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PUPPY SOCIALISATION AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING COVID 19

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Puppy Socialisation, Puppy toys, Uncategorized
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Essential Socialisation during Covid In these difficult times I thought it worth emphasising that whilst the usual ideal puppy socialisation methods are not possible, you can and should still be doing as much as safely possible to ensure your puppy grows into a well-balanced older dog. Getting your Puppy used to Sounds One of my […]

THE BEST POSSIBLE START FOR YOUR NEW PUPPY OR RESCUE DOG

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Admin under Buying a puppy, Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Puppy House Training, Puppy Training
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    Giving your dog the best possible start in life, be he or she a bundle of 8 week old joy or an older rescue dog, will help you greatly in having a well behaved and well mannered friend who is both easy to live with and a pleasure take out in public.  It […]

FIREWORKS AND DOGS – TIME TO START REDUCING YOUR DOG’S FEAR

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dogs scared of fireworks
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      Just a reminder to please take the time now to start on a behaviour change program for your dogs in good time before the firework (and Christmas) season starts. Please see the link below to my previous article for advice on how to help reduce your dog’s anxiety with regard to fireworks […]

TRAINING DOGS TO LEAVE SHEEP

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training
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    If you would like a chance to train your dog to leave sheep alone then please contact Ashdown Forest Conservators (see below) as I have just received the following email. Contact Ashdown Forest Conservators to book your space A few spaces have opened up for the Sheep Proof Your Dog Training on Tuesday […]

THE YELLOW DOG PROJECT

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour
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  You may have seen dogs out and about dressed in an array of yellow paraphernalia!  The Yellow Dog Project is an interesting and potentially very useful idea.  Basically, if a dog has a yellow collar, harness, lead, or has a yellow ribbon tied to the lead, then it may indicate that they need space […]

IS YOUR DOG INTELLIGENT?

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training
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A dog selectively bred to do its work independently of its handler may not be the most obedient but is far from lacking intelligence … What can affect our dogs’ performance? Most of us (I hope) think our dogs are wonderful but occasionally I meet someone who believes their dog is not so bright.  I, […]

PUPPY PENS – A HOUSE TRAINING ESSENTIAL

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Puppy House Training, Puppy Training
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  Puppy pens are one of the most essential pieces of equipment for house training your puppy and, used correctly, your puppy should be very happy to settle in the pen, and hopefully also to go inside his/her crate (the crate can be placed inside the pen)  – see below.     Make sure you […]

THE DOG’S NOSE KNOWS …

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog seminars, Dog Training
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    2017 Conference – The Dog’s Nose Knows The Canine Behaviour and Training Society (of which I am a member) have an annual conference on Sunday 1st October 2017 and this year their guest speaker will be Dr Claire Guest from the charity Medical Detection Dogs. The talk is entitled THE DOG’S NOSE KNOWS’ […]

PUPPIES PLAY BITING AND CHEWING

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Puppy Training
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Using a food toy for entertainment (The Busy Buddy Twist ‘n Treat) Very useful for young dogs although this is 12 year old retired gundog enjoying retirement!   This is one of the most common issues I am asked to help with – both with puppies and adolescent dogs which are play biting and chewing. […]

HAPPY CLIENTS AND THEIR DOGS …

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Admin under Dog Behaviour, Dog Training
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The comments below are all genuine feedback from clients’ texts and emails, both from one to one training and from classes.  For more feedback please also see the ‘Testimonials’ page of my website.   Some owners have kindly given permission for their names to be published but others are kept anonymous – I value client confidentiality […]