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Dogs and babies – creating the perfect plan before the expected arrival

For many people, their dog is their baby. In their eyes, the dog is their cherished son or daughter.

But what happens when you bring a new baby into the family? A new-born can dramatically change not only your life but your dog’s life as well. As your routines change your attention will shift from the dog to the baby.READ MORE

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11 steps on how to walk your dog on a lead

Walk your dog on lead & stay in control 

1Be aware of your energy and body language while walking your dog.

Pre Walk Check list

  • Are you communicating a cool, calm canine state of mind?
  • Is your body language sending the message: ‘I am a confident pack leader that is in control’?

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What is dog training?

What is dog training and how does it help our pets?

Dog training is the process of teaching skills or behaviors to your dog. This can include teaching your dog to respond to certain commands, or helping your dog learn coping skills to certain environments.

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Don’t Take My Food Away

Control is essential to stop food aggression

Controlling the food is essential but if you follow the old fashioned approach that you must be able to take the food away this can cause insecurity, defensive and even aggressive behaviours.READ MORE

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The Balance Trainer

Balance training as opposed to aversion training

What is balance training? And why do many trainers and Behaviourist believe that aversive behaviourist and trainers can be recognised simply by the words they use like corrections, pack, dominance and pressure ect.READ MORE

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Being a positive dog trainer

Positive dog trainer is all about energy

Being a positive dog trainer is not about just using positive reinforcement and only  food and toy reward based training to create desired behaviours.READ MORE

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Presenting Dog Energy

Understand and Control Dog Energy

The first thing I am always presented with and the hardest thing owners find to do. Is understanding and controlling their dog energy.READ MORE

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Dog Lead Pulling

Dog Lead pulling is the No1 behavioural issue

Dog lead pulling is one of the most common behavioural issue’s. So what is the cause, what is the effect and how do we solve it.READ MORE