FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2017 2017-08-20T01:56:23+00:00 Admin ~/ Dog Training - It's time... Off the Lead! ~/?x=entry:entry170814-113846 2017-08-14T11:38:46+00:00 2017-08-14T11:38:46+00:00

Are you your dogs last limiting factor?
In the end, if your dog is responding well to the recall on-lead, including with distraction, you may be finding a walk on the lead is just not enough to expend that pent up physical and mental energy. Well, at some point and it is up to you but a walk off the lead (obviously in a legally allowed area) is the natural progression for a fully enriching experience. [Read More…]

Dog Training, walking your dog and the Extendable Lead ~/?x=entry:entry170807-143038 2017-08-07T14:30:38+00:00 2017-08-07T14:30:38+00:00

I’m happy using extendable leads when walking dogs.
It’s ok for your dog to walk in front of you (think a sled dog team with a musher) but not if your dog is pulling*.
*Pulling is trying to get you to go in the direction your dog wants to go and as such is an attempt to lead. [Read More…]

Dog Training, walking your dog and the Extendable Lead ~/?x=entry:entry170807-143035 2017-08-07T14:30:35+00:00 2017-08-07T14:30:35+00:00

I’m happy using extendable leads when walking dogs.
It’s ok for your dog to walk in front of you (think a sled dog team with a musher) but not if your dog is pulling*.
*Pulling is trying to get you to go in the direction your dog wants to go and as such is an attempt to lead. [Read More…]

Arghh those quick, 'negative' influences... ~/?x=entry:entry170725-210255 2017-07-25T21:02:55+00:00 2017-07-25T21:02:55+00:00

Be aware of just how quickly ‘negative’ behaviour inserts like jumping up, can and do come about when training your dog, despite your best efforts, arrgh. Nothings perfect and don’t beat yourself up. Set backs come about like when, a visitor comes and pushes your pup down when they jump up (creating a bouncing, rebound effect ) or even pats and says “Aw Isn’t he lovely!” and bang your dog is up. These can require much effort to correct over a few days but just get back on that ‘training horse’ and remind yourself, this is how we do it around here,

Dog Training - Don't be a nag... ~/?x=entry:entry170720-064926 2017-07-20T06:49:26+00:00 2017-07-20T06:49:26+00:00

Now this can be really hard to do initially until your really get into the habit of it, but…
Do not keep repeating a command - this sends the message to your dog that 2-3 repetitions are what the command is made up of. Also why would your dog ever feel the need to do the ‘Command’ the first time if you are going to nag about it and repeat it multiple times? There’s always next time…