Rescued or Bred?

Rescued or Bred?

    Getting a new furry family member can be an exciting time in your life, but one of the most challenging decisions can be to adopt a dog from a shelter or select from a breeder.  There are so many pros and cons to both, but it’s something you should think about thoroughly before…

Release The Hounds Top Dog Names of 2021

Release The Hounds Top Dog Names of 2021

Newborn babies aren’t the only living things that go through lots of name suggestions by their parents. In fact, there’s a range of owners who have spent some time pondering on the potential names they could give their new canine companion. If you’re one of those people, hang on tight. At Release The Hounds, we…

10 Top Tips for Getting a New Puppy

10 Top Tips for Getting a New Puppy

  Whether you’ve just brought home your newest family member or you have yet to pick out that perfect dog for you, getting a new puppy is a fun and exciting experience that involves a lot of time and research to ensure that you know what is to come in the first few months as…

10 Reasons Why Punishment Fails in Dog Training

10 Reasons Why Punishment Fails in Dog Training

I am often asked if I ever use corrections during training exercises with my animals. And in short, the answer is “no”; however, there are times when it would be appropriate to interrupt a particular undesirable behaviour, and by definition, this would be punishment.    But my goal with an interruption is to create a…

An Overview of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

An Overview of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a challenging condition that many dog owners try to avoid or have difficulty facing.    The truth is, all dogs can easily develop separation anxiety if they’re not getting the attention and affection they need. But, even if you do this, there could be a chance of your dog developing it anyways!…