Walk & Train' next meeting

Learn to walk with your dog in a pack, understand the importance of relaxing and watch your confidence with other dogs grow.

A weighty problem

A weighty problem

Experts estimate that one in three dogs are overweight and thedogman wants to help those to do something about it!

Attention all dogman clients past and present

Attention all dogman clients past and present

Walk & train with thedogman on his early morning walks

Thank you

Thank you

It was an honour when I received a formal invite from W.O Dave 'Biffa' Wilcox MBE RAF to its annual helicopter training weekend.

NOW AVAILABLE Royal Canin Educ training treat

NOW AVAILABLE Royal Canin Educ training treat

Over weight dogs is a fast and growing problem and is further exaggerated when owners are training their dogs with high value rewards.

Introducing Fit Fur Life Dog Treadmill.

Introducing Fit Fur Life Dog Treadmill.

Fit Fur Life treadmills have been purposely designed to improve the health and well-being of all dog breeds through rehabilitation, training and exercise.

'Opening the door to your future'

'Opening the door to your future'

Craig is offering an exciting work experience opportunity within a unique working environment.

FREE dog training kit

FREE dog training kit

Top quality dog training kit FREE when you book. Offer ends soon

Jade Bradley

Jade Bradley

A personal statement of my time spent on a work experience placement.

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

thedogman's promotional film clip is coming soon

Learning to communicate

Learning to communicate

Do you know what your dog is trying telling you?

Introducing Nikki

Introducing Nikki

Nikki who has travelled from her home town of Boston Lincolnshire to study has been carefully selected to undergo 'on the job training'

Residential Dog Training

Residential Dog Training

Everyone knows how important it is to have an obedient dog but unfortunately not everyone finds it easy or simply has the time.

Arden Grange Crunchie Bites

Arden Grange Crunchie Bites

Arden Grange 'hypo allergenic' crunchie bites are now in stock. Choose from tasty chicken, lamb, and salmon

A warm welcome to Harper Adams University College

A warm welcome to Harper Adams University College

Harper Adams has had a long tradition of working closely with the rural sector.


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