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Training Mountains

Training Mountains

In dog training there are ups and downs. Good days, and bad days. One day you might think your dog is an absolute genius. And the next he’s dumber than a box of rocks. He just doesn’t get it. He wanders off. Finds something better to do. Anything is better than listening to you. You […]

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  13/09/2019   No comments
‘It’s OK, He’s Friendly!’

‘It’s OK, He’s Friendly!’

Nothing makes me cringe more. Fellow reactive dog owners will know what I mean. And it’s not that we have a problem with your dog. I’m sure he is super friendly. (Well most of the time they are). But we cringe for our own training. And worry about both our dog and yours. And if […]

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  12/09/2019   No comments
Can your dog predict your every move?

Can your dog predict your every move?

Do you ever feel that your dog knows you too well? Does he anticipate your every move before you even know whats going on? Congratulations! You are officially predictable! But don’t worry, it’s easily done. My very first childhood dog Monty had the psychic canine sixth sense. He knew the difference between me getting off […]

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  11/09/2019   No comments
Short cuts don’t work

Short cuts don’t work

I get a ton of people, every other day, telling me that their dog won’t do one of two things, or sometimes even both. Come back when called Walk nicely on lead And I have a super simple answer to both of these problems. But people don’t want to hear it. Or they don’t want […]

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  10/09/2019   No comments
The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Everyday I go to the park I see 1-2 owners playing with their pooches. But most people are glued to their phones Fantastic!!! But is it enough? I don’t think so. They are just not present with their dogs Sure they are using ball chuckers to launch a ball across the park. And yes the […]

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  09/09/2019   No comments
Thinking and learning in dog training.

Thinking and learning in dog training.

I was chatting to a fellow dog lover earlier today who pointed out that there was a whole lot of doing nothing during my training sessions with my own dog. It got me thinking. And yes, I often do a whole lot of nothing. But there’s a really good reason for that! I promise. You […]

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  06/09/2019   1 comment
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