If, like so many other dog owners out there, you consider your four-legged friends to be a firm part of the family instead of ‘just a pet’, then this one is for you.
Outside of all the usual treats and doggy essentials – bed, bowl, lead, dog tag, an enviable wardrobe and both sofa and bed privileges – there are many other things that dog lovers, just like you, are doing for their pooches on a regular basis – because dogs are family too.
Dr Katrina explains how Wonderdog School came about:
“We spend a lot of time travelling around Australia to pet expos and events with our team of Wonderdogs providing entertainment and education for the public. We meet thousands of dog owners and many of them tell us they are frustrated with their dog’s behaviour.
They want to know how to train their dogs to be fun, well behaved companions. They tell us they need help to resolve problems like jumping up, housetraining, pulling on the lead, barking, chewing, digging……
Finally, help is at hand!
A couple of years ago I realised that many owners completed Puppy Classes but were then unsure how to continue training their young dogs and subsequently experienced problems when their puppies became adolescents.
I discovered that many people wanted to train their dogs, but didn’t want to be locked into giving up their Saturday mornings or weekday evenings to attend traditional dog training classes. Nor did they know where to find help to solve minor everyday dog behavioural problems. It saddened me to see so many dogs surrendered to rescue centres, purely due to lack of good training, management & socialising.
As luck would have it, my friend Kelly had similar thoughts. We have both always been passionate about helping owners find joy in training their pets. We knew it was possible for dogs to enjoy learning with their tails wagging & smiling faces. We knew that training could be fun for everyone with no stress. Developing a strong life long bond with our dogs was everything to us and we knew it could only be done using positive training techniques to gain trust and respect.
We just needed to find a way to inspire more owners to train their dogs and experience a happy lifelong relationship with their animal companions…
I’m a veterinarian with many years experience as a successful television presenter (appearing on Australian TV shows Totally Wild, Harry’s Practice and more recently as the resident vet on the Today Show). Kelly is a veterinary nurse and also a renowned puppy trainer and dog class instructor. We knew that between us, we had the skills and knowledge to empower owners to successfully train their dogs.
So, we created Wonderdog School, for all dog owners like you – owners who want to enjoy raising a happy, healthy, well behaved dog.
Dog training made simple, effective and accessible
Solve problems in real time
Practical tips and advice
Set your dog up for life
You can now take part in a fun and interactive four week online program that delivers a wealth of practical information to help you understand, enjoy and train your dog.
Once you sign up, we unlock a series of exclusive videos, fact sheets and training tips over the four week period. You’ll also receive weekly emails to remind you about the lessons and the time for the weekly live online chat session (where you can ask us any question you want in real time).
Our emphasis is on helping you set up an easy training plan using positive training & good management.
We’ll provide you with the tools and resources to train your dog to become a happy, well behaved companion for life, for less than £20 a week.”
Find out more at Dr Katrina’s Wonderdog School.
As dog lovers, our Christmas lists are never complete until we have added fun toys to surprise our dogs with on Christmas morning (and keep them entertained during the festive season). Here’s our favourites for this year, all available on Amazon for buyer protection and all include FREE delivery (some on orders over £20).
Our favourite – tried and test by my own cocker spaniel, Mia, with great success! Persist with this – it takes a bit of time, but is worth the effort for the amount of fun your dog can have. Fill with small treats, then train your dog to put the ball into the hole at the top which will release a few treats at a time. Once they find it easy, make them work harder for the treats by throwing the ball for them to retrieve, or hiding the ball, which works well for spaniels who love sniffing out rewards.
And here are some other fun toys:
And of course, don’t forget our own special Christmas pet tags, all from £8.99 including full engraving and 1st class postage within 24 hours:
You can attach and remove them easily with a festive eZeClip:
Cats and kittens are some of the most joyful pets one can have but they do come with a lot of responsibility – so it is important to do your research beforehand and adapt your home to your feline friend as much as possible. Keep reading to find out our top tips for cat owners, old and new.
Autumn is here and there will never be a better chance to start spending some quality time with your dog now that the temperature outside is cooling down and leaves begin to fall. With so many changes in the outside world, autumn is the perfect time to bond with your pooch, as they explore the exciting new scents at the park or in local woodland. When it comes to bonding, we are sure that you will agree – nothing bonds a dog and owner more than a nice, long walk.
Who can resist buying their beloved pet cat a new toy, some treats or perhaps a new bed for them to not sleep on? We buy them everything they could ever want and need, despite them being happy with a bottle lid or piece of paper. But that should never stop you from trying! With collars, personalised cat tags, toys and even clothes for your pets, there’s always a new way to spoil your cat.