The Working Dog Breed At Home

Working Dog Breed at Home | K9active

The Working Dog Breed At Home How often does your dog do something interesting or breed specific? Perhaps you recognize a lot of his behaviour as leftover breed instinct and maybe you even encourage it, it’s good for dogs to use their instincts after all. The traits behind the behaviour of our dogs are quite strong and often unavoidable. They are also…

Hike in Safety

Safe Winter Hiking with your dog | K9active

Hike in Safety – Stay Happy and Healthy in the Cold Mountains We often forget how dangerous it is in the winter months when we go out walking. It’s vitally important to be prepared for the worst when hiking in the winter, the weather, the wilds and being unprepared can be fatal so ensure that you and your dog are completely ready…

Settling a Rescue Dog

Settling The Rescue Dog - K9active Dog Blog

Rescuing a dog can be so easy or it can be a worrying time. Dogs end up in rescue for a hundred different reasons and the majority of those are not the dog’s fault. If you are looking towards rescuing a dog or already have a new best friend in your midst, read on. Some dogs can wander into a new home,…

Lighting Up Winter – Your Options!

Winter Dog Walks need Light - K9active Dog Blog

Winter dog equipment is in the forefront of our minds at the moment because, before we know it, the shutters in Scotland will be firmly closed. We need dog lights to see our pooches in the glum winter days and dark, long nights! With another dark day season just around the corner we have decided to revisit how we can help keep…

Dogs and Emotion

Dog and Emotion - K9active Dog Blog

Dogs and Emotion – A Gradually Changing View! The emotional life of dogs is in the limelight at the moment. The term Anthropomorphism is banded around quite a lot, too much maybe, but what does it mean? Anthropomorphism is a term used for the act of putting human emotion onto the behaviour of animals. For instance when we believe a dog looks…

5 Things Great Dog Owners Do

5 Things great dog owners do - K9active

Dog ownership comes with responsibilities doesn’t it? We take our dogs to the vet when they are ill, we feed them a food that they like and we make sure they get enough exercise. Yet caring for a dog goes much deeper than that, take a look. There are a few points that make up the difference between good dog owners and…

Is That Dog Trainer Trained?

5 tip for succesful dog training - K9active

Are you looking for a dog trainer to sort out a problem with your best friend? Perhaps you have rescued a dog and feel that you need some help to understand him? There are a lot of scary dog trainers out there, read on to see how to recognise and avoid them. Dog training is a self-regulated profession. This means that it…

Puppy Farm Revisit

Puppy Farm Revisit

As it’s been in the news quite a lot lately we thought it was a good time to revisit the puppy farm topic. Puppy farming is still a very lucrative affair where dogs are kept in poor conditions and repetitively bred from for money. The puppy farm is usually quite a big place that houses a lot of adult dogs, it’s usually…