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Banish the bath-time blues: part 02

Banish the bath-time blues: part 02

In my last post I detailed the theory and process of working with a dog who is terrified of being bathed. I gave you the tools and techniques I use and the way I plan out the training. This time I’ll detail the actual process I followed to help Felix overcome his bath...

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How to be Your Own Coach

How to be Your Own Coach

Do you struggle to make training progress without a coach? Has this time of madness and isolation seen your training stall or go backwards? If so, you’re definitely not alone. There’re a number of reasons why training alone can be a struggle. Let’s start with......

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Open Mouth Training Challenge

Open Mouth Training Challenge

Well!  What strange times we live in!  But I don't want to dwell that, I want to give you something to stretch your training skills and your dog's mind.  Oh, and it just happens to be REALLY useful too.  Win-win! Some time ago I taught Breezy how to open his mouth for...

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Breezy’s Close Call

Breezy’s Close Call

Today I’m celebrating! Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the scariest two weeks of Breezy’s life. Today I can look down with gratitude as he peacefully snoozes at my feet while I type this. This time last year our lives seemed totally normal until…   Monday...

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The Fifth Quadrant

The Fifth Quadrant

Ouch! You grit your teeth, steel your resolve and turn your back…again, as your 35 kg, over exuberant young dog bites your elbows, grabs your jacket, bounces off your shoulders and generally uses you as a punch bag/trampoline… Your ears are ringing and there is a...

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Garbage in: Garbage out…

Garbage in: Garbage out…

Aaargghh!!! I let rip with a fluent stream of Anglo-Saxon expletives just as my long-suffering husband walked through the door. “Problem?” he enquired, casting a wary eye on me (steaming!) and the dogs feigning sleep in their beds. “This $&*%ing thing won’t let me...

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