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The Importance of Dog First Aid

The Importance of Dog First Aid

Would you know what to do if your dog got injured while out on a walk? We hear from Dog First Aid why it's so important for all dog owners to learn. Read more »

Kimber’s Story [VIDEO]

Kimber’s Story [VIDEO]

Or "You Don't Know What You Don't Know, Until You Know". This is the story of how Kimber came to be living with us. Read more »

Don’t Worry. He’s Friendly!

Don’t Worry. He’s Friendly!

Just because your dog is 'friendly', it doesn't mean that every dog you meet in the street wants to say hello. Read how Kimber's walk was ruined by a chance encounter. Read more »

Office Dogs to Become Mandatory Post-Brexit

Office Dogs to Become Mandatory Post-Brexit

Thanks to a little-known historic law, office dogs will become mandatory when the UK leaves the EU... Read more »

Help! My Puppy Is Teething

Help! My Puppy Is Teething

It's a nightmare time for almost all puppy owners. Here are some tips on how to cope when your pup is teething, and is chewing everything, including you. Read more »

Furbo Dog Camera: A Review

Furbo Dog Camera: A Review

Find out what Sharon and Kimber made of Furbo, the dog camera and remote treat dispenser. Read more »

My Puppy Won’t Pee Outside

My Puppy Won’t Pee Outside

Puppies peeing inside is a very common issue for new puppy owners. Find out why this happens and how to tackle it correctly. Read more »

My Dog Is a Dick (And That’s Ok)

My Dog Is a Dick (And That’s Ok)

There's no such thing as a perfect dog, and certainly not when they belong to a dog trainer. Discover that you're not alone with your doggy training woes. Read more »

Your Dog’s Recall Is Better Than You Think. You’re the One Who’s Doing It Wrong!

Your Dog’s Recall Is Better Than You Think. You’re the One Who’s Doing It Wrong!

Dog won't come when he's called? You’re the one who’s doing it wrong! Find out how to get your dog running to you when you call him. Read more »

Update: Dogs Service, Crisis at Christmas 2018

Update: Dogs Service, Crisis at Christmas 2018

Our CEO, Sharon Jennings was Deputy Service Organiser for the Dogs Service for Crisis at Christmas 2018. Find out how the service got on this year. Read more »

Training Basics 05: Distance, Duration & Distraction

Training Basics 05: Distance, Duration & Distraction

Dog Training Basics from The Office Dog. Learn how to progress your dog's training using the three Ds: distance, duration and distraction. Read more »

Training Basics 04: Luring, Capturing & Shaping

Training Basics 04: Luring, Capturing & Shaping

Dog Training Basics from The Office Dog. Find out how to use the three main ways to teach a dog new behaviours. Read more »

Training Basics 03: Markers and Cues

Training Basics 03: Markers and Cues

Dog Training Basics from The Office Dog. Learn about the different ways you can mark a dog's good behaviour, and the difference between cues and markers. Read more »

Training Basics 02: Setting your Dog up for Success

Training Basics 02: Setting your Dog up for Success

Dog Training Basics from The Office Dog. Find out how to set up the best environment for your dog to learn in. Read more »

A puppy for Christmas? Are you sure?

A puppy for Christmas? Are you sure?

We've all heard the old adage 'A puppy is for life, not just for Christmas', but have you considered the day-to-day practicalities of getting a puppy at Christmas. Find out the real reasons why getting a puppy at Christmas might be a bad idea - ... Read more »

Training Basics 01: What is Positive Reinforcement?

Training Basics 01: What is Positive Reinforcement?

Dog Training Basics from The Office Dog. Learn what is meant by the term Positive Reinforcement, or Rewards-Based Training. Understanding this is the first step towards training your dog in the most positive and kind way. Read more »

How to keep my dog calm during fireworks

How to keep my dog calm during fireworks

The 5th of November is rarely a fun time for dog owners. Learn how to deal with your dog if they are scared of fireworks, and how to help prevent that fear from developing in the first place. Read more »

Support Crisis at Christmas Dogs’ Service 2018

Support Crisis at Christmas Dogs’ Service 2018

Sharon, our CEO, is volunteering again for Crisis at Christmas this winter, but she’s now Deputy Organiser for the Dogs' Service! Show your support today... Read more »

We are Butternut Box Brand Ambassadors

We are Butternut Box Brand Ambassadors

Find out why The Office Dog, and Kimber the beagle especially, love Butternut Box so much. Not suitable for those who don't like hearing about farts and poops. Read more »

Halloween and dogs are not a good mix

Halloween and dogs are not a good mix

Fireworks, chocolate, costumes, noise and funny looking people. These are all things which are enjoyable for you, but not for your dog. Read more »

What are Sniff Walks?

What are Sniff Walks?

A Sniff Walk should make up the majority of your dog's walks. It's a walk where they choose the direction to go, the speed they go, and what they can sniff. Our CEO filmed her walk with her dog, Kimber today, here are some highlights from their Read more »

How to walk your dog

How to walk your dog

Walking a dog is simple right? Yes. But most people are thinking about it wrong, and so are doing it wrong. Find out how to give your dog a more rewarding walk. Read more »

What is The Snuffle Rug?

What is The Snuffle Rug?

The Snuffle Rug, sometimes called a Snuffle Mat, is a handmade enrichment toy for dogs. Find out why you should have one for your own dog. Read more »

How to find a good dog walker

How to find a good dog walker

Even if your dog is an office dog, you may still need to use a dog walker from time to time, here's some guidance to ensure that you're using a good one Read more »

Should you take your dog into the office?

Should you take your dog into the office?

Just because your office is dog-friendly, doesn't mean that your dog is office-friendly, or that your job is dog-friendly. Here are some points to consider Read more »

What to consider when inviting dogs into your workplace

What to consider when inviting dogs into your workplace

Opening up your office to dogs brings you one step closer to a happier, more productive working environment. Here are some helpful points to consider. Read more »

The Story of The Office Dog

The Story of The Office Dog

The story of how The Office Dog was born... Read more »

What is Positive Training?

What is Positive Training?

An explanation of Positive Training, and what it entails by Victoria Stilwell's Positively.com team... Read more »

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