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7 Steps to Appropriate Socialisation

How are you socialising your puppy? As dog trainers we are seeing more and more dogs coming to classes that are going to doggy daycare. It is really easy to spot these dogs because they are often totally obsessed with wanting to get to other dogs and totally disinterested in their owners and have no […]

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Why I use placeboards for training

So my background is in general obedience training and we have used carpet mats for teaching sendaways and distance work in obedience for as long as I can remember. The only difference with the placeboard is that it is slightly raised. Target areas are used in many different disciplines having different names and a slightly […]

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Making Memories – Huey’s first shoot day

Huey is currently just over 20 weeks old. On Sunday we took him on the shoot ? Now there are lots of different opinions on when a dog should be introduced to a shoot/gunshot etc and it is often looked upon as early being bad. Now I can fully imagine this can cause problems with […]

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Neutering ……….a hot topic

I’ve had a busy week, I did classes last week on Wednesday and Gundog Training on Thursday then in between I have been book writing Mia my female cocker has came into season last Friday Now I have 6 dogs into total . Snoopy is 14 and neutered. He was neutered at 10 years old […]

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Mar
05

Why don’t I have aggressive dogs in a training class?

Often when people contact me because their dog is reactive, they believe the solution is to ‘socialise’ them in a training class. So here is an explanation as to why many professional and educated trainers don’t do this. If a dog is reactive which means it lunges, barks, growls, vocalises and generally behaves inappropriately when […]

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Doggy Daycare and the 24 Hour Party Pooch

I’m beginning to see more and more dogs who are attending doggy daycare that lack appropriate social skills. I’m not knocking doggy day care as it has many benefits and can support socialisation in a big way. The problem appears to be with the lack of understanding of what socialisation actually is. The socialisation stage […]

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5 Key Steps To Avoiding Puppy Problems

Puppies can be hard work. Here are 5 Key steps to avoiding puppy problems 1) Choose the right puppy. Research your breed, make sure it’s going to be suitable for your family and lifestyle. Speak to a professional trainer first for advice if you are unsure. 2) Get a puppy, not livestock Research your breeder, […]

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Jun
29

Puppies Are Not Clean Slates

You often hear people say ‘get a puppy they are a clean slate’ As a behaviourist and breeder I can confidently tell you this is not true. Nature and Nurture has a huge impact. A puppy will inherit genes from its parents and these genes will impact the puppies genetic potential to behave in a […]

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