Archive for August, 2013

Check out

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If you are paying a dog trainer, find out what methods they use, what experience they have and how they trained.

As them for a cv if you are unsure.

Check out anyone you use carefully first.

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Beware of advice!

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I thought I would share some of the well intentioned but wrong advice clients have received and what problem developed from it.

  • Pick your puppy up when dogs approach – This has caused a barking issue.
  • Cage your dog for 8 to 12 hours a day – This has caused a stress issue.
  • Yank hard on the lead when your dog is pulling – This has caused aggression on lead and a spinal issue.
  • Squirt your dog with water when it barks – This ...
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Responsibility

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Lets prove we are responsible dog owners.

  • Keep your dog on the lead on public footpaths
  • Teach your dog not to jump up at people
  • Teach your dog to be dog social

3 basic steps to prove our dogs are great.

 

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Puppy News

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So in 8 weeks time a puppy will be added to my family of dogs.

Preparation starts now with puppy proofing and subtle changes to get my existing girls ready.

Exciting times

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Agility

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A good mental and physical workout for the dog and handler.

Trust is needed and basic training before you begin.

The joy of seeing a dog run in harmony with their owner is second to none.

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To the end

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Any training needs to be done up to the end so it is completed.

Finishing halfway could result in your dogs behaviour going backwards.

Ask if your not sure what to aim for.

Do what is good for our dog.

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