Dog Training Course Launched

by Darren Jamieson on July 14, 2017

For some dog owners, training their dogs can be a very challenging process. Different breeds react differently to techniques, dog training classes can be expensive and, often, it’s difficult to find the time to take your dog along to the classes.

Luckily, online training company OLA (the Online Learning Academy) has created a dog training program you can do it your own time, at home or at a place that suits you… and your dog, of course. The Canine Behaviour Training Diploma takes between 15 and 20 hours to complete, and covers everything you need to know about your four-legged friend and how to make him respond to your commands.

The course goes into scientific detail about how the dog’s brain works, how their senses determine their behaviour and how their environment plays a big part in their upbringing. It also gives you hands-on practical skills with which to train your dog, and tells you when and where the commands should be used.

The course, which can be downloaded directly from their website, retails for £95 but, here at Dream Dogs, we’ve got a great discount code you can use to get the course for just £25. Enter the discount WOOF in the checkout and receive a whopping £70 off the cost of the course.

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Bark up the right tree with new Canine Nutrition Diploma Course

by Darren Jamieson on June 6, 2017

A new course on how dogs are affected by what they eat is now available from the Online Learning Academy (OLA), a digital learning resource that offers a variety of online courses backed up with tutor support.

The Canine Nutrition Diploma Course addresses the growing problem of many well-intentioned dog owners failing to realise that their dog’s diet is not as beneficial to their health as it might be.

Ideal for dog owners, or anyone considering a career in canine nutrition, the course covers everything from what nutrition means to your dog, to the link between diet and health, to the causes and symptoms of nutrition-related illness in canines. All information is presented in an easy to understand, personable and fun way, accompanied by memory aids to make some of the drier details a little more memorable.

Participants, who will learn interesting facts like what goes into dog food and how to make their own dog food, can reach out to the OLA team via email at any time for assistance, and will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course. As part of the conclusion, students intending to put their newfound nutritional knowledge into professional use are pointed in the direction of some useful resources.

The course takes 15 to 20 hours to complete, and is currently available for £95. It is the latest in a range of internet-based courses made available by OLA, covering themes as diverse as blogging for business, paleo nutrition and tracing fake Facebook accounts.

Here at Dream Dogs we’ve secured a special discount on the course where, when you enter the code WOOF in the checkout, you can download the course today for just £25.

Web design company features dog as ‘part of the team’

by Vivien Richardson on June 24, 2016

We all love our dogs, and even think of them as ‘human’ sometimes. A web design company in Cheshire has taken that a step further by including their office dog in their team’s profile section on the website.

Bailey, a shih-tzu, has been given the job title of CEO (chief eating officer) and has her likes, skills and hobbies listed out on her own profile page. Apparently she’s an important member of the team, and is responsible for (more…)

Distance learning courses company celebrates ‘Bring your dog to work day’

by Vivien Richardson on June 23, 2016

As most dog owners are away, Friday June 24th is the third annual ‘Bring your dog to work day’ in the UK, with businesses throughout the country allowing their staff to bring their dogs into the office. One such company taking part is the distance learning course provider Online Learning Academy.

The company, like many companies in the US, has a policy of allowing well-behaved dogs to be brought into the office throughout the year. They believe that, by having dogs in the office, staff moral and productivity increases. This belief is shared by companies such as Amazon, who also allows dogs in their LA headquarters.

The Online Learning Academy also shared some research with its visitors this week on how having dogs in the office relieves stress among employees, and reduces sick-days among staff.

Will you be taking part in #BringYourDogtoWorkDay tomorrow? We’d love to see your pictures on social media.

#woofwoofwednesday hits Twitter

by Darren Jamieson on July 15, 2015

Dog owners rarely need an excuse to share pictures of their pets with friends, and even with people they don’t know. Thanks to social media, sharing pictures of your pooch has become even easier.

Today saw the hashtag #woofwoofwednesday trending on Twitter, and gave dog owners the chance to Tweet photos of their beloved dogs and share them with other dog lovers the world over. As always happens with trending topics on Twitter, businesses also jumped on the dog wagon and Tweeted to promote their services.

Here are some of the Tweets from today’s #woofwoofwednesday. There’s still time to share your posts too, so get Tweeting those dog pictures!

Doggy coffee bar opens in Muswell Hill

by Mark James on October 29, 2014

Lisa Owen-Jones, a former marketing manager for BBC Concert Orchestra, has opened a coffee shop that caters for dogs and their owners in London.

The cafe’s proprietor made the career change due to (more…)

British dog owners encouraged to bake their own doggie treats

by Leanne Thompson on October 22, 2014

The BAFTA award-winning programme The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has inspired many people to start baking, including for their pets.

It has been argued that when (more…)

Kazakh nomads fight to preserve rare dog breed

by Darren Jamieson on October 15, 2014

Nomadic hunters and herdsmen in Kazakhstan are trying to save one of the rarest dog breeds in the world: the Tazy, which is also called the Kazakh greyhound.

For centuries, the pastoral nomads of (more…)

First luxury dog hotel opens in the UK

by Clare Jones on October 1, 2014

A dedicated hotel for pampered pooches has just opened in Brighton.

Believed to be the first of its type in (more…)

Pooches compete in US surfing competition

by Leanne Thompson on September 18, 2014

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part.

Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more…)

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