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Whistle Switch: Dog Tracker or Health Monitor? – An Honest Review

Dog trackers are becoming increasingly popular among dog parents, but how does the Whistle Switch compare? Having already written a comprehensive review on the Fi tracker already done, I wanted to see how whistle compared. I know when we looked into trackers for...

Is There A Difference Between Reactivity & Aggression?

Aggression. Reactivity. They're all words that get banded around when a dog acts in a certain way. That way? Is usually barking, lunging, growling or "Picking fights" with other dogs, which can sometimes escalate into full fights. Which is totally understandable why...

Using Labels With Your Dog

Labels are a necessary thing within this world so that we can find resources within them. However, I want to talk to you today about the importance of using the correct label, and why sometimes - if you don't know how to label your dog, why it's best that we don't....

Fearful Friday: Neo The Reactive Rescue Pup!

We're launching Fearful Fridays, to give you insight into the lives of reactive dogs, and today's reactive woof sharing their story is Neo (aka @neo_therescuepup!). What Is Fearful Friday? Fearful Friday is the one day of the week that we here at rebarkable are here...

Cortisol Breaks: How To Decrease Stress After A Dog Fight

Cortisol is the stress hormone, and after a dog fight, the thing that your dog needs the most? Is a cortisol break. A "cortisol break" is trainer talk for taking time off and allowing your dogs stress levels to come down. What Is Cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone, it is...

About Cortisol & What To Do After An Incident With Your Reactive Dog

What happens when your dog (reactive or otherwise) gets involved in an incident and their cortisol spikes. This is about the aftereffects, and the aftercare of what happens after your dog has been in one of these stressful situations such as a dog fight, such as...

Tactipup Extreme Tactical Leash (Frog Clip) – An Honest Review

When it comes to strong leashes, the tactipup extreme tactical should be one of the strongest leashes available. I've been looking at extra strong leashes because with a large dog, who was reactive, I always like to know what the strongest, most reliable options are...

When Is The Best Time To Spay Or Neuter My Miniature Schnauzer?

It’s hard to know when to spay or neuter – or if you should at all. Here’s the best veterinary advice for your Miniature Schnauzer. So you’ve decided to spay or neuter your Miniature Schnauzer– but when? Often called getting your dog Fixed or Done (nomenclature that...

How To Fit A Muzzle For Your Dog – The Complete & Correct Way

Muzzles are a seriously undervalued tool in the arsenal of your dogs equipment. So often though, I see muzzles that might be problematic. I see muzzles that don't fit that well, or may be inappropriate for the breed, or even unsafe. So I wanted to get a nice, deep...

5 Things You Should Know About Muzzled Dogs

Muzzles are often a very judged thing in the dog community. And it's not deserved. It's often referred to as a stigma. An experience that a muzzled dog gets where they're instantly judged for wearing a muzzle, and it's often entirely unjustified. Muzzled dogs are dogs...
When Is The Best Time to Spay Or Neuter My Cocker Spaniel?

When Is The Best Time to Spay Or Neuter My Cocker Spaniel?

It’s hard to know when to spay or neuter – or if you should at all. Here’s the best veterinary advice for your Cocker Spaniel. So you’ve decided to spay or neuter your Cocker Spaniel? – but when? Often called getting your dog Fixed or Done (nomenclature that bugs me,...

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5 Tips To Start Understanding Your Reactive Dog

Being the parent of a reactive dog is sincerely one of the toughest jobs in the dog world. Having a dog that likes to act scary, to resecure their safety, is a huge problem. It's our duty as caretakers, guardians, owners and parents of these wonderful dogs to help...

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Intro To Reactivity In Dogs

Having a dog in your life is a huge responsibility, but having a reactive dog is... well... one of the toughest things you can experience with your dog. I've been through this with Indie. It's the entire reason I became a trainer. But you, luckily, don't need a to...

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Baskerville Ultra Dog Muzzle – An Honest Review

Baskerville Ultra Dog Muzzle – An Honest Review

Is the Baskerville Ultra muzzle the muzzle for you and your dog? I've often talked about the importance of muzzles, and included the fact that all dogs should receive muzzle training. I'm really open about that - but that's going to be a blog piece in the near future!...

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Your Dog Muzzle Questions Answered!

Your Dog Muzzle Questions Answered!

If you’re looking to venture into the world of muzzling your dog, then you probably have a lot of questions.  If you’re looking at muzzles as part of the dog equipment available, then you’re also probably wondering a few things about muzzles too!  Whether...

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When Is The Best Time To Spay Or Neuter My Maltese?

When Is The Best Time To Spay Or Neuter My Maltese?

It’s hard to know when to spay or neuter – or if you should at all. Here’s the best veterinary advice for your Maltese. So you’ve decided to spay or neuter your Maltese– but when? Often called getting your dog Fixed or Done (nomenclature that bugs me,...

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When Is The Best Time to Spay Or Neuter My Irish Wolfhound?

When Is The Best Time to Spay Or Neuter My Irish Wolfhound?

It’s hard to know when to spay or neuter – or if you should at all. Here’s the best veterinary advice for your Irish Wolfhound. So you’ve decided to spay or neuter your Irish Wolfhound? – but when? Often called getting your dog Fixed or Done (nomenclature that bugs...

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5 Reasons Why Trainers Rarely Recommend Flexi Leashes.

5 Reasons Why Trainers Rarely Recommend Flexi Leashes.

Whether you call them Flexi Leashes, retractable leashes or extendable leashes. They're interesting and spark a lot of debate amongst owners, dog enthusiasts and trainers. To me? They're a very specific tool that needs to be applied in a very specific scenario. And I...

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