Dog Training News & Tips

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

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How To Form A Strong Bond With Your Dog

It’s important to build a strong bond with your dog. There are several ways you can create and maintain this bond. Choosing a dog Creating ...
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Which Dog Breed Is Best For Me?

Every dog breed is different and some can be more suited to your lifestyle than others. It is important to find out which breed is ...
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5 Tips For Caring For Your Elderly Dog

It is important to know how to properly take care of your dog throughout each stage of their life. Naturally, caring for a puppy is ...
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Dog Breed Files: All About The Rhodesian Ridgeback

Background Originating from Southern Africa, the dog breed ‘Rhodesian Ridgeback’ is a member of the Hound group of dog breeds. They can live for more ...
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Head Trainer Jon On GB News

Head trainer Jon featured on GB News yesterday (22/05/24) to discuss the latest XL Bully attack and whether the measures the government have put in ...
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Dog Breed Files: Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo is a dog breed originating in Italy. The name comes from a combination of meanings; Lagotto is the Italian word for ‘curly coated ...
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How To Help Your Dog In Hot Weather

Lots of water! Dogs can gain serious health issues from dehydration so make sure to always have plenty of water readily available for your dog. ...
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The Truth About Dog Harnesses

Dog harnesses are the biggest con in the dog training industry.  Over the last couple of years, the harness has become the latest trendy item ...
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Frankie Bridge’s Platinum K9 Experience

“I would definitely recommend Platinum K9 to anyone who’s struggling with their dogs” – Frankie Bridge The Saturday’s member and Loose Women panellist Frankie Bridge ...
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Dog Breed Files: Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested are a rare toy dog breed, thought to have originated in Mexico. They make great family pets due to their affectionate and playful ...
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Romesh Ranganathan’s Platinum K9 Experience

“The whole experience felt very premium. I would thoroughly recommend” – Romesh Ranganathan Comedian Romesh Ranganathan originally found Platinum K9 through our work with Wayne ...
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Business Awards UK: Pet and Animal Care Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that Platinum K9 are the winners of Exceptional Pet Trainer 2024 in the Pet and Animal Care Awards as part ...
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Dog Breed Files: Mexican Hairless Dog

The Mexican Hairless dog, also known as Xoloitzcuintli, is the national dog of Mexico. This dog breed is one of the oldest dog breeds in ...
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Controlling Your Dog’s Freedom Around Your Home

In our YouTube series, Expert Insights into Successful Dog Training, we cover the benefits of managing food, freedom, and affection when it comes to training ...
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How Much Affection Should I Give My Dog?

Affection is a huge part of the loving relationship we have with dogs. This brings us a range of positive, healthy and happy emotions, and ...
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Why You Should Start Controlling Freedoms When Dog Training

Your relationship with your dog and how they respond to you is a result of every interaction you have previously had with them. Of these ...
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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? Dog Training And The Power of Food

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, here is our approach to training reactive and aggressive dogs. Why Residential Training? ...
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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

Dog reactivity is when a dog is overstimulated by a trigger or multiple triggers. In these instances, dogs lose all control of their emotions and ...
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Why Is My Dog Reactive?

If you have ever wondered ‘why is my dog reactive?’, especially around other dogs, you are not alone. Genetics is the most overlooked factor in ...
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How To Keep Your Dog Safe At Christmas Time

It is important to keep your dog safe during the christmas period. Here are some tips and advice to ensure you create a safe environment ...
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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: Mandatory Temperament Testing The recent proposed ban of the XL Bully has, for us, highlighted once again ...
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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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