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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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Banish the bath-time blues: part 01

Banish the bath-time blues: part 01

Over the next two posts I'm going to look at how to change your dog's feelings about something many dogs loathe. This first instalment will look at the science behind the process, the next will lay out the exact steps I took when implementing that process with Felix,...

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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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Can You Handle It?

Can You Handle It?

No, the title doesn’t refer to the current heatwave New Zealand is experiencing! I’m asking if you can handle your dog’s body. Can you check ears, eyes, mouth, feet and ‘private bits’? Can you groom, trim or apply minor first aid if needed? If the answer is “Umm, no…”...

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