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Clicker Training

Clicker training is a simple and popular way to train your pup and reward good behavior. It can be fun for both you and your dog and often produces quick and effective results. And as soon as your dog understands what the clicker is all about, you will be able to teach him all kinds of tricks. But before you start practicing with your dog, here’s a small introduction to clicker training.  (more…)

Boost Your Dog's Immune System

Simple Steps to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

We all love our dogs and we hate to see them feeling ill and in pain. We want them to play and and have fun, and have the energy to enjoy their lives. Basically, we want them to be healthy and happy! But, our dear pets are constantly exposed to things that can compromise their health. They are exposed to viruses, bacteria and parasites in vet offices, training buildings, on the streets, in dog parks and even open parks and fields. Whether you live in the city or the country, bacteria and parasites are difficult to avoid. The key to a healthy dog is not to keep him locked up at home, but to keep his immune system in top shape so he can quickly and effectively fight disease when it strikes. Follow these simple steps and boost your dog’s immune system.


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Use Augmented Reality to find your pet

Since Pokemon Go was released, consumers have gotten a lot more familiar with the “Augmented Reality” feature for apps. We, at Tractive, love this feature and we have now found a whole new way to find your dog in the woods.

A few weeks ago, we launched the new Tractive Augmented Reality Premium feature. Interested? Here’s a little update and some information about the new feature:


Creative Canine Fitness

Creative Canine Fitness

In recent years, the traditional ideas of what dogs and humans can do together for fun and for physical conditioning have been challenged by the development of different doggie games. When it comes to our canine companions, it’s important to remember that dogs get bored of the same routine just as much as humans do. By making sure that your dog is constantly being exposed to new things, your dog will be challenged mentally as well as physically. It is a fact that bored dogs develop destructive behaviours. Typically, bored dogs build up a lot of negative energy, taking their frustration out on furniture etc.

If you find that you and your four legged friend are getting a little bored with the same activities, there are lots of different dog sports that can get you and your pup moving. From dog diving to flyball, canicross to surfing, there are now lots of different ways you can keep your dog happy and fit. Let’s check out the infographic below from Greyhounds As Pets that reveals some creative ways to exercise your dog that will keep everyone entertained. Welcome to Creative Canine Fitness!


Dog Leash Training

Dog Leash Training: How to teach a dog to walk on a leash

All dogs, regardless of size, age, or lifestyle, should be taught to walk nicely on leash. They are not born knowing that they shouldn’t pull ahead or lag behind so it’s our job to teach them good leash manners. Dog leash training can be challenging, though, because dogs move faster than us and are excited about exploring the outdoors. Some dogs want to run around as fast as they possibly can and others want to stop, sniff and urinate on everything they pass. Like many other kinds of training, teaching a dog to walk nicely on leash will require some time and effort. But the payoff is a dog who is a pleasure to walk. You can use various methods to teach your dog to walk without pulling on leash, but no single method works for all dogs. Here are some overall guidelines and methods:


Nutrition Tips for Dogs

Summer Nutrition Tips for Dogs

When temperatures rise in the summer, your dog can really feel the heat. Our four-legged friends can’t release heat by sweating the way humans do, and heat can actually raise their body temperatures to dangerous levels. Keeping your dog cool is, therefore, vital for its well being. There are many different things you can do to help your pup stay cool during the summer, and one of them is providing the right kind of nutrition. These few summer nutrition tips for dogs will help your furry friend cool down this summer.



Fearful dogs: Expert, Bettina Specht, tells you what to do

Just like humans, dogs can be fearful, shy and anxious. Fear and anxiety can be caused by many different reasons, but fearful behavior in dogs is most often caused by an early traumatic experience. How do I know if my dog suffers from severe anxiety and fear? What are the signs and signals of fear, and what can I do when my dog feels frightened and panics? We had a talk with the “Fearful Dogs” expert, Bettina Specht, who gave us great information about fearful dogs.