Best Buddies Home Dog Training - Obedience and Behaviour Problems
Best Buddies Home Dog Training - Obedience and Behaviour Problems

Best Buddies Home Dog Training treat all dog behaviour problems including, jumping, nuisance barking, aggression, nervousness, phobias and fears, destruction, mouthing, chewing, separation anxiety, recall, pulling, lunging, door scratching, toilet training, car travel and sickness, food issues, hyperactivity, chasing, sibling rivalry, fighting,

begging, stealing digging and MORE! Any Age, Any Breed.                                                                                                                                        


Best Buddies are your local Dog Obedience and Behaviourist Trainers. We come to you because we find the results are more effective than dog classes or residential dog training. Dog training in these regions: East Midlands, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, East England, Central England. North England, Bolton, Cheshire, Lancashire

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BARF stands for Bones And Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. The basic principle is to feed a diet that the animals have evolved to eat, i.e.  AS NATURE INTENDED. It is advisable to do your own research in order to make up your own mind. People do not eat processed foods everyday of their lives so why should our pets?


We are becoming more aware of the affects of colourings, additives and preservatives in our own diets, causing allergies and hyperactivity in our children. Dogs are also affected.


People have now forgotten that they used to feed their dogs’ meat, bones and vegetable scraps - a broad variety of foods which, being minimally processed, retained their nutritional value and were cheap. Dogs were regarded as animals not people and Dog Behaviourists were never heard of!


Coprophagy is a relatively common problem in dogs fed commercial pet food. It is rare in animals fed owner-prepared NATURAL diets or consuming food caught while hunting. Instead of correcting the nutritional problem causing coprophagy, owners often feed pets something to give faeces an offensive odour and taste.




Always be mindful of the age, breed and amount of exercise your dog gets and feed accordingly.


How many times a day do YOU eat? How much do you feed your baby, teenager?


How hungry would you feel on one meal a day? How would you like to eat the same thing day in day out?



A common problem in dogs is the ingestion of non-food objects such as sweet wrappers, toilet paper, socks, cables, plaster, stones. Not only is this behaviour a nuisance, but it can be life threatening. This problem requires attention and treatment.



Coprophagy (eating faeces)  In the domesticated dog is a behavioural problem, it needs to be investigated but can be corrected. Itis considered normal among puppies and represents a small health risk to the offending puppy eating its own faeces, but eating that of other dogs may cause parasitic infections (e.g. coccidiosis) or increase a puppy's risk of coming into contact with viral pathogens (parvovirus) shed in the faeces. Despite reassurances, owners are often disgusted with the habit and may be unwilling to tolerate it. Many persistent coprophagous dogs have been given up for rehoming as a direct result of stool-eating behaviour. The problem is especially intolerable in situations where a dog comes into close contact with children, who may be licked on the mouth by the dog.


In the 1950s, food producers in the United States decided to sell on, the leftover, poor-quality meat, gristle and cereal by-products that they could not put into sausages. These manufacturers would process it and put it into tins. They sold this product as ' dog food'.


For the first time, people could buy food ‘specially made’ for their dogs. Today we find ourselves bombarded with pet food advertisements for different tinned or dried brands. There are so many processed dog foods to choose from that we don't know which to buy. Here comes the power of Marketing.


So why do we feed processed food to our dogs? Is the answer convenience for us? But how convenient is it if, our companion pet develops a dry nose, persistent itch, eczema, dental problems, smelly breath, wind, anal gland problems, colitis, food hypersensitivity, lethargy, excessive molting or a scurfy coat, excessive drinking? Kidney disease and arthritis are more prevalently diagnosed today. We all try to buy the best for our dogs, but if this food is as great as they say it is, why aren't they selling it for people to eat.


Over our many years of training dogs, we have seen a difference in those fed a more natural diet to be in good condition, able to concentrate and generally are more relaxed and trainable!