Dog Training News & Tips

The latest news and tips from Platinum K9 and the dog training world.

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Off-Lead Dog Walks: Why Should I Teach My Dog To Walk Off-Lead?

Teaching your dog to walk with you off lead is an important and necessary skill. Too many people simply let their dog off-lead, giving them ...
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The Power of Food in Dog Training – Our 7 Top Tips! 

Food can be a powerful tool when it comes to dog training, but only if done correctly. Here are our top tips for training your ...
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Is My Dog A Fussy Eater? The Power of Food in Dog Training

Understanding a dog’s relationship with food is vital when comes to dog training. Genetically, dogs, like people, have varying drives for food. Some dogs can ...
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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

A fundamental aspect of responsible dog ownership revolves around ensuring your dog receives an adequate amount of exercise. Daily dog walks are not only essential ...
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How To Train A Reactive Dog

Based on our 15 years experience of delivering professional dog training services, we will be sharing with you our approach to training reactive and aggressive ...
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How To Socialise Your Dog

As part of our Reactivity series, we will be looking at the essentials of how to socialise your puppy or adult dog, whether they are ...
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Different Types Of Dog Reactivity

Do you struggle to identify the different types of dog reactivity? In this second part of our Reactivity Series, we are exploring the different types ...
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Why Is My Dog Reactive?

For the first part of our Reactivity series, we are looking into the various causes of reactivity in dogs. If you have ever wondered ‘why ...
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How To Keep Your Dog Safe At Christmas Time

It is important to keep your dog safe during the christmas and the holiday season. Here are some tips and advice to ensure you create ...
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Applying For A Certificate Of Exemption For Your XL Bully Dog

The government has announced that since changes are being made to the Dangerous Dogs Act, you can now apply for a certificate of exemption to ...
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New XL Bully Training Package

Calling all XL Bully owners… With the recent announcement that XL Bullys will be banned in the UK from 31st December 2023, we as a ...
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Mandatory Temperament Testing of Dogs

Modification of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Proposal The recent proposed ban of the XL Bully has, for us, highlighted once again the lack of ...
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Advice for owners of XL Bullies after the UK Government’s ban

On the 15th September 2023 the UK government announced a ban on XL Bullies by the end of the year. Section 2 of the Dangerous ...
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Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

Rishi Sunak’s announcement on 15th September was the ‘American XL Bully Dog’ would be banned by Christmas, by an amendment to the Dangerous Dogs Act ...
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Head Trainer Jon’s on GB News tomorrow!

In a thrilling development, Platinum K9’s esteemed Director and Head Trainer, Jon Gardner, is slated to appear on GB News tomorrow (14/09/23) at 10:20 am! ...
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Mandatory Temperament testing for dogs?

Is it time for mandatory temperament testing for certain breeds of dogs? Dog attacks on people and the severity of them is on the rise. ...
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Why is my dog reactive aggressive? Part 2

…continued from Why is my dog reactive aggressive? Part 1 A reactive dog is not a wicked dog. Dogs do not understand our perception of ...
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Why is my dog reactive aggressive? Part 1

Most dogs trained by our residential trainers are ‘aggressive’ or ‘reactive’ in some way. The aggression or reactivity can be triggered by a wide variety ...
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THE BREED FILES : 03 // Dobermann

This is part three of a series of blog posts aimed at providing information on a variety of dog breed to help you decide which ...
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Best methods to stop your dog from barking

Barking prevention. Barking is a key component of dog communication and is engrained in their nature. However, if your dog is excessively barking – whether ...
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THE BREED FILES : 02 // Cane Corso

This is part two of a series of blog posts aimed at providing information on a variety of dog breed to help you decide which ...
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Fatal Dog Attacks – Who’s to blame?

Over the last 15 years, fatal dog attacks in the UK have double. This arises the age-old argument of whether there are innately deadly breeds ...
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THE BREED FILES : 01 // German Shepherd

A series of blog posts aimed at providing information on a variety of dog breeds, to help you decide which breed of dog is right ...
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Our Top 5 Family Protection Dog Breeds

Our trainers at Platinum K9 have worked with many different dog breeds over the years. Here is a list of our top 5 family protection ...
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The Importance of a Reliable Recall Command

Daily walks are pivotal to a dog’s mental and physical well-being. From expending excess energy, providing mental stimulation and improving overall health, there are endless ...
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Top tips on behaviour training for dogs

Behaviour training teaches a dog how to respond to certain situations without the need for verbal commands, making it an essential part of a dog’s ...
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International Dog day

Today the World honours our loyal and loving four-legged friends; dogs.  No matter the breed, mixed or pure, today we recognise and celebrate their contribution ...
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The Dog Socialisation mistake

Probably the biggest mistake most new puppy/dog owners make is to socialise their dog incorrectly. There is a massive collective thought backed up by online ...
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Bed Training

Boundless energy How many of you have dogs with boundless energy? Dogs that don’t seem to be able to switch off and relax. Dogs that ...
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Boxer Training

Popular Breed Boxers are one of the most popular breeds of Pet dog in the UK. Especially after the Buster the Boxer John Lewis Christmas ...
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