The Way of the Dog Articles

Dog Training

How, when, and where will you train your dog?

How, when, and where will you train your dog?

Like many of today’s skills and services there are those that are enthusiasts, amateurs, or professionals, capable of offering different levels of service and proficiency. To support you in identifying who-is-who The Way of the Dog will run a series of blogs to help you make informed choices about enlisting the services of reputable dog trainers.

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Teaching Responsible Dog Ownership

Teaching Responsible Dog Ownership

During the month of February The Way of the Dog Ltd visited AIM Education, Stanningley, Leeds, to teach young people about responsible dog ownership and the impact that status dogs are having on our communities.

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Dog Behaviour

The Case of the Aggressive German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

The Case of the Aggressive German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

The clients contacted The Way of the Dog Ltd having become concerned by the behaviour modification approach being adopted by a veterinary behaviourist working with their dog. Without any practical attempt to modify behaviour their dog had been placed on anti-depressants and a drug prescribed for epilepsy.

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Rehoming an Abandoned or Surrendered Dog

Rehoming an Abandoned or Surrendered Dog

Up and down the country dog rescue centres of all kinds seek forever homes for 1000s of dogs that have been abandoned or surrendered into care. Social media campaigns spearheaded by armies of well-meaning volunteers and high profile celebrities encourage us to adopt...

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The Case of the Biting Golden Retriever

The Case of the Biting Golden Retriever

Teddy was imported from Ireland having lost his home through the passing of his owner. The history of the dog was largely unknown and required thorough background checks in order to provide limited details. During transportation Teddy bit the handler. The dog was homed with two potential families both of which found Teddy to difficult to handle.

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How to Approach a Dog

How to Approach a Dog

Children have no natural fear of animals, only learnt ones; they do however possess a natural curiosity about animals. Keep your child safe by teaching them how to approach a dog.

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What is Socialisation?

What is Socialisation?

You will hear the word ‘socialisation’ often spoken by dog owners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike, but what does it really mean?

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Seb the Romanian Orphan

Seb the Romanian Orphan

Raised on the streets of Romania Seb learnt to scavenge for food and fight for survival. This is the story of how two loving people brought the young orphan to a life in the UK.

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My Dog Just Wants To Play

My Dog Just Wants To Play

Do people really understand what their dogs are communicating? Or is it that our human rationale takes over and we seek to excuse our dog’s poor communication and unruly behaviour with something we consider acceptable instead of the truth?

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Olla’s Story – Part 2

Olla’s Story – Part 2

Olla, a young, fearful and confused German Shepherd has come to live and work with Shaun. What does the future hold for his handsome dog?

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Olla’s Story – Part 1

Olla’s Story – Part 1

Shaun was looking for a dog to support him and work with him at The Way of the Dog. Then he met Olla, a young German Shepherd in need of serious support.

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Dog Care & Education

The Way of the Dog Ltd & Vince the Vet®

The Way of the Dog Ltd & Vince the Vet®

The Way of the Dog Ltd is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Vince the Vet® to form a working collaboration focused on delivering the very best behavioural support and holistic health care. Vince the Vet® is a unique range of clinically proven[1],...

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10 Ideas for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Summer

10 Ideas for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Summer

During warmer weather you should be aware of the risk that overheating poses to your dogs health and well being. Our recent article Overheating & Heat Stroke in Dogs provides information on how to recognise and treat overheating; this time were are going to offer...

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Overheating and Heat Stroke in Dogs

Overheating and Heat Stroke in Dogs

We all know that dogs die in hot cars thanks to excellent campaigns by the RSPCA, Dogs Trust, PETA and other animal organisations; what often gets overlooked is the fact that dogs die needlessly from heatstroke on warm days in parks, houses and gardens too.

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Your Dog, Ticks & Lyme Disease

Your Dog, Ticks & Lyme Disease

Ticks pose a very real risk to the health of you and your dog. With awareness, preventative actions, thorough checking and correct removal these risks can be minimised.

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Caring for your dogs in Spring

Caring for your dogs in Spring

Just like many of us, dogs love the spring. It signifies the return of evening walks, weekend outings and time in the garden with the family. But, spring brings with it a host of issues that all dog owners should be aware of. At The Way of the Dog, our articles are...

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Transporting Dogs Safely

Transporting Dogs Safely

Dogs are being transported insecurely on Britain’s roads, putting the dog, the owner and others at risk. Here’s our guide to transporting you dog safely….

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Winter Care for Dogs

Winter Care for Dogs

Here’s our guide to some of the hazards that every dog owner needs to be aware of when walking a dog in winter.

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Keep your dog safe at Christmas

Keep your dog safe at Christmas

At Christmas we bring a whole host of potential dangers and poisons into our homes. Keep your dog safe this Christmas by reading our guide to some of the festive risks.

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Dog Friendly – Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Dog Friendly – Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Until recently The Way of the Dog Ltd has not considered dog friendly hotels to be a destination of choice. However, a recent visit to Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel proved to be a delightful experience and one that we shall repeat.

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Here Comes the Sun – Dogs Die in Hot Cars!

Here Comes the Sun – Dogs Die in Hot Cars!

It takes only a matter of minutes for you to lose your loving companion when left in the oven that could be your car! The sun is out and it is beautiful, but the sun beating down on a parked vehicle with a dog trapped inside is likely to end in a horrendous death.

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Christmas Puppies

Christmas Puppies

Each Christmas we are reminded of the fact that “A dog is for life, and not just for Christmas.”  The slogan was created in 1978 by Clarissa Baldwin and is still very much relevant some 37 years on. “The longstanding campaign aims to raise awareness of the...

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Healthy dog, healthy you!

Healthy dog, healthy you!

I’m a big believer that being a dog owner can be good for your health. And there’s an increasing amount of evidence to prove it too.

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Want to know more about TWOTD?

At The Way of the Dog, we believe that all members of the dog industry should be open and honest about their qualifications, experience and knowledge to provide current and prospective clients with the information needed to make an informed decision on who they want to handle their dog.

Find out more about The Way of the Dog, Shaun and his approach to dog behaviour and training by visiting the pages below.

Our Philosophy

How does TWOTD differ to other trainers & behaviourists?

About Shaun - In Brief

An introduction from TWOTD's founder

About Shaun - In Depth

Shaun's experience and qualifications

Dog History

Shaun's personal dog owning history

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