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Dog Behaviour

Breaking the ice!

Breaking the ice!

Many of the dogs that come to me for training, have issues with their recall. ‘Recall is fine, until we see another dog or person’ ‘Her recall is great unless we’re in a new place’ ‘His recall is good unless he finds something to sniff’ Are all things I hear in my classes. One thing […]

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  07/10/2019   No comments
Extinction – A lesson from the dinosaurs

Extinction – A lesson from the dinosaurs

When can I stop rewarding her? Is a question I get asked in almost every group of classes I teach. The simple answer is – Don’t! When dogs are no longer being rewarded for doing something, then they just stop doing it. Click here for more about rewards and reinforcement You wouldn’t go to work […]

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  04/10/2019   No comments
The 3 D’s of dog training

The 3 D’s of dog training

Have you ever heard about the 3 D’s of dog training? It’s something I mention, and work on extensively, in my training classes. Without the 3 D’s, there is no dog training. Let me give you the D’s! Duration Duration is probably the easiest to build, and the one I like to work on first. […]

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  02/10/2019   No comments
Can your dog discriminate

Can your dog discriminate

Yesterday I wrote about generalisation, today we’re talking about discrimination. This is another essential component to a well trained dog. In scent work, we need to train a dog to pick out a particular scent amongst a multitude of items, or other scents. For Rio, that means picking out the scent of cloves when strong […]

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  28/09/2019   No comments
Can your dog obey you anywhere?

Can your dog obey you anywhere?

So you have trained your dog to sit in the kitchen And he also does it in training class. And sometimes at the park too. But will he sit at the beach? At a fun dog show? When there is another dog close by? If the answer is no to the last three questions, then […]

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  23/09/2019   No comments
Why do dogs wear a muzzle?

Why do dogs wear a muzzle?

This post is for all the people who are doing their utmost to protect their dog by using a muzzle, and hopefully dispel any myths or stigmas surrounding muzzles. The first thought that might enter someones head when they see a dog with a muzzle is ‘that dog is dangerous’. And whilst the dog may […]

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  07/04/2019   No comments
Do I need a dog trainer or behaviourist?

Do I need a dog trainer or behaviourist?

When your dog has a behaviour problem, who do you turn to? Did you know that there was more than one type of dog expert? Not all dog experts are the same, or qualified to deal with the problem. Dog Trainers The problem is often the motivations behind the behaviour. Why is your dog doing […]

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  06/04/2019   No comments
Be your dog’s hero!

Be your dog’s hero!

Today’s blog occurred to me whilst George was having his quick lunchtime loo break. Usually the streets around me are very quiet and dog free at lunchtimes, and with George being occasionally grumpy towards other dogs, its a perfect time for a relaxed walk. Today not so much though! Now George has come a long […]

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  02/04/2019   No comments
Rules for keeping kids safe and dogs happy.

Rules for keeping kids safe and dogs happy.

Dogs are part of the family, however, they are not born with the knowledge of how to interact with their younger family members. The key to a happy family life is through teaching both kids and puppy how to interact with each other, as well as good management by mum, dad, and other adults. Know […]

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  01/04/2019   No comments

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