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Dog Training, What’s your tone?

Whats your tone?
It may seem obvious but it must be remembered, it’s called a ‘Command’ not a ‘Request’…
Also, something to think about, do you change the tone of your ‘Command’ when giving it in ‘Public’ or in front of certain family members etc. [Read More…]

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Dog Training, ‘Command’ Timing

Save yourself a lot of grief…A ‘Command’ word must be taught/learnt when your dog is doing the very exact action you want the command to mean.
For example the command “Off” for ‘Off the furniture’. Off must be said extremely quickly, the instant your dogs feet are all off the object or all on the ground (a very small window of time). [Read More…]

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Dog Training, It’s time… Off the Lead!

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…]

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Dog Training, Walking your dog and the Extendable Lead

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…]

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Arghh those quick, ‘negative’ influences…

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,

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