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Can your dog change a lightbulb? – Funny Bone

Can your dog change a lightbulb? – Funny Bone

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? (Recognise your dog here?) Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?? Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not […]

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  14/05/2020   No comments
Motivation!

Motivation!

Most owners know what their dogs like. The special treats that they will do anything for. For Rio, its most foods. From Kibble, to fish pieces, he finds it all equally exciting. He will choose food over toys any day. George likes food, but LOVES tennis balls and tuggy toys. If he can destroy it, […]

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  31/03/2020   No comments
Jackpots! And Reward Schedules.

Jackpots! And Reward Schedules.

When teaching your dog a new behaviour, a reward should be given every time your dog is successful. Instantly. No exceptions! This helps your dog to associate the behaviour with a reward. Sometimes, a dog can catch you by surprise and perform the end behaviour by himself, or after very little training. When this happens, […]

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  30/03/2020   No comments
Top rules of dog training!

Top rules of dog training!

We all do what works for us. Amazingly, all animals, including humans, learn in the exact same way! From tigers, to gold fish, we all have one thing in common. We are all pleasure seekers, including dogs. We do what works and avoid what doesn’t. When we find what works, we are more likely to […]

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  30/03/2020   No comments

Nikki’s Dreams have come true!

Finally! I never thought I would see the day I now have a 1 acre field all to my self! Well maybe not all to myself, of course I’m going to share it with you guys too! After a 2 and half year search, I finally found the perfect place. And I mean PERFECT I […]

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  01/03/2020   No comments
Is your dog a free loader?

Is your dog a free loader?

When offered a choice between free food and working for food, can you imagine which your dog will choose? Hint – Its not the free food! Researchers have found that ‘animals will perform an operant response to obtain food when abundant free food is available’ Translation Please! Simply put, your dog would rather endure a […]

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  03/10/2019   1 comment
Silent Training

Silent Training

People talk too much! Yap, Yap, Yap! I’m guilty of this too, I like a good natter, especially with the dogs! But sometimes, ? you say it best when you say nothing at all ? Silent training should be the absolute first step. See we say a lot of junky words that our dogs just […]

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  18/09/2019   No comments
Puppy Blues

Puppy Blues

Getting a new puppy is one of the most exciting times in life. The agony of waiting for her to come home. The anticipation of a new adventure with your new best friend. Puppies can be rewarding, but frustrating at the same time. Pee, poo, play The excitement of a new friend can soon wear […]

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  15/09/2019   No comments
Arousal in dogs

Arousal in dogs

It’s ok, I’ll wait for the giggles to stop…. Finished? Great, so let’s talk about arousal. Arousal, (not the kind you are thinking of) has a dramatic affect on the day to day behaviour of your dog. What is arousal? Arousal, in essence, is the responsiveness of your dog to accept behaviour cues. Too much […]

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  14/09/2019   No comments