Nails – How Long is Too Long?

Here at Cause and Effect Dog Training, Toowoomba, we take a holistic approach to your dog. For us, its not just about training, whether that is obedience, life style, or therapy dog training.   We want to make sure that your dog is healthy and mentally able to be the...

How to play with your dog.

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it. Except not all play is equal – not in your dogs’ eyes and not if you want to build a strong and trusting relationship with him either. Not all dogs even know HOW to play. Let me ask you – Would you prefer your dog loving and wanting...

Should I crate train my dog/puppy? What exactly is it?

“I can’t possibly put my dog in a cage!”     This is usually the first response a lot of people have when crate training is mentioned. I talk a lot about seeing life from your dogs’ perspective and crate training is one of those things that we need to do just that...

Your Dog – Inside or Outside?

.The vast majority of families I see with pet dogs have dogs that are able to spend time both inside the house and outside in the yard. When we decide on including a dog into our family, we should consider why we are doing it. Is it because: • We want a dog to bark...

All About Therapy Dogs – What you need to know.

Firstly, what is the difference between a Therapy Dog and an Assistance Dog? Therapy dogs provide support to people through their calming presence, providing a physical tactile touch, and a focus of attention.  They provide comfort and affection to a variety of people...

Is my puppy too young to start training?

This is a question that I hear a lot.  The short answer is no.  From the moment you bring your new puppy home, he is learning.  Puppies are little living sponges.  They soak up information and learn very quickly – whether we are consciously training them or not! When...